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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 […]

HBO, Showtime deals for Presto as Stan taps ABC

Australian on-demand services Presto and Stan have both scored new programming deals. The deals come as Australia’s on-demand market adapts to a number of new services launching in the territory in recent months, and ahead of the upcoming launch of Netflix. Presto’s deals hand the Foxtel-owned SVOD service HBO programming including The Sopranos, Entourage, The […]

CBC buys Honourable Woman, Aussie dramas

Canadian pubcaster CBC has acquired a trio of international dramas for its new season. Among the deals the broadcaster has bought BBC Worldwide’s 9x50mins drama The Honourable Woman, which was for BBC2 in the UK and SundanceTV and comes from Eight Rooks Productions and Drama Republic. The spy thriller stars Maggie Gyllenhaal as the daughter […]

FilmBox buys Endemol scripted show

The FilmBox movie channels have acquired a package of drama programming from Endemol Worldwide Distribution. The package includes UK-produced period gang drama Peaky Blinders (pictured) as well as several Australian series including romantic comedy drama A Place to Call Home. Other Australian titles include Screentime-produced legal drama Janet King, which aired on the ABC, and […]

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 […]