Seven Productions


Nine’s Hotplate ‘shelved after format row’

Australian commercial network Nine has reportedly agreed to stop broadcasting its cooking competition series The Hotplate. This comes after the format became the centre of a dispute with Seven Network, which claimed the show was strikingly similar to its popular show My Kitchen Rules. The Australian Financial Review reported Nine has agreed to stop broadcasting […]

MIPCOM Hot Pick: 800 Words

Actor Erik Thomson is well-known to Australian television audiences through his performances in Seven Network ratings smash Packed to the Rafters, and to international audiences through his role as Hades in the 1990s syndicated fantasy drama Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. His latest outing for Seven is 800 Words, a gentle but comic drama about a […]

Heaney’s TCB poaches Cineflix exec

TCB Media Rights chief Paul Heaney has recruited a managing director from his former company, Cineflix Media. Katy Llewellyn-Jones becomes UK-based distributor TCB’s first MD, having been at Canada-based Cineflix since its creation in 2003. The move represents Heaney’s biggest hire since creating TCB in late 2012 after leaving his CEO post at Cineflix’s distribution […]

BBC Two buys Aussie period drama

UK broadcaster BBC Two has acquired Australian period drama A Place to Call Home. The deal with Endemol Worldwide Distribution hands the BBC channel local rights to the show. In North America, RLJ Entertainment has acquired the first two seasons for its VOD service, Acorn TV, DVD release and distribution on public television stations in […]

Seven, Beyond partner for LA venture

Australia’s Seven Network and Beyond International have launched a new production and marketing company in LA to create content for the North American market. The venture, 7Beyond, will see Seven and Beyond coproduce programming through their Seven Productions and Beyond Productions arms, with Beyond Distribution selling the content on the global market. 7Beyond has tapped […]