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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, […]

Show of the week: James Martin’s American Adventure

British celebrity chef James Martin has seen his international profile significantly expand through James Martin’s French Adventure, in which he retraced the steps of legendary predecessor and culinary hero Keith Floyd in the late 20th Century. His new show takes the same road trip format in the US. “Many of the French Adventure buyers are […]

TBI Weekly: The billion dollar US pay TV drop

This week, damning numbers hinting US pay TV may face significant trouble in its near future emerged. There are some that believe that pay TV platforms may not have a future over the next few years and decades, as the industry continues to fragment and direct-to-consumer services reach astronomical figures in viewership and subscriptions. In […]

Viewpoint: A Romper Stomper route to television

Film director Geoffrey Wright explains the process of how his cult Australian feature film Romper Stomper transferred from the big screen in the early 1990s to subscription video-on-demand in 2017 as a Stan original drama series that DCD Rights will be selling at market. It was around September of 2016 that John and Dan Edwards […]

TBI weekly round-up: Diana doc, Silverman’s Jamaican drama

TBI’s latest news round-up takes a look over some of the biggest deals, hires and partnerships this week (June 19-23, 2017). Drive’s Diana doc delivers deals This year marks the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s tragic death and prodcos and distributors worldwide have taken notice. There have been a range of recent deals for shows around […]

Sundance takes Acceptable Risk with DCD

The international SundanceTV channel has acquired international drama series Acceptable Risk ahead of its distributor – DCD Rights – launching it at MIPTV. The series follows a woman who comes to realise how little she knew about her husband, Lee, before he was murdered as she delves into the details of his life and death. […]

BBCWW, Foxtel go on James Martin’s French Adventure

BBC Worldwide and Foxtel are among the buyers of celebrity chef James Martin’s latest TV series. Distributor DCD Rights has sold James Martin’s French Adventure to Worldwide’s BBC Lifestyle pay TV channel across Asia, Australian paycaster Foxtel and Choice TV in New Zealand. A deal has also been secured with AMC Networks International – Central […]

Fremantle adds ex-Hoho sales chief

FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment has hired former Hoho Rights boss Danielle Davies on an interim basis to cover Joss Duffield’s maternity leave. Davies has been named interim VP of sales at UK-based FremantleMedia’s children and family content arm. She was head of sales at Hoho Rights, the sales and L&M division of UK-based preschool […]

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