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News round-up: Spain’s LA 2 orders rural travel series; J2911 hires new sales exec; SBS picks up second run of ‘Australia In Colour’ and more…

Spain’s LA 2 commissions rural travel show from RTVE and DLO/Magnolia Spanish FTA network LA 2 has picked up Ruralitas, a new travel series produced by RTVE in collaboration with the Banijay Group-owned Spanish prodco DLO/Magnolia. The series tours Spain and meets people who have chosen to live in the most remote and sparsely-inhabited parts […]

TBI Factual: True crime’s conundrum over copycats & causes

Are true crime shows fuelling their own fame-hungry criminals? Tim Dams explores whether the genre’s popularity is in fact creating a problem of its own making The true crime genre has enjoyed a well-documented surge in popularity over recent years. In particular, streamers like Netflix have enjoyed huge success with cinematic, box set series such […]

Sundance Now takes US rights to DCD’s ‘The Secrets She Keeps’

AMC Networks’ US streaming service Sundance Now has acquired US rights to Australian domestic noir thriller The Secrets She Keeps from DCD Rights. Based on the novel by Michael Robotham, the Lingo Pictures production is written by Sarah Walker and Jonathan Gavin and stars Laura Carmichael (Downton Abbey, Marcella), Jessica de Gouw (The Crown, Arrow), and Michael Dorman (Patriot, For All Mankind). The series follows two women who have […]

BBC buys Australian noir and French supernatural dramas

BBC buys Australian noir and French supernatural dramas The BBC has acquired two scripted series –  Australian noir The Secrets She Keeps and supernatural French drama The Last Wave. Acquired from DCD Rights, The Secrets She Keeps is a 6×60-minute Lingo Pictures series adaptation of author Michael Robotham’s novel of the same name. It is […]

DCD Rights launches four MIPCOM titles under Producer Support Initiative

DCD Rights has helped to finance a slate of four factual projects heading to MIPCOM through its Producer Support Initiative. The UK-headquartered distributor has secured production funding for 45 hours of new series through the initiative, which offers prodcos commercial and market-sensitive editorial guidance to finance projects. The latest batch of projects adds to the […]

The ascent of Aussie drama

Drama from down under is enjoying a watershed moment as productions attract the attention of global SVODs and travel seamlessly around the world – what’s behind Australian TV’s global walkabout? Manori Ravindran reports. Once on the periphery of the international drama market, global-facing offerings such as ABC’s The Letdown are drawing the interest of global […]

DCD secures US presale for FirstLook TV’s Nurses Who Kill

DCD Rights has pre-sold FirstLook TV’s Nurses Who Kill to the Justice Network as the prodco kicks of production on season three. The US-based Justice Network is a 24/7 all true crime broadcast TV network. The deal follows the global success of the show’s first two seasons, which has previously sold to Netflix, A+E Networks […]

Acorn TV secures US rights to DCD drama My Life is Murder

Acorn TV has secured US rights to DCD Rights’ primetime drama My Life is Murder, ahead of its premiere in 2019. My Life is Murder will make its US debut on RLJ Entertainment’s Acorn TV following its premiere broadcast on Australia’s Network Ten in 2019. The title is a CJZ production with investment from Network Ten, […]

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