Nicky Davies Williams


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’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 […]

DCD buys Electric Sky catalogue for £325k

DCD Media has picked up a 250-hour catalogue of programming from Electric Sky Sales, the distribution arm of UK indie Electric Sky, which collapsed late last year. The library comprises 50 factual titles that will be added to London-headquartered DCD’s catalogue. Titles include the Electric Sky-produced Fat Doctor series and recent productions Sky High Scrapers […]

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 […]

Executive predictions: TV on 2014

As another eventful year in television draws to a close, leading industry figures – including Warner Bros. formats boss Andrew Zein, BBC Worldwide’s Western Europe chief David Weiland and NBCUniversal’s David Mortimer – predict the trends and moments that will define the next 12 months.   Next year I am looking forward to the launch of a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]