TCB Media Rights, the London-based rights-ownership and distribution company, has greenlit two more original factual titles adding to its roster of 25 TCB Original shows plus a new paranormal show from the newly acquired BGM.
Hitler’s Supercars is a 1x60 special which has pre-sold to Channel 4 in the UK, the deal was brokered by Holly Newey, senior sales manager. Produced by UK indie Wiser Films, the film explores the fascinating story of how during the rise of the Third Reich two German car manufacturers were ordered to build the most high performance vehicles the world had ever seen. What followed was a rivalry that would reap Grand Prix victories, international domination that was a propaganda coup, and provide world fame to its drivers who risked their lives smashing speed records that still stand to this day. All under the direct orders of the Fuhrer himself. Executive produced by Wiser Films co-founders Tas Brooker & Jim Wiseman with Hannah Demidowicz and Nicola Davey for TCB, this is the untold story behind Hitler’s supercars.
Extreme Ice Machines is an 8x60 series produced by Canadian production company Architect Films. An undisclosed US network has joined the project through a pre-sale brokered by head of sales Simona Argenti. Whether it’s part of a transportation team in the Antarctic or the safety squad at the world’s most northern airport, there is a machine that makes everything possible in the extreme cold. Machines made for extreme weather are, by definition, durable, tough and essential. They are critical for human survival in conditions that are meant to kill us. In the areas with extreme weather we have created machines that allow us to live and thrive. Exec producers on the series are Architect Film’s Tanya Linton, Mike Sheerin and Cara Volchoff, for TCB Hannah Demidowicz.
Paranormal Nightshift 13 x 60, is the latest series in BGM’s successful strand of paranormal shows. The show has been ordered by TCB Media Rights’ and has been pre-sold to Travel Channel in the US and Blue Ant Media’s T+E channel in Canada. TCB Media Rights holds the worldwide rights, excluding Canada, to Paranormal Nightshift, which tells the spine-chilling stories of night workers who have encountered ghosts, demons and other inexplicable phenomena in the workplace. By day, offices, hotels and restaurants are efficient, bustling places, full of efficient, rational people. In the darkest hours of the night, however, they can morph into something much more sinister.
Paul Heaney, founder and CEO of TCB Media Rights, said: ‘it is right now that channels’ offerings need topping up or gaps filled so as a factual distributor we have a hugely focused marketing job to do. The TCB team doesn’t need to add to workloads by simply sending availabilities lists to all of our buyers, but in some cases that is exactly what they need. A consultative selling approach is at the heart of what we do so we will go down the road a bit further: we will take on and share the precise challenges that our clients are facing and help them solve their potential problems. We have always responded to what the networks require and these titles certainly demonstrate that.’
TCB Media Rights is currently in negotiation to agree its next iteration in conjunction with FTI Consulting Canada after its parent company Kew Media Group went into administration last week.