India, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, United Kingdom — 08/04/2012 2:06 PM

TVF secures major Asian deals (rapidtvnews.com)

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Distributor TVF International has acquired several new Asian programmes, and made a number of UK documentary sales.

It has picked up “Special Forces” from History Channel Asia, a documentary series that looks at Asia’s elite special ops unit; “Asia’s Underworld” from C&I Network Asia, which looks at the face of crime in the region; “Property Hunter” from Channel NewsAsia and “Martin Yan: True Passion” from the Asian Food Channel.

In Japan, TVF has sold one-off documentary “War Horse: the Real Story” to broadcaster NHK while Nippon TV has acquired wildlife titles “Common Ground: a Human Elephant Story” and “Facing the Storm”. Meanwhile TFC has picked up BBC science documentaries “Everything & Nothing” and “The Secret Life of Chaos”.

TVF has sold some 60 hours of content to True Visions in Thailand while India’s AETN18 has secured a range of titles including cookery series “Galleons of Spice” and cutting-edge special “Forced Marriage Unit”.

Will Stapley, senior sales executive at TVF, said Asia has a “hugely varied appetite for factual programming” and that “despite an increasing desire for ‘local’ content, our documentaries are more popular than ever with Asian buyers”.

Source: rapidtvnews.com (03/08/2012)

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