TCB Media Rights Closes Deals with Trio of Australian Broadcasters


London-based TCB Media Rights has inked sales and acquisition deals with a trio of Australian broadcasters, adding five premium series to its over 300-title catalog and selling more than 400 hours of programming into the region.

The deals were closed with Foxtel, Nine Network and Seven Network. The titles covered by the three deals include two Foxtel series: Debi Marshall Investigates: Frozen Lies, in which the investigative crime journalist re-examines the grisly murder of a flamboyant gay barrister; and CJZ’s Ron Iddles: The Good Cop, in which the Australian homicide detective revisits his most challenging murder cases. Two Seven shows—Motorbike Cops and Towies—and Nine Network’s Murder, Lies & Alibis are also now available from TCB.

Nine Network has also taken several of TCB’s most popular titles, including Flicker Productions’ Inside Phuket Airport and ITN Productions’ Murdered by My Stalker. SBS has picked up Phoenix TV’s Underground Worlds for Viceland, along with seasons two and three of Like A Shot Entertainment’s Abandoned Engineering and Woodcut Media’ World’s Greatest Palaces. The last two titles are also headed for Foxtel, as well as over 20 titles of TCB best-sellers in the last year.

TCB has also closed its first deal with BBC Australia, which has taken three Arrow Media titles: season two of World’s Most Extreme (6×60 min.), 727: The Jumbo Revolution (1×60/90 min.) and Inside Jaguar (1×60 min.).

Among the New Zealand broadcasters to have bought TCB content this year are TVNZ, Sky and Choice TV. Deals have been closed with the three broadcasters for several of TCB’s most popular shows, including Woodcut Media’s chilling paranormal docuseries World’s Scariest Hauntings; Massive Engineering Mistakes, produced by Argonon-owned BriteSpark Films in association with TCB Media Rights; and BriteSpark Films’ Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords, which is now in its sixth season.

Lenneke de Jong, the TCB sales manager responsible for Australia and New Zealand, said: “Australia and New Zealand are characteristically competitive TV markets, where they not only expect the best entertainment and factual programming, but also make some of the best. We are very excited and proud to be distributing programs from three of Australia’s top broadcasters. The fact that 400 hours has been licensed in the past year is a great achievement and shows that our catalog resonates well with the audience in this market.”