"RFDS: Royal Flying Doctor Service"
Banijay Rights announced the sale of gripping new drama “RFDS: Royal Flying Doctor Service” to a raft of broadcasters worldwide. Ahead of the eight-hour drama’s premiere on Channel 7 and 7plus in Australia on August 11, the title has been acquired by Channel 4 for More 4 in the UK; PBS in the United States; TV4 in Sweden; SBS in Belgium; Talpa in the Netherlands; and TVNZ in New Zealand.
Produced by Endemol Shine Banks for the Seven Network, “RFDS” portrays the modern-day heroes of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, capturing the beauty and brutality of Australia’s vast centre where doctors and nurses, pilots and support staff negotiate the unique challenges of emergency rescue across some of the most inhospitable places in the country.
“RFDS: Royal Flying Doctor Service” received major production investment from Seven Network in association with Screen Australia, and was financed with support from Screen NSW through the Made in NSW Fund and the Regional Filming Fund. Banijay Rights is the exclusive distributor of the show across all platforms.
“Based on extraordinary real-life stories, ‘RFDS: Royal Flying Doctor Service’ is a powerful drama series that not only perfectly chronicles the ‘edge-of-your-seat’ emergencies our heroes attend, but also the sense of community that brings these lives together. We’re extremely pleased with the widespread interest for this show, which we are sure will delight viewers worldwide,” said Claire Jago, EVP Sales and Acquisitions EMEA at Banijay Rights.