DCD Rights

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, […]

DCD’s Principal drama set for Cannes

DCD Rights to bringing character-driven drama The Principal. The 4x60mins SBS drama from Essential Media is the latest Australia drama on the books of DCD Media’s sales arm. The show stars Alex Dimitriades (The Slap) and Aden Young (The Code), and follows a radical head teacher whose attempts to reform a troubled secondary school are […]

News brief: More broadcasters unlock The Code

AMC Networks’ Sundance Channel has acquired Australian drama The Code for its channels in Asia and the Middle East. DCD Rights distributes the political thriller, which launched on ABC in Australia last September. Internationally, it has already been picked up by channels including Arte in France, BBC Four in the UK, DirecTV in the US […]

DCD sells Violent Child

DCD Rights has sold Popkorn Television’s documentary My Violent Child to six European broadcasters and an Israeli channel. TV2 in Norway and Denmark, TVN in Poland, SBS in Finland, Vlaamse Media in Belgium, Infonetwork in Germany and Channel 8 Israel. The news comes as original broadcaster Channel 5 ordered three more episodes of the show. […]

MIPCOM Hot Pick: The Gods of Wheat Street

DCD Rights’ latest Australian drama for the international market is The Gods of Wheat Street. Having taken rights to The Slap, The Code and The Straits among others, DCD will give The Gods of Wheat Street its international launch at MIPCOM after it debuted on Australian pubcaster the ABC’s flagship channel in April. Magical and […]