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Following sales for two of its other original series, and in what it says reflects success of its ‘mini-commissioner’ strategy, TCB Media Rights has revealed global pre-sales for Egypt’s Unexplained Files, with sales booked across the world’s major TV territories.
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Produced by UK indie Rare TV and funded by TCB Media Rights with RMC Découverte, Egypt’s Unexplained Files (10 x 60 mins), has looks at the new technology that is unravelling the secrets of Ancient Egypt and offering new insights into one of the world’s greatest civilisations. It has been sold to over a dozen separate networks already, among them are Science Channel US, the UK’s Channel 5, Germany’s ProSieben, China’s Da Neng Culture Media, Australia’s Foxtel, Viasat World for the CEE Nordic and African territories, Italy’s Mediaset, Spain’s Odisea and Czech Republic’s TV Prima.

The company has also reported sales of Massive Engineering Mistakes (10 x 60 mins) examining construction calamities from around the world, uncovering the epic fails and near misses with access and spectacular visuals. Produced by Argonon-owned BriteSpark Films in association with TCB Media Rights and Discovery UK, the series was recently acquired by Science Channel, France’s Planete+, Discovery and Odisea in Spain, Discovery Italy, Viasat World for CEE and the Nordics and Africa, and Sky TV in New Zealand.

Interest has also continued in the Abandoned Engineering brand, produced by Like A Shot Entertainment in association with TCB Media Rights. Science Channel has now acquired series three, which focuses on engineering projects that were cast aside like enormous, expensive toys, never to be used in the ways for which they were intended. The deal follows the success of the first two series of Abandoned Engineering — also known as Mysteries of the Abandoned. Abandoned Engineering has now also been picked up by Germany’s Welt, as well as Canada’s Blue Ant Media and Bell Media.

Both Massive Engineering Mistakes and Abandoned Engineering, have been recommissioned by TCB for their second and fourth series respectively bringing the totals to 20 and 50 x 60 episodes of each.

“These are some of the earliest shows that we tried out with this so called ‘commissioning’ strategy, Like A Shot’s Abandoned Engineering is the original and a sales phenomenon,” said Paul Heaney, founder and CEO of TCB Media Rights. “Massive Engineering Mistakes has already been a massive sales success and Egypt’s Unexplained Files has been a hit wherever it has aired. As it’s about Egypt and it’s beautifully put together, it sells.”