Tern flies to DCD Rights for international content deals
| 21 March 2018

As part of its ongoing deal with the award-winning factual specialist, independent UK distributor DCD Rights has signed a number of global acquisitions for upcoming factual content from producer Tern TV.

The portfolio is headed by Flights from Hell: Caught on Camera, Emergency Helicopter Medics, World’s Wildest Weather: Caught on Camera, Best Laid Plans and The Art Detectives.
Produced for Channel 4, Flights from Hell: Caught on Camera is a one-hour special exploring extremes of behaviour in airports and on planes and has been secured by Nine Network (Australia), Sky TV (New Zealand), BBC Brit (Poland), TV 2 (Denmark), RTL Netherlands, TV2 (Norway) and Channel 8 (Israel).

Sky TV New Zealand is also the first broadcaster to pick up presale rights to Tern’s brand new Emergency Helicopter Medics, also produced for Channel 4. This access observational documentary series follows flying doctor teams who are delivering a cutting edge ‘hospital in the field’. DCD Rights will debut the new 10 x 60’ series to the international market at MIP-TV.

Also showcasing in Cannes will be World’s Wildest Weather: Caught on Camera, a 2 x 60’ special for Channel 4, already presold to TVNZ, investigating the human stories and science behind extreme weather, as told and filmed by ordinary people caught in the eye of the storm.

Also produced for Channel 4, Best Laid Plans is heading to Blue Ant Media for its Cottage Life Channel in Canada, ITI Neovision (Domo+) in Poland and to AMC Networks International – Central and Northern Europe, which will see it premiering on the channel Spektrum Home in Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia. The ten-part series follows architectural designer Charlie Luxton and property developer Sophie Morgan as they join forces to help the nation’s biggest and boldest home improvers.

Finally, with a third season set to launch at MIP-TV, the second season of The Art Detectives, which is claimed to have almost doubled BBC Four’s ratings with its discovery of a lost Rubens masterpiece, has picked up new broadcasters in New Zealand (Sky TV), France and French-speaking Europe (Histoire) and the USA (APT).

“We’re delighted to see our ongoing partnership with the renowned team at Tern TV continue to deliver such diverse factual content which clearly holds strong appeal on the international stage,” commented DCD Rights CEO Nicky Davies Williams. “Establishing and building successful relationships with leading producers is front and centre of our strategy, ensuring our position as the go-to distributor for intelligent, unique and compelling factual content.”