TVF International has secured a number of sales to Spanish-language broadcasters around the world, including with RTVE for No Luggage: Middle East and Africa.
RTVE also picked up the Sky ARTE commission Hidden Italy and Nicotine Kids, an investigative documentary exposing the dark world of child labor in the tobacco industry, for its La Noche Temática slot. In Latin America, A&E Networks acquired the ancient history series Empires of Silver and Asia’s Ancient Civilisations.
AMC Networks International Southern Europe’s (AMCNISE) channel Odisea/Odisseia licensed an array of documentaries, including the Russell Crowe-narrated underwater series Great Barrier Reef: A Living Treasure, Wild City: River World, Pan Am: Across the Pacific and The Military Tech Show. AMCNISE’s SundanceTV channel picked up the Channel 4 commission Me and My Penis, a documentary about men’s mental health and sexuality from Burning Bright productions. The History Channel Iberia licensed Secrets in the Bones: Hunt for the Black Death Killer, which explores the mysterious history of pandemics, and 9/11: Escape from the Impact Zone. The Catalan public broadcaster TV3 picked up Eugenics: Science’s Greatest Scandal, the culinary show John Torode’s Asia and the blue-chip wildlife series China Wild.
Canarias in the Canary Islands picked up What’s Really in Our Food? The Walt Disney Company’s Canal Viajar acquired a 50-hour package of travel titles, including No Luggage: Latin America, A Billion Chinese Dreams, On Safari, Britain’s Great Outdoors and three new aerial specials showcasing Georgia, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates.
Katie Bench, senior sales executive for Iberia and LatAm at TVF, said: “We are delighted to bring stand-out independent documentaries and factual-entertainment series to our diverse array of partners in Spain. From the public broadcasters to pan-Iberian networks and thematic channels, TVF’s catalog is enjoying growing success in the territory. While audiences are unable to leave their homes, it is extraordinary stories about people and places near and far that are drawing them in.”