TAC Studios, the production arm of The Africa Channel, has concluded deals for several of its lifestyle shows to leading broadcast and digital networks around the globe. Networks include Tastemade (USA), SBS Food (Australia), Radio Television Brunei (RTB), Discovery Networks (Middle East and Africa), OSN (Middle East), and SABC (South Africa). These follow previously announced agreements with Urban Movie Channel (USA) and Emirates Airlines. Fred Media is responsible for the deals.
"As a leading content licensing company, we are happy to facilitate the distribution of TAC Studios content to global audiences,” says Roger Vanderspikken, chief operation officer, Fred Media. “With an increasing relevance and demand for premium African and multicultural content, TAC Studios is a great partner in enabling us to fulfill this demand.”
The new deals align with TAC Studios' commitment to presenting contemporary stories, authentic voices, and quality productions reflecting the African experience worldwide. Also, by investing in the development of talent on the African continent, the production company continues to empower African creatives while bridging cultural gaps between Africa and the rest of the world.
“We are delighted by the reception our shows are receiving by leading global networks as the demand for African content continues to increase with international audiences," says Brendan Gabriel, vice-president, production, TAC Studios. “These licensing deals continue to support our mission to develop and produce content, both scripted and unscripted, that bring Africa, its stories and heritage to global audiences."