BBC picks up ‘Colin From Accounts’ S2 after recent renewal

UK pubcaster the BBC has acquired the recently announced second season of Australian comedy Colin From Accounts for BBC Two and VOD service BBC iPlayer. Originating commissioner Foxtel ordered the sophomore run last week, with well-travelled comedy first unveiled at LA Screenings last year. The series is produced by Easy Tiger Productions and CBS Studios […]

Sky, Network 10 & Foxtel veteran Brian Walsh dies aged 67

Australian TV veteran Brian Walsh has died, aged 67. The Australia media exec started his career with the ABC in Oz before moving onto Network 10 in the 1980s, where he played a key role in acquiring Neighbours after its cancellation by Seven Network. He also worked on shows including Aussie prison drama Wentworth and […]

Fremantle Oz hires ABC’s former head of entertainment & factual as unscripted chief

Fremantle has hired the ABC’s former head of entertainment & factual to lead its unscripted output in Australia. Josie Mason Campbell becomes head of unscripted and will oversee development, creative and production for Fremantle Australia. The exec has most recently been working as a consultant, having left the ABC in 2020 following a restructuring, and […]

News round-up: AMC & Foxtel take Drive shows; Voot strengthens comedy offering; Banijay Germany forges influencer pact

AMC & Foxtel take Drive shows AMC Networks International Southern Europe and Australia’s Foxtel have struck separate deals with UK-based production-funding and distribution agency Drive for a combined 70+ hours of factual content. The agreement with AMC Networks International Southern Europe sees the business acquire over 44 hours of content from Drive’s factual catalogue including true crime […]

Foxtel & Discovery strike new multi-year programming pact in Australia

Foxtel in Australia has struck another multi-year deal with Discovery that will see shows such as Outback Opal Hunters, Naked And Afraid, Home Town and Deadliest Catch continue to be available to subscribers. The multiyear deal covers factual, documentary and reality content from the flagship Discovery Channel, as well as the TLC, Investigation Discovery, Discovery […]

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