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TAC Studios licenses content globally

TAC Studios, the production arm of The Africa Channel, has inked content deals with global broadcast and digital networks for several of its lifestyle shows .

Brendan Gabriel

The latest companies to have licensed TAC content are OSN and Discovery Networks in the Middle East, Tastemade (US), SBS Food (Australia), Radio Television Brunei, SABC (South Africa) and distributor Fred Media, which is part of the WTFN group.

Thirteen-part series Minjiba Entertains has been picked up by Discovery Networks, SBS Food and Tastemade; 26-parter Africa on a Plate has been acquired by SBS Food; 13-episode cooking series May’s Kitchen has been taken by SBS Food, Radio Television Brunei and OSN; and Amah Knows Best has been picked up by SABC.

Brendan Gabriel, VP of production at TAC Studios, said: “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. 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.”

Roger Vanderspikken, chief operating officer at Fred Media, added: “As a leading content licensing company, we are happy to facilitate the distribution of TAC Studios content to global audiences. With an increasing relevance and demand for premium African and multicultural content, TAC Studios is a great partner in enabling us to fulfil this demand.”

TAC has previously struck content agreements with US-based Urban Movie Channel and Emirates Airlines.


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TAC Studios partners for African copros

TAC Studios has collaborated with Nigerian, Kenyan, South African and Egyptian production companies to coproduce four new TV series across Africa.

Brendan Gabriel

The production arm of US-based The Africa Channel develops, produces and distributes lifestyle content reflecting Africa’s influence on the world

The partnerships are aimed at investing in talent and fostering quality and excellence in media production as well as adding to Africa’s already diverse content.

May’s Kitchen, produced in partnership with Filmedia Productions in Egypt, is a 13-episode cooking series that features celebrity chef May Yacoubi, who introduces viewers to tasty and authentic dishes.

Second Husband is a 10-episode series produced in partnership with Biola Alabi Media in Lagos. It tells the story of a successful Nigerian businesswoman who defies social norms and takes revenge on her cheating husband by bringing another man into her life.

The Yard is a 13-episode drama series coproduced with Currency Media in Kenya, which highlights the story of a struggling hip hop artist who tries to excel in Nairobi’s rap world.

My Design Rules is a 26-episode competition reality series coproduced with Cardova Productions in South Africa. It showcases three interior design duos who compete to transform three empty white-box spaces into designer dream homes.

Brendan Gabriel, Johannesburg-based head of creative and production for TAC Studios, said: “We are really excited to continue to evolve our network of relationships across the continent cementing our studio as a key hub for pan-African content creation. The producers and talent both established and new who we are working with bring an authentic voice to their storytelling and we want to ensure that their stories are now distributed globally and reach vast new audiences.”

Patience Stevens, executive producer at Cardova Productions, said: “We are pleased to work with TAC Studios on our series My Design Rules as a first of many future collaborations, building on our prior relationship with its sister company, The Africa Channel, who has successfully introduced our daily show Expresso Morning Show to audiences in North America and the Caribbean.”

TAC Studios, which acquires content for The Africa Channel and global OTT platform Demand Africa, has produced shows such as Africa on a Plate, Miniiba Entertains and World Wide Nate, which have been distributed to platforms in Africa as well as globally.

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