Media group Ten Alps PLC (AIM: TAL) announced a three-year distribution deal with BBC Worldwide for all of its broadcast factual TV content, with BBC Worldwide providing development funding to the company.
The deal includes Ten Alps' TV documentary production companies Brook Lapping, Blakeway, Films of Record and Below the Radar in a single deal.
BBC Worldwide will work closely with the companies to help identify and support international opportunities within their development slates. In return it will have an exclusive first option to distribute available rights in commissioned programmes on a global basis.
Programmes delivered by Ten Alps companies so far in 2009 have included Iran and the Wesr (BBC2), The Future of Food (BBC 2), The Madoff Hustle (BBC 2), Murder Mansion (Channel 4), China's Capitalist Revolution (BBC 2), How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin (BBC 2) and several Dispatches for Channel 4.