DCD Rights


Liberty of London in pre-Cannes sales

DCD Rights’ doc series about a London department store has sold to broadcasters in Europe and Australasia. Liberty of London, which went out on Channel 4 in the UK, has gone to NRK in Norway, Viasat in Sweden, TV2 in Denmark, VPRO in the Netherlands, Foxtel in Australia and BBC Worldwide in New Zealand. Season […]

DCD reassures investors after share price drop

UK indie DCD Media has moved to reassure shareholders that despite a big fall in its share price over recent months the group is trading in line with expectations. DCD’s share price stood at £3.70 (US$6.14) on May 30, but has today fallen to £1.60. This is slightly up from Wednesday (August 27), when it […]

Universal Channel buys Penn & Teller show

Universal Channel has acquired Penn & Teller Fool Us for its Asian feed. The show from the magician duo is distributed by DCD Rights, which struck the Universal deal. The show was originally commissioned by UK commercial broadcaster ITV and also airs on US broadcast net The CW. In Penn & Teller Fool Us, aspiring […]

Universal Channel buys Penn & Teller show

Universal Channel has acquired Penn & Teller Fool Us for its Asian feed. The show from the magician duo is distributed by DCD Rights, which struck the Universal deal. The show was originally commissioned by UK commercial broadcaster ITV and also airs on US broadcast net The CW. In Penn & Teller Fool Us, aspiring […]

BBC Four breaks Australia’s The Code

UK digital channel BBC Four has acquired Australian drama The Code. BBC Four claims the deal with distributor DCD Rights confirms its “reputation as the true home of international drama”. The Code, a 6x60mins series from Aussie prodco Playmaker, tells the story of two very different brothers who uncover top-level political information that places them […]

Production ‘slowdown’ impacts DCD

UK indie DCD Media has said a “slowdown” in new production wil impact its full year revenues. In a trading update to the London Stock Exchange, DCD reiterated that the end of money-spinning franchise Bridezillas, which WEtv cancelled last year, would impact 2014 revenues and “has required a reshaping of the cost base”. DCD expects […]

SBS and Foxtel make new acquisitions

SBS in Norway and Foxtel in Australia have acquired My Dream Derelict Home from DCD Rights, amongst a raft of deals for the UK-based distributor ahead of NATPE. SBS also bought Nick Knowles’ Original Features along with Australia’s Seven Network and New Zealand’s Choice TV, while Foxtel joined Norway’s NRK in acquiring Liberty of London […]

Hulu unveils 2014 originals, acquisitions

US streaming site Hulu has unveiled a deep slate of original programmes and new acquisitions for 2014 that includes a raft of content from international partners. NBCU, Fox and Disney-owned Hulu announced seventeen new or returning series yesterday including Deadbeat, its first copro with Lionsgate. The 10x30mins supernatural comedy will debut in April, be exec […]

DCD sells Aussie dramas to Sky, C5 and Hulu

UK-based distributor DCD Rights agreed US and UK deals for two of its Australian dramas. In the US, online platform Hulu has bought comedy series A Moody Christmas. The 6x30mins show, about the dysfunctional Moody family, went out on pubcaster the ABC in Australia and has also been acquired by UK pay TV channel Sky […]

Oz, Nordic nets shop at Liberty of London

Australia’s Foxtel and Norway’s NRK have pre-bought new UK doc series Liberty of London, which premieres on Channel 4 tonight. The pair acquired the show from the UK’s DCD Rights, which has taken on worldwide distribution rights after its DCD Media stable mate Rize USA produced the 3x60mins show. Liberty of London goes behind the […]