MIPTV News: DCD scores Aussie sales, unveils MIPTV line-up

UK-based DCD Rights has sold a pair of shows to Australian pay TV platform Foxtel. Another Foxtel pre-sale, United Bates of America, will be on distributor’s menu at MIPTV.

Foxtel has acquired 26x30mins bride-themed series I found the Gown, which broadcast in the US on TLC and comes from Half Yard Productions, and the 13x60mins Parole Diaries, which is from Tower Productions and follows US parole officers through heart-wrenching cases. The latter has also gone to Foxtel in New Zealand, Planete in France, National Geographic Channels International in Latin America.

Foxtel in Australia has also pre-bought another TLC series, the 1x60mins/8x30mins United Bates of America, which follows the chaotic escapades of Gil and Kelly Jo Bates, who live in Tennessee with their 19 children.

Also on DCD’s MIPTV slate is Shaw Media’s 1x60mins/1x90mins documentary Animism, which comes from Reel to Reel Productions and looks at the increasing number of people falling in love with objects. It will broadcast in Canada and the US later this year.

The 13x30mins Bitten: Sarah Graham Cooks Cape Town, billed as a “funky cookery show”, first broadcast on South African state broadcaster SABC and comes from Okuhle Media, while Snow Leopard of Leafy London is a 7x30mins series about the Cat Survival Trust near the UK capital that houses the largest collection of endangered snow leopards outside of Asia. It broadcast on Animal Planet and is produced by Artists in Motion.