HBO Max Lat Am & Canal+ Group among global deals for UK true crime drama ‘Deceit’

HBO Max and the Canal+ Group are among broadcasters across Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America to have acquired UK-based Story Films’ true crime drama Deceit. Having debuted on Channel 4 in the UK last month, the four-part series is being distributed by All3Media International, which has signed deals for the show with HBO Europe […]

Stan hires Aquarius Films MD prompting exec rejig

Miranda Culley has been hired as the new MD of Australian indie Aquarius Films, replacing the outgoing Rachel Okine, who has taken a new position as head of features and development executive at the streamer Stan. Aquarius has also hired Erica Harrison as head of development, with both roles to commence with immediate effect and […]

Aussie streamer Stan names SBS exec as director of programming

Australian streamer Stan has hired the channel manager from domestic pubcaster SBS to oversee its content. Ben Nguyen becomes director of programming at the Nine Entertainment-owned streamer, which promoted Cailah Scobie to chief content officer in March. Nguyen had been with SBS for more than a decade, most recently overseeing SBS TV and SBS Viceland, […]

NBCU’s Peacock links with Stan in Oz for Isla Fisher drama ‘Wolf Like Me’

NBCUniversal’s streamer Peacock has partnered with Nine Entertainment-owned Stan in Australia on a six-part romcom. Wolf Like Me (6 x 30 minutes) has been written and created by Abe Forsythe (Little Monsters), with Josh Gad (Central Park) and Isla Fisher (Wedding Crashers) starring. It is being produced by Made Up Stories, the firm launched in 2017 […]

Australian SVOD Stan ups Martin Kugeler to acting CEO

Australian SVOD Stan has promoted chief financial officer Martin Kugeler into the role of acting CEO, following the elevation of former CEO Mike Sneesby to CEO at parent company Nine Entertainment. Kugeler, who also serves as the director of strategy, sport, business development and product, will hold the role until a permanent replacement is found […]

Stan names Cailah Scobie content chief, as Nick Forward moves to Dubai’s OSN

Australian SVOD service Stan is promoting Cailah Scobie to chief content officer, taking over from Nick Forward, who has landed a new role at Dubai pay-TV company OSN. Scobie, who is currently commercial director of content at Stan, will take on the role following Forward’s departure in May. The exec joined the streamer at launch […]

HBO Max joins BBC, Stan & ZDF’s Australian thriller ‘The Tourist’

HBO Max has joined upcoming Australia-set drama The Tourist, which is being produced by Fleabag firm Two Brothers Pictures for the UK’s BBC, Aussie streamer Stan and ZDF in Germany. The 6 x 60-minute limited series, which was first revealed last year, is being written by Two Brother’s Harry and Jack Williams, with The Fall’s […]

Aussie streamer Stan & Walter Presents strike exclusive ‘long-term’ drama pact

Aussie streamer Stan has struck an exclusive programming deal with global drama SVOD Walter Presents. The Nine Entertainment-owned service will gain first-run and exclusive access to shows from Walter Presents, with the “long-term deal” covering eight new programmes, which are launching on the platform this month. These include Peacemaker, Devil’s Throat, First Responders, Hide And […]

Stan and TVNZ take ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under’

World of Wonder’s entertainment format RuPaul’s Drag Race is heading to Australia and New Zealand as an eight-part Stan Original. The appropriately titled RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under will debut on Australian SVOD service Stan and New Zealand’s TVNZ OnDemand, and stream internationally on WOW Presents Plus. Production is expected to begin this week in New […]

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