TVF International Strengthens Partnerships in ANZ


TVF International has strengthened its relationships with broadcasters and platforms in Australia and New Zealand with a new raft of sales and additions to its catalog.

In Australia, SBS licensed productions across a variety of genres, including Castro’s Spies for SBS Viceland. The documentary tells the story of an elite group of Cuban spies who were sent undercover into the U.S. in the ’90s.

SBS also licensed the Channel News Asia-commissioned titles Food Chain: From Source to Table, about the mysteries of global food production, for SBS Food and South Korea’s Debt Bomb: The Truth Behind Squid Game for SBS Viceland. CODA: Mother, Father, Deaf, an RTÉ one-off, was also picked up for SBS Viceland. In the history genre, SBS acquired Indian Space Dreams, Inferno: Letters from Auschwitz and Untold Arctic Wars.

Also in Australia, ABC picked up Smart Cities, about the environmental impact and future of cities, for the Education channel.

In New Zealand, TVNZ bought the Davina McCall-fronted series Sex, Myths and the Menopause and its follow-up documentary, Sex, Mind and the Menopause. Maori Television licensed several episodes of NHK’s Animal Instincts, as well as Asian Art Stories and Basquiat: From Rags to Riches.

BritBox acquired a number of titles, including Martin Compston’s Scottish Fling, which sees the Line of Duty star reconnect with his roots in Scotland. The streamer also bought Hidden Villages and Hidden Coastal Villages.

In addition to sales, TVF International also added new titles to its catalog from producers in the region, including Garage Dreams from Broken Arrow and Journey Media and Australia from Above from RJ Media.