Paul Heaney, the former president and md of Cineflix Rights, has launched TCB Media Rights, a new rights ownership and distribution business.
TCB Media Rights will build on the traditional role of the distributor, working closely with producers and broadcasters from around the world from an early stage of production.
“The rights and content distribution market has changed substantially over the last decade, with new technologies and emerging markets presenting both challenges and opportunities to the industry” says Heaney. “The old models are being updated already by the smarter players in the rights exploitation business.”
The company’s approach to content will centre on IP and on the creation of a profitable stream of on-going output from select production partners, rather than deals made on a project-by-project basis.
TCB Media Rights has begun conversations with significant investor partners and is recruiting a senior management team.
Heaney’s has worked in production and distribution for Cineflix, Southern Star and Nat Geo and broadcast advertising with BskyB and NBC.