Netflix, Hulu buy ABC Oz series

The sales arm of Australian pubcaster the ABC has sold several series to Netflix and Hulu.

The Lance Armstrong StoryNetflix has bought Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story (pictured), the one-off doc about the disgraced cyclist. Buyers including UK pubcaster the BBC has previously acquired the doc, which hails from Searching for Sugar Man producer Passion Pictures.

Hulu, meanwhile, has acquired ABC Commercial-distributed comedy series Bess of Both Worlds, the Gristmill-produced family comedy.

Both on-demand platforms have also bought kids series The Adventures of Figaro Pho (pictured, right). The Chocolate Liberation Front-produced CGI series has already been shopped to Canal+ in France, HBO Czech, BBC Kids in Canada and Cartoon Network Latin America.

All three shows first-aired on the ABC’s channels in Australia.

Speaking about the Figaro Pho deal, creator Luke Jurevicius said: “The fact that it is among the first set of programs ABC Commercial has sold to Netflix and Hulu is a milestone to remember and I believe these are the perfect platforms to view the series. Hulu and Netflix have accumulated a vast and important audience. I am very proud of what we have created and I can’t wait to see people’s reactions to Figaro’s world.”