TVF scores MENA sales

Manori Ravindran, 22 October 2019
From TBI

London-headquartered specialist factual distributor TVF International has sold a slate of programmes including New Species and In My Mind to MENA broadcasters.


Pan-MENA news network BBC Arabic has licensed a package of factual titles, including Attitude Pictures’ mental health series In My Mind, Furnace’s You, Me and Eugenics and Spring Films’ ITV commission Prisons Uncovered.


Elsewhere, Al Jazeera has picked up a package of 35 hours for the Documentary Channel, including ZDF/Arte/Globo co-production New Species, Channel News Asia’s Algorithms: How They Rule Our World and Coming Clean About Green.


Meanwhile, Discovery Family has picked up the first two seasons of Channel 5’s Raw Recruits as well as the CW’s pop science magazine series Did I Mention Invention? and Choice TV’s The Healthy Food Guide.


Elsewhere, pan-MENA channel Alhurra has licensed two current affairs films from Channel News Asia’s investigative ‘Undercover Asia’ strand, as well as history doc Partition, a one-off that traces the roots of today’s India-Pakistan conflict back to its origins in Britain’s partition of India in 1947.


Finally, satellite provider OSN has acquired Apollo’s New Moon, a one-off documentary using state-of-the-art archive footage to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 lunar landing.


All sales were brokered by MENA senior sales exec Oliver Clayton, who said:

“MENA has been one of our fastest growing territories for a number of years now and it is great to continue this trajectory with our long-standing partners in the region whose appetite for specialist factual is going from strength to strength.”