Nat Geo, RTL, VRT among latest Benelux networks to buy factual from TVF International

Karolina Kaminska, 23 April 2024
From C21

National Geographic, RTL and VRT are among the latest broadcasters in Benelux to acquire from London-based factual distributor TVF International.

National Geographic in Benelux has licensed the latest season of Skyworks’ aerial series The World from Above (14×26’), as well as Australia from Above (5×52’), UAE from Above (1×52’) and Oman from Above (1×52’).

RTL in the Netherlands and Luxembourg have picked up BBC factual entertainment series Secrets of the Aquarium (6×60’) and Super Tunnel, a Windfall Films production going behind-the-scenes of the construction of London’s Elizabeth Line.

Belgium’s VRT has acquired Davina McCall-fronted taboo-busting docs The Pill Revolution (1×45’), debunking the myths of the oral contraceptive pill, Sex, Mind & the Menopause (1×47’) and Sex, Myths & the Menopause (1×47’), all from Finestripe Productions. The pubcaster has also licensed Gambit Pictures’ history doc Castro’s Spies (1×103’, 1×50’), which tells the story of Cuban spies sent to the US in the 1990s.

Meanwhile, DPG Media has acquired investigative docs including Veracity Productions’ The Bitcoin Kid: Inside a Crypto-Heist (1×44’) and revenge porn doc You’ve Been Posted (1×44’).

The broadcaster has also licensed Mediacorp’s The Truth about Mukbang (1×48’), which investigates the benefits and dangers of the viral overeating phenomenon.

Dutch pubcaster NPO 2 Extra has picked up Brilliant Ideas (77×22’), a Bloomberg series featuring the world’s most influential and provocative artists, and a selection of episodes from shortform travel series Little Big World (132×4-7’).