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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 […]

‘Little Birds’ flies to Starzplay & more in global deals

Starz-owned streamer Starzplay is among a host of global platforms and broadcasters that have picked up UK-based Warp Films-produced drama Little Birds, following deals with distributor ITV Studios. The international streamer has picked up the six-part drama series in a multi-territory deal for Belgium, Brazil, France, Luxembourg, Spain, French-speaking Switzerland, the Netherlands and Latin America. […]

Australian government eyes local content quota for streamers

The Australian government is considering introducing rules that would require international streaming services like Netflix and Disney+ to house a minimum amount of local programming. In a move which would create a significantly more levelled playing field with free-to-air broadcasters, the Sidney Morning Herald reports that this quota could be introduced as part of broader […]

Stan strikes huge NBCU deal in Oz, adding Sky Studios & Peacock shows

Australian SVOD Stan has agreed a huge output deal with NBCUniversal (NBCU) Global Distribution, handing it rights to shows from sibling Sky Studios, NBCU International Studios (NBCUIS) and the company’s recently launched US streamer Peacock – including Brave New World and Dr Death. The deal will see Stan – owned by Aussie operator Nine Entertainment […]

Sony’s ‘Reckoning’ prodco Playmaker eyes chief as co-founders step down

Sony Pictures Television (SPT)-owned Australian producer Playmaker Media is looking for a new creative chief after co-founders David Maher and David Taylor revealed they are to step down from the company. The duo, who founded Playmaker in 2009 before selling it to Sony in 2014, will continue to lead the company over the coming months […]

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