DCD Rights sells 300 hours of programming to Australia and New Zealand

The sales include both scripted and unscripted genres, with clients being broadcasters and streamers from both countries.

14 FEB 2024

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UK's DCD Rights, recently part of 108 Media, started the year by selling 300 hours of programming across scripted and unscripted genres to broadcasters and streamers in Australia and New Zealand. Australian broadcaster Nine Network has picked up the second series of "The Travelling Auctioneers." At the same time, the Australian Foxtel Group has acquired more than 160 hours of programming, including, among others, "James Martin's Spanish Adventure," "Emergency: First Time Medics," "Penn & Teller: Fool Us Series 7," and "Bridezillas Series 13." Furthermore, Australian free-to-air channel SBS has secured the first window for "Prue Leith: My Cotswold Kitchen" to run on SBS Food, and Foxtel will take the second window.

Finally, Acorn TV, which streams British programming throughout Australia and New Zealand, has bought 59 hours of the Scottish detective drama "Taggart";  with national broadcaster TVNZ acquiring non-fiction titles "Secret Nazi Bases" Series 3, "Secrets Of The London Underground" Series 2 and 3 and "The Travelling Auctioneers" Series 2.

Rick Barker, SVP of DCD Rights, analyzed the market potential of these shows: "Our drama and factual lineup continues to grow with a plethora of returning premium series. We are delighted to have made this extensive quantity of sales to leading broadcasters in Australia and New Zealand so early in the New Year and look forward to introducing our brand-new programming in the coming weeks at the London Screenings," he noted.