Sky brings Aussie drama to Germany

Scripted-logo-460_2Doctor Doctor : The Heart GuySky Deutschland has acquired Australian primetime medical drama The Heart Guy.

The Essential Media-produced series will air on all German-language Sky 1 pay TV feeds in Europe following the deal with FremantleMedia International (FMI).

In Australia, the Nine Network show (known locally as Doctor Doctor) attracted a debut audience of 2.2 million in September 2016 to become the territory’s top-rated new drama of the year.

The Heart Guy follows a rising star in Sydney’s heart surgery ranks, who is forced to return to his home town and become a local doctor after his world comes crashing down.

Christian Asanger, VP of entertainment channels at Sky Deutschland, said: “With a brilliant cast and a breath-taking setting the series The Heart Guy was a huge success in Australia. We are happy to present this entertaining and intriguing series to our Sky 1 audiences.”

Sky’s German pay TV business recently bought all five seasons of women’s prison drama Wentworth.

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