Spanish broadcasters plunder TVF catalogue

Joanna Tilley, 30 May 2019
From Broadcast

Spanish broadcasters have snapped up a raft of programmes from factual distributor TVF International including landmark aerial series The World From Above.

BBC, ITV and Sky commissioned programmes are amongst the slate of one-off documentaries and series that have been sold by the London-based distributor.

A 38-hour package, including The World From Above and eco-adventure series Across the World with Te Radar, has been sold to Catalan broadcaster TV2.

The World from Above was also licensed by Canal Viajar alongside Sky’s Hidden Italy and luxury travel series Glamping Adventures.

Elsewhere, ABC’s pre-wedding photography doc China Love, ARTE’s Breast’s Uncovered and Pernel’s investigative health special Fresh Fruit fakers were picked up by Spanish public broadcaster RTVE.

In the current affairs space, TV3 licensed the BBC’s Accidental Anarchist and Channel News Asia’s Undercover Investigation doc, In the Name of Honour: Pakistan’s Honour Killings.

Telefonica picked up ITV’s popular travel and fishing show Monster Carp (16 x 46) and BBC double Johnny Kingdom and the Bears of Alaska (1 x 60) went to Cazavisión TV.

Irini Koulovasilopoulos, Spanish-language specialist at TVF International, said: “We are proud to be working with such a broad range of broadcasters in Spain, from the autonómicas to Pan-Iberian networks and specialist channels.

“This is a testament to the diversity of the TVF catalogue that meets what we see as a growing demand for high quality, factual programming in the region.”