DCD Rights

Sales round-up: Movistar+ among ‘Green Planet’ deals; SBS Oz deals with DCD; Dutch Features preps ‘The Jewish Council’

Movistar+ among Green Planet deals Broadcasters across the globe have signed pre-sale deals with BBC Studios for its upcoming Natural History Unit series The Green Planet. Australia’s Nine Network, New Zealand’s TVNZ, Canada’s Radio-Canada, Denmark’s DR, Norway’s NRK, Spain’s Movistar+, Estonia’s ERR, Lithuania’s LRT, Latvia’s LTV, Slovenia’s RTVS and Russia’s Friday have all picked up […]

Sales round-up: Discovery & Nine Network ink factual deals; Jetpack takes ‘Mechamato’ rights; Globoplay & Gulli Brazil take Pinguim shows

Discovery & Nine Network ink factual deals Broadcasters around the world have picked up a variety of factual programming, following deals struck with UK distributor DCD Rights. Outback Car Hunters, produced by CJZ for Discovery, has been picked up by Australia’s Nine Network, Viasat World for CEE, Scandinavia, Russia & CIS and RMC Decouverte for […]

RTÉ & Acorn TV unveil diamond thriller with Canadian & Belgian partners

Irish pubcaster RTÉ has again linked up with AMC Networks-owned streamer Acorn TV, this time on a six-part thriller that also has Belgian and Canadian partners onboard. Hidden Assets is from Ireland’s Saffron Moon and has been written by Peter McKenna (Red Rock) and Morna Regan. Belgian producer Potemkino and Canada’s Facet 4 are attached to coproduce, […]

London Screenings: Broadening horizons

Locked down audiences are craving new environments and the content business is doing its best to deliver them. Helen Dugdale  explores how the UK industry is embracing the travelogue With international and domestic travel currently off the cards for swathes of the world’s population because of the pandemic, a surging demand for onscreen escapism has […]

Acorn TV pre-buys ‘Jack Irish’ S3; DCD takes global distribution rights

AMC Networks-owned US streamer Acorn TV has pre-bought the third and final season of crime drama Jack Irish, following UK distributor DCD Rights taking global rights (excluding Australia) for the show. Produced by East Tiger Production for ABC Australia, in association with Film Victoria, Jack Irish: Hell Bent (4 x 60-minutes) is due to bring […]

DCD Rights sells ‘Frankie Drake’ in Portugal & Spain; expands drama catalogue

UK-based distributor DCD Rights has acquired several new international drama series for distribution, bringing its offering to more than 600 hours of content. The company has already sold the new fourth season of the Frankie Drake Mysteries to S4 in Portugal and LUK International in Spain, the latter of which has also re-licensed seasons 1-3. […]

Aussie drama ‘Secrets She Keeps’ told to Germany, Denmark & Norway

Nordic-based C More and Germany’s RTL Crime have snagged rights to six-part psychological thriller The Secrets She Keeps, which launches on US streamer Sundance Now next month. The 6 x 60-minute show, sold by UK-based distributor DCD Rights, is an adaptation of author Michael Robotham’s acclaimed novel, which tells the story of two pregnant women […]

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 […]

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