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SBS, Stan partner for Tim Kring’s Dig

SBS and Stan have joined forces to acquire broadcast and subscription on-demand rights to Tim Kring’s latest US drama, Dig. SVOD platform Stan takes first window rights soon after episodes go out on USA Network in the US following a deal with distributor Keshet International. The 10-part show – from Keshet Broadcasting, Universal Cable Productions, […]

Watchdog okays Seven, Foxtel SVOD JV

Australian media regulators have given Seven Network the greenlight to acquire half of new streaming service Presto TV and launch a planned JV with Foxtel. Seven revealed its involvement in Presto last year in a joint announcement with pay TV operator Foxtel, but had not been officially given the go-ahead to own its 50% stake […]

Nine’s SVOD service nears 100,000 subs

Australian SVOD service Stan is on course to sign up 100,000 members just a month after its launch, according to one of its parent companies. Nine Entertainment Company said subscriber numbers were running between three and four months ahead of schedule, and that Stan was on track for more than 100,000 by mid-March. The platform, […]

Wolf Creek remake is Stan’s debut original

Australian SVOD platform Stan is getting into the originals game by working up a pair of drama series. The first is Wolf Creek, an adaptation of the Australian horror film that’s now in development, while the other is titled Enemies of the State. The news comes just weeks before Netflix enters the Australian market, and […]

Netflix ‘working up Zelda series, Ten deal’

Netflix is reportedly developing a series based on the popular Legend of Zelda video games, and working on a content and marketing partnership with Australia’s Network Ten. According to The Wall Street Journal, early stage development has begun on a live-action series based on the Zelda series. This would see a young boy, Link, rescuing […]

DHX sells thousands of hours to SVOD

DHX Media has shopped 5,000 half hours to various international SVOD platforms. The Canadian kids producer and distributor has shopped 2,800 hours to Shomi, the SVOD service backed by cable companies Shaw and Rogers that launched late last year. DHX shows including Caillou, Johnny Test and Super Why! are now on the platform. UK-produced preschool hit […]

Sony poaches exec for Oz sales

Greg Sneddon is replacing Mark Young as Sony Pictures Television’s senior VP, distribution in Australia and New Zealand. This comes after SPT moved Young across to become senior VP, distribution for UK, Africa and Ireland to replace Kyle Munnich, who joined Sky Vision’s drama team. Sneddon comes to Sony from Australian distributor Roadshow Entertainment, where […]

Aussie Netflix rival eyes A$1m share raise

Australian on-demand service Quickflix has asked its customers to acquire shares in the company in order to raise up to A$1 million (US$820,000). The came after a rights issue brought in just A$650,000 when the company had been hoping to raise closer to A$6 million. Quick is putting 333,333,334 shares up for sale at just […]

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 […]

Foxtel service adds TV series as Netflix approaches

Foxtel’s subscription-on-demand service, Presto, will add television series for the first time, as the platform prepares for the impending launch of streaming behemoth Netflix. Currently, Foxtel offers movies on-demand for A$9.99 (US$8.29) a month, but will soon begin charging for a features and television bundle. Dubbed Presto Entertainment, the service will offer programming from News […]