TVF International Closes Raft of LatAm Deals


TVF International has closed a number of sales for titles across a broad range of genres with broadcasters and platforms across Latin America.

Pan-regional broadcaster A+E Networks Latin America licensed 18 hours of premium history titles, including Asia’s Ancient Civilizations. From IFA Media, the eight-parter sees Singaporean scholar Peter Lee explore the rise and fall of mighty Asian empires.

A+E Networks Latin America also picked up Lost Treasure Tombs of the Ancient Maya, originally commissioned by Channel 4, France Télévisions and Discovery Science, as well as Untold Arctic Wars, commissioned by Yle.

In Brazil, Globo bought seasons nine, ten, eleven and twelve of The World from Above, as well as Channel 4’s Sex, Myths and the Menopause. Elsewhere in Brazil, Arte 1 acquired a slew of art titles such as Keith Haring: Street Art Boy and Basquiat: Rage to Riches. The Brazil-based VOD platform Aquarius licensed a package that includes Jim-Al-Khalili’s Guide to Life, the Universe and Everything and How to Start a Revolution.

Pan-regional deals were inked with the Smithsonian Channel and National Geographic. Smithsonian Channel renewed the royal docudramas Inside Windsor Castle and Inside Buckingham Palace for its Central, South and North American channels. National Geographic, meanwhile, licensed a broad package of science and environmental titles such as Eco-Eye and Carbon: The Unauthorised Biography.

“Following a record-breaking year for TVF International, we are delighted to have brought such a wide range of titles to audiences all over Latin America,” said Hannah Cesarani, senior sales executive at TVF International. “Ancient history and science titles are proving to be very popular in Latin America, and it’s exciting to see how the landscape is changing with new online and FAST channels.”