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My5 to host UK premieres of Stan, Crackle originals

Viacom-backed VOD service My5 will host the UK premieres of two dramas from Sony Pictures Television. The platform has picked up OTT-originated dramas The Oath and Bloom, which will both air on My5 as first-run exclusives in the UK, bolstering the platform’s drama slate. Mystery drama Bloom (6 x 60 minutes) originally aired on Australian […]

The TBI interview: Inside No. Nine

Hamish Turner, programme director for Australia’s Nine Network, outlines the channel’s strategy post-Fairfax Media merger. Manori Ravindran reports. With complete control of regional SVOD Stan and a diversifying content strategy, Australia’s Nine Network is poised to become an industry heavyweight. The commercial channel’s acquisition of Fairfax Media sent shockwaves across the industry when it was […]

Nine reveals exec structure for post-Fairfax merger, preps redundancies

Nine Network has revealed the executive structure that will be in place after its merger with Fairfax Media, set to be completed on 7 December. The merger will see Nine take a 51.1% stake in Fairfax and gain a string of Fairfax-owned newspapers as well as the 50% stake in streamer Stan that it does […]

Hootenanny comedy The Bisexual scores presales with Canal+, Stan

Ahead of its debut on Hulu and the UK’s Channel 4, Hootenanny comedy The Bisexual has secured presales with Canal+, Stan and New Zealand’s Sky Network. The six-part series is written, directed and stars Iranian-American filmmaker and Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner Desiree Akhavan. It is produced by Sister Pictures-owned comedy label Hootenanny for Channel […]

Stan & Lionsgate strike multi-year content deal

Australian streamer Stan and Lionsgate have a new licensing agreement that will bring a robust slate of upcoming Starz original series and hundreds of hours of additional Lionsgate and Starz premium programming to the service. With the move, Stan becomes the Australian home of Starz Originals. The agreement marks the latest step in the continued […]

ABC Studios Int’l & Stan set to launch global original

Australian streamer Stan is to launch a new original series by The Kettering Incident’s (pictured) Victoria Madden, in partnership with Disney’s ABC Studios International. Eight-part series The Gloaming, will premiere on Stan in 2019. It is produced by Madden and John Molloy and will be distributed globally by ABC. The series follows unorthodox, troubled, cop […]

eOne brings Stan’s The Other Guy to North America

Entertainment One (eOne) is bringing Stan’s half-hour original series The Other Guy to Hulu in the US and Super Channel in Canada. The series will begin streaming on Hulu starting June 28 and will premiere on Super Channel August 13. The title takes a look at break-ups in the digital age, and the harsh reality […]

BBC Showcase to host tech giants Apple, Netflix & more

BBC Worldwide Showcase 2018, held later this month (February 18-21), will be hosting Apple, Netflix, Amazon, Facebook, Hulu and more digital giants in Liverpool, UK. The Showcase, which brings together buyers with A-list talent, commissioners and producers, will also play host to localised SVOD players such as Showmax, Stan and iFlix. Joining the streamers, stars […]

Romper Stomper: the Wright time to revisit history

Geoffrey Wright’s earth-shaking 1992 movie Romper Stomper redefined representations of violence on the big screen, and now the Australian director is bringing the title to TV sets as a drama series for SVOD service Stan. Jesse Whittock meets him to find out why. There’s so much crazy shit going on these days you really can’t […]

Aussie drama spend passes $1.3bn but kids suffer

Australia saw its scripted production spend hit A$1.3 billion (US$1 billion) for the first time, but its kids TV drama business is in “in a state of crisis”, an annual report reveals. Screen Australia’s 27th Drama Report, covering 2016/17, shows A$321 million was spend on a record 46 TV dramas out of a total of […]

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