Abacus Media Rights sales 400 hours of content across Australia and New Zealand

The company csold to Foxtel, SBS Australia, Rialto TV, and TVNZ, among various others.


Abacus Media Rights has confirmed the UK-based distributor has sold almost 400 hours of content to leading broadcasters and platforms throughout Australia and New Zealand. “It’s a real pleasure to see such a diverse range of programming heading Downunder," AMR’s Head of Sales Hana Palmer who brokered the deals said. "From the outset AMR has focused on securing content for its portfolio that has really wide international appeal and these titles, spanning both scripted and unscripted, definitely confirm that ambition.” 

SBS Australia has secured the brand-new documentary series "The Rise and Fall of Boris Becker," "This Is Joan Collins;" "Ross Kemp: Shipwreck Treasure Hunters S1," "Philip: Prince, Husband, Father;" "Could Hitler Have Been Stopped?" "The Politics of Appeasement," "Vikings: The Rise and Fall," "New Zealand From A Train," "Mariupol: The People’s Story," "Peter O’Toole: Along the Sky Road to Aqaba," "Jeremy Pang’s Asian Kitchen," "Adrian Dunbar’s: My Ireland S2," "Royal Autopsy, Costco: Is It Really Worth It?," "30 Greatest Moments: Adele and Queens That Changed the World."  

Foxtel confirms broadcast rights for Australia and New Zealand for "Grand Tours of Scotland S1-S3," "Kokoda – The Spirit Lives," "Waterloo’s Warriors," "After Braveheart," "Grand Tours of the Scottish Isles S1-S4," "Antarctica: A Year on Ice,"  "Science and the Ultimate Question," "The Man Who Destroyed Oscar Wilde," "Nicholas and Alexandra: The Letters," "Frank Lloyd Wright: The Man Who Built America" and "WWII: The Price of Empire." Additionally, Madman Entertainment has acquired "The Man Putin Couldn’t Kill;" "The Fire Within: A Requiem for Katia" and "Maurice Krafft; I, Hostage; Rich and Acquitted; "The Beatles: Made on Merseyside;" "USS Indianapolis: The Legacy;" "Battle Honours; Inside the Mind;" "Margaret Atwood: A Word After a Word is Power," "Above the Best" and "Back in Time" for Australia and New Zealand.  Warner Bros Discovery New Zealand has acquired "Maxine" and TVNZ will air "Married to a Psychopath;" "30 Greatest Moments: Adele" and "Line of Duty S1-S5." Acorn TV has acquired drama series "Deadline" for Australia and New Zealand.  

"Escape From Kabul," "Hollywood Bulldogs," "Killing Escobar," "Last Man Standing: Suge Knight" and the "Murders of Biggie & Tupac," "Dying Laughing," "Reel Britannia," "Prisoner C33," "Falklands: Island of Secrets," "Animation Outlaws," "Cavern Club: The Beat Goes On and Girl," "Taken" have been sold to Rialto TV New Zealand, while Sky New Zealand has acquired "Wonderland," "The Art of the Garden," "The Art of Architecture;" "The Boy Who Can’t Stop Dancing" and "How to Paint the Mona Lisa.  "

Further sales to Australia include "Escape from Kabul" to Paramount Australia; "Maxine," "Line of Duty S1-S5," "United," "The Great Train Robbery" and "Prince Philip: An Extraordinary Life" to Britbox, "Evolve" to ABC Australia and also to BBC Studios Australia for New Zealand; "Married to a Psychopath" to Nine Network Australia and "Sort Of S2;" "Brazil 2022: The Real Story," "Leaving Neverland," "Body Hack 3.0," "Line of Duty S1-S5," "Bletchley Circle S1 & S2," "Rules of Engagement" and "Dating Death" to Stan Entertainment Pty Ltd.