Covid-19 shows sell to Latin America

Robin Parker, 18 May 2020
From Broadcast

Asian shows Race Against the Pandemic and Weird Food Diaries are among a clutch of programmes TVF International has sold to broadcasters across Latin America.


National Geographic has picked up Channel NewsAsia’s Race Against the Pandemic, a fast-turnaround science-focused doc about coronavirus.


Meanwhile, AMC Networks’ culinary channel El Gourmet will air Moving Visual Co’s eight-part Singapore series Weird Food Diaries, which features bizarre dishes from across Asia.


Elsewhere, Furnace TV’s BBC4 docs The Secrets of Quantum Physics and Order and Disorder, both of which are fronted by Jim Al-Khalili, are heading to Mexico channel Justicia TV, as part of a package of science programmes that includes PBS-Kontentreal collaboration e2 Transport, presented by Brad Pitt.


TVF has also sold 22-hours of content to Brazilian network Globo’s SVoD service Globoplay, including Bloomberg’s System Shock, which documents how MP3 technology changed the music industry; Forces TV’s Harry: Warrior Prince, Channel NewsAsia’s Inside the Crypto-Kingdom and Attitude Pictures’ TVNZ disability series Being Me.


Finally, Smithsonian channel has renewed royal docu-drama Inside Buckingham Palace (2 x45) for its Central, South and North American feeds.


The sales were brokered by Katie Bench, TVF International sales executive for Latin America and Iberia.


The Latin America sales follow deals that TVF secured earlier this month for a string of coronavirus docs, including Britespark Films’ C4 docs Coronavirus: How the World Is Changing and What’s It Like to Catch Coronavurus?, which will air on Spain’s RTVE, Australia’s ABC and Denmark’s DR.