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UK’s Channel 4 & TVNZ board Oz obs-doc ‘Police Rescue Australia’

Channel 4-owned FTA-channel More 4 in the UK and TVNZ in New Zealand have struck pre-sale deals for obs-doc series Police Rescue Australia with distributor Hat Trick International. The 6 x 60-minute series, produced by Sydney-based indie Lune Media, will make its premiere on Channel 9 in Australia on 29 May. The action centres on the […]

Electus invests in former SPT exec’s prodco

US-based Electus has made a strategic investment into Hud:sun Media, a production and entertainment company fronted by former Sony Pictures Television producer Michael Rourke. The deal gives sees Electus makes unspecified investment in Hud:sun, which MDC Partners co-founded with Rourke (left) in 2010. Financial terms were not disclosed. Following the investment, Ben Silverman’s Electus will […]

ZDF buys Aussie Prank Patrol

ZDF has acquired the Australian version of kids hidden camera series Prank Patrol. The German public broadcaster acquired the series from Marvista, which sells it internationally. The show was created by Canadian indie Apartment 11 for Canada’s YTV. The Australian version of the live-action series, which travels from the cities of Melbourne to Brisbane, is […]