Nat Geo acquires exclusive US, LATAM rights to Borderforce USA: The Bridges | Deals | News | Rapid TV News
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London-based rights-ownership and distribution company TCB Media Rights has sold Borderforce USA: The Bridges to National Geographic Television for the US and Latin America.
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The 10 x 60’ series, produced by Stampede Productions for UKTV’s Dave, is claimed to have triggered a huge amount of interest outside of the UK due to its topical nature. The exclusive-access series Borderforce USA: The Bridges marks the first time ever TV cameras have been granted access to Customs and Border Protection’s operations on all 28 bridges connecting Mexico to the United States. Almost three years in the making, this series takes viewers to the heart of one of the most talked about places in the world. From asylum seekers to daily commuters to adrenaline-inducing Cartel activity, viewers get a ringside seat to what CBP officers deal with on a daily basis.

The deal was brokered at TCB Media Rights by Lenneke de Jong and Simona Argenti and was acquired by National Geographic’s global acquisitions director, Ben Noot. Commenting on the win, de Jong said: “In view of the controversy surrounding President Trump’s proposed wall with Mexico, border security is a hot topic in both the US and Latin America. Against this backdrop, Borderforce USA: The Bridges could not be more timely, as has been reflected by the interest in it from our US and Latin American broadcast partners.”

Stewart Morris, executive producer for Stampede Productions added “Borderforce USA: The Bridges brought one of most talked-about places in the world directly to viewers, surprising and entertaining them along the way. What happens on this border is the stuff of fiction but couldn’t be more real.”