DCD Rights

TV’s Big Questions: are the main markets still relevant?

Distribution is changing. The Frank brothers have created a digital rights trading platform, TRX, which sits alongside others from the likes of Screen Hits. With these, online screening rooms, Skype and other new ways to connect, the folk running TV markets must be concerned. Outgoing NATPE boss Rod Perth (left) offers a robust defence of […]

Mumbai Railway journeys to global nets

British documentary series Mumbai Railway has been acquired by broadcasters around the world. Distributor DCD Rights has shopped BBC Productions-produced four-parter Mumbai Railway, in which four presenters explore the world’s busiest railway in India, to Viasat Explore and MTG World in Scandinavia, the Baltics, central and eastern Europe, Russia, CIS and sub-Saharan Africa; SBS in […]

Exporting in Asia

ATF is the biggest TV market in Asia. Ahead of the trip to Singapore, TBI checks in with some of the distributors and execs attending for the first time, and finds out what some of the regular attendees are expecting from the market this year The Asian TV Forum & Market (ATF) is the pre-eminent […]

MIPCOM Hot Pick: Deals in the Desert

It is fair to say Bahraini television documentaries are not ten a penny, and also fair that even fewer of those make it to the international market. Deals in the Desert is one series that breaks the mold. The 13x30mins series comes from JEO Productions, whose CEO, Joseph Tito, is described by DCD Rights head […]

US net prebuys South African cooking show

DCD Rights will head into MIPCOM with a presale of its new South African culinary show Sarah Graham’s Food Safari. The 13x30mins Okuhle Media-produced series, which was for M-Net, has presold to Scripps Networks Interactive cable net Cooking Channel as a 13x30mins package. The show can run to 20 episodes. It follows food writer and […]

DCD launching Hendrix doc at MIPCOM

DCD Rights is launching a new Jimi Hendrix special in Cannes. It will give a MIPCOM launch to Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church. The 1x90mins film, has never seen before footage of the rock star guitarist as well as interviews with his bandmates. Paul McCartney, Steve Winwood and Metallica’s Kirk Hammett also contribute to the film, […]

Fox UK prebuys Aussie procedural

Pay TV channel Fox UK has prebought primetime drama Jack Irish from distributor DCD Rights. The 6x60mins show will officially launch at MIPCOM next month alongside other new DCD Australian drama titles such as Screentime-produced Janet King and season two of The Code. Fox plans to screen the series next year, which head of programming […]

Channel 5 buys Penn & Teller Vegas series

UK broadcaster Channel 5 has acquired Penn & Teller: Fool Us in Vegas from DCD Rights. The 13x60mins magic series sees magicians from around the world attempt to out-fox famous duo Penn and Teller through their tricks at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas. British presenter Jonathan Ross hosts. The show, from 117 Productions and […]

DCD staffs up, raids IMG and Endemol Shine

DCD Rights has hired former IMG and Endemol Shine execs for regional sales roles. The pair join London-based DCD as it makes five new appointments. James Anderson (left) has joined UK-based DCD from IMG and will be a senior sales executive, covering Japan, Asia, Eastern Europe, Benelux, Africa and the Middle East. Prior to IMG […]

DCD plans to Fool Us again

DCD Rights is taking the US version of Penn & Teller: Fool Us to MIPTV, having secured a Asian presale ahead of the market. NBCUniversal International Television-owned Universal Channel has bought the show, which 117 Productions and September Films is producing for broadcast network The CW. The 13x60mins series deliver to US TV in July, […]