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Beyond poaches ABC exec for drama drive

Producer and distributor Beyond has recruited David Ogilvy to run a new Australia-based scripted division. Ogilvy joins from the ABC where he was a drama commissioner. He has a long list of credits from his time at the Australian pubcaster including The Code (above), Rake, Anzac Girls, and The Straits. At the new Beyond division […]

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 […]

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 […]

B’casters unlock deals for Australian drama The Code

Arte has acquired Australian drama The Code for France and Germany. The series is distributed by DCD Rights, which has built a slate of premium Australian drama in recent years including Rake, The Slap and The Moody’s. Six-part thriller The Code is produced by Australian indie Playmaker Media. It has also been bought by RUV […]

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 […]

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 […]

News brief: Universal Channel buys US Rake from Sony

Universal Channel has acquired US drama series Rake. The UK pay TV channel has bought the show from Sony Pictures Television which produces the series along with Fedora Entertainment. Rake stars Greg Kinnear (As Good As It Gets) as a self destructive criminal lawyer. It is a US remake of an Australian drama of the […]

Nutopia’s The Story of Us getting Aussie remake

Factual producer and distributor Nutopia has shopped the format of its docudrama The Story of Us to Seven Network. The Australian free-to-air broadcaster will air a local version of the show. Local indie Essential Media & Entertainment, the producer of legal series Rake, will make the Australian version of the series, which is scheduled to […]

Sundance Channel acquires shows for Latin launch

AMC Networks’ Sundance Channel has picked up new drama and factual titles for its soon-to-launch Latin American service. The Lat Am channel rolls out on September 17 on the DirecTV pay TV platform. Australian crime drama Rake, recently remade for US broadcast net Fox, will feature in the launch programming line-up after Sundance acquired it […]

Shaw Media unveils Screenings deals, lifestyle net

Canandian broadcaster Shaw Media has acquired new US scripted series including The Blacklist, Ironside and Almost Human for Global’s 2013-14 season, and unveiled a new lifestyle channel. Shaw becomes the first announced international broadcaster for Sony Pictures Television-produced crime drama Blacklist, which will broadcast on NBC was arguably the most talked about show at last […]