DCD Rights

Hendrix doc music to DCD’s ears

The distribution arm of UK-based DCD Media has acquired rights to a BBC Four and PBS documentary about guitar legend Jimi Hendrix. Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train a Comin’ is a 1x90mins doc from Experience Hendrix that traces the rock star’s roots in Seattle through to his death at the age of 27 and his […]

Australia and NZ take a seat at the drama table

Producers in Australia and New Zealand are creating a new wave of international-friendly scripted series for their distribution partners to take to market, but the popularity and lower cost of formats and reality shows poses a threat to the sector, report Dan Barrett and Stewart Clarke. Expectation. Its shadow carries considerable weight across Australia and […]

DCD picks up rights to UKTV shows

DCD Rights has picked up rights to two series from UKTV and will launch them internationally. The UK-based distributor has acquired 15x60mins series My Dream Derelict Home and 30x60mins Nick Knowles’ Original Features (pictured). My Dream Derelict Home is made by UK indie True North and follows property renovator Simon O’Brien as he helps people […]

DCD sales offset production dips as revenue stays flat

UK indie DCD Media has reported flat revenue of £7.4 million (US$12.1 million) for the first half of this year as distribution deals offset a “slower than anticipated” commissions pipeline. Yesterday, DCD issued a forward-looking profit warning following the news US cable channel WE tv would not commission an 11th season of DCD’s biggest revenue-driving […]

Bridezillas spin-off goes off at Foxtel

A new Bridezillas spin-off has sold to Australian pay TV platform Foxtel. The 9x60mins Marriage Bootcamp: Bridezillas follows five couples trying to save their relationships by checking into an intense marriage bootcamp. It comes from ITV Studios-owned Thinkfactory Media in association with September Films, whose parent DCD Media sells the show through distribution arm DCD […]

Mr & Mrs Murder strikes for DCD

Broadcasters including pay TV operator Viasat have acquired DCD Rights-distributed Australian drama Mr & Mrs Murder. The series, which comes from FremantleMedia Australia in association with Bravado Productions, launched at MIPTV and has now gone to Modern Times Group-owned Viasat for its Viasat Crime channels in Scandinavia. SPI International’s Film Box Channel has taken rights […]

MIPTV News: DCD scores Aussie sales, unveils MIPTV line-up

UK-based DCD Rights has sold a pair of shows to Australian pay TV platform Foxtel. Another Foxtel pre-sale, United Bates of America, will be on distributor’s menu at MIPTV. Foxtel has acquired 26x30mins bride-themed series I found the Gown, which broadcast in the US on TLC and comes from Half Yard Productions, and the 13x60mins […]

MIPTV News: DCD plots Murder in Cannes

DCD is launching a new murder mystery series about a husband and wife team of crime scene cleaners at MIPTV. Mr & Mrs Murder is a 13x60mins series produced by FremantleMedia Australia and Bravado Productions. In Australia it is on Network Ten. It started airing on the free-to-air network in February with the launch episode […]

DCD inks output deal with US cable net Fuse

UK-based distributor DCD Rights has inked a deal with Fuse and will sell the music themed US cable network’s programming internationally. The first show covered by the deal is 10x30mins series Warped Roadies, about the crew of aUS touring indie rock festival, the Vans Warped Tour. Fuse is expanding its original music programming line-up and […]

DCD takes rights to I Found the Gown

International distributor DCD Rights has acquired worldwide distribution rights to TLC’s bridal format I Found the Gown. The show is produced by Half Yard (Say Yes to the Dress) and is set in Vows Bridal Outlet in Boston. DCD said the deal is the most significant recent rights investment under the new fund agreement with […]