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 .
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.