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Heaney’s TCB sells Surveillance

Broadcasters in Europe and Africa have picked up an Australian factual series from TCB Media Rights, the distributor established by former Cineflix Rights MD Paul Heaney.

Launched by Heaney in September last year, TCB agreed an initial deal with Australia’s Seven Network to represent three of its factual series and a one-off factual special.

The first of these series, Surveillance (12×30’), has now been licensed to BSkyB in the UK, SBS in the Netherlands, Mediaset in Italy, TV4 in Sweden and A+E Networks channels in Poland, Romania, Greece, Cyprus and Africa.

Heaney left UK-based international distributor Cineflix Rights in April last year, telling C21 he would “pursue new opportunities”. TCB subsequently signed UK indie Argonon as its first client.

Speaking of the latest deals, Heaney said: “It’s a show like Surveillance that is attractive to mainstream audiences across the world, that broadcasters hunt for and distributors cherish. They offer a robust appeal and tend to be evergreen in shelf-life.”

Meanwhile, TCB has added a further 10 hours to its roster through a new acquisitions deal with New Zealand’s 2B Media. The deal saw 2B hand over distribution rights to TCB for two series of TVNZ’s reality show Rescue Code One.

TCB has now struck a deal with UKTV for the show, which will air for the first time in the UK later this year. Rescue Code One follows the human stories of life and death, profiling the work of a rescue helicopter crew and its paramedics.

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