TCB Media Rights Sells 130 Hours of Programming into LatAm


London-based TCB Media Rights has closed a raft of deals totaling 130-plus hours of programming with broadcasters across Latin America.

TCB Media Rights has inked a two-title deal with A+E Latin America for Discovery Science and UKTV’s Abandoned Engineering and Shipwreck Secrets. Both series are produced by Like A Shot. This latest A+E acquisition follows a deal for Pixcom’s The Guild Garage, originally produced for Discovery. Discovery Latin America has picked up Just Might TV’s Flipping Bangers and Wider Films’ The Car Years, and renewed its license for the first two series of Cry Havoc Productions’ Supercar Superbuild. Also headed for Discovery Latin America is Barcroft Media’s Shake My Beauty.

National Geographic Latin America has taken a package of TCB Media Rights titles that includes Border Interceptors, Egypt’s Unexplained Files, Kitten Rescuers, Mythical Beats Unearthed and World’s Wildest Weather.

The Latin-American lifestyle and entertainment network ¡Hola! TV has licensed ITN Productions’ portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, Elizabeth, which was originally commissioned by Channel 5.

Leading TCB Media Rights’ NATPE Miami slate is the TCB original commission Edges Unknown, from Toronto-based indie 4East Media. The eight-part series follows explorers, conservationists and best friends Brett and Cliff as they aspire to live off the grid, with a back-to-basics lifestyle. Other highlights include the recently launched shows How Did They Build That?, Lords of the Ocean and Shocking Emergency Calls.

Lenneke de Jong, TCB Media Rights’ sales manager for Latin America, said: “This last year has been a great one for us in Latin America, which is developing a real appetite for our premium factual entertainment. Broadcasters have picked up a wide range of programs—from super-cars to shipwrecks, from queens to kittens—which demonstrates their fresh and colorful appetite. As we set off to Miami this week, we’re confident that our NATPE slate, which includes several shows handpicked to appeal to Latin American and U.S. audiences, will prove equally successful with the region’s broadcasters.”