TVF Launching 200-Plus New Hours at MIPTV


TVF International is in Cannes with more than 200 hours of new factual programming, including the science doc Fluid: Life Beyond the Binary.

Hosted by comedian Mae Martin, Fluid: Life Beyond the Binary is a CBC Nature of Things commission from Kensington Communications. The doc explores the science of gender and sexual fluidity in the natural and human world.

The Good Virus, from ID Productions and Matter of Fact Media, is an observational documentary commissioned by TELUS that takes viewers to the frontlines of phage therapy research.

Building out its aerial catalog, TVF has on offer the 4K series Castles From Above, from Zona Mixta. The series takes viewers on an aerial journey through France, Italy, Austria and Romania, visiting their iconic castles from the air.

From Attitude Pictures, the factual entertainment format Four Go Flatting is a TVNZ series that follows four young men with intellectual disabilities as they move out of their family homes for the first time to live with flatmates.

There are also two new true-crime series from Law&Crime Productions: Behind the Crime, which uses real case footage to take viewers behind the scenes from crime to investigation, trial to verdict, and The Trials of Kyle Rittenhouse, which examines the infamous case of teenager Kyle Rittenhouse, who fatally shot two people at a Black Lives Matter protest in Wisconsin in 2020 but was found not guilty of murder.

The history slate includes 1979: The Year of the Islamist Revolution, from OR Media, chronicling the critical events of 1979 in the Middle East from the Iranian Revolution to the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. The A+E Networks series Weird Britain, meanwhile, explores the strange legends, unsolved mysteries and supernatural histories of Britain.

In the way of wildlife fare, the new 4K underwater series Weird Ocean Creatures, from Gran Angular, showcases a variety of weird and wonderful underwater creatures. There’s a second season of the wildlife and conservation series Shamwari Untamed, from Tracks Multimedia, and new episodes of Eco-Heroines, from Pronto Prod.

The catalog also features Marlon Brando: In Paradise, from Berlin-Producers, in time for what would have been the actor’s 100th birthday.

The slate of world affairs content features the ZDF/Arte-commissioned Supernova: The Music Festival Massacre, from Gebrüder Beetz, which combines first responder and survivor testimony with eyewitness footage to provide an account of the October 7th massacre carried out by Hamas at the Supernova music festival.

There are also documentaries from the Singapore-based Mediacorp, including MH370: A Decade On, which investigates the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370; Panda Power: Rise of the Furry Diplomats, about live-animal diplomatic gifts; and China and the Global South: China’s Role in the Middle East.

The investigative docuseries VeraCity has four new episodes, featuring a look at illegal cosmetic surgery and romantic fraud, among others.

From Good Thing Productions, Australia’s Open goes inside the Grand Slam tournament and relives its most moments. The doc premiered on ABC and ESPN early this year.

Poppy McAlister, head of TVF International, commented: “For the last MIPTV in Cannes, we’re going out with a bang! We are launching over 200 new hours of completed programming at the market, from premium world affairs, history and science docs to factual entertainment, formats and lifestyle. Our slate represents some of the most impressive and innovative factual producers from across Asia, Australasia, Europe and the Americas, demonstrating TVF’s commitment to bringing diverse, global stories to broadcasters around the world.”