"The Emergency Ward"
Fred Media confirms a major new deal with More4, which sees the UK broadcaster acquiring three seasons (30x60') of its raw and grittyobs-doc title "The Emergency Ward" (originally titled "Emergency").The series will premiere on More4 on Sunday 7th May.
"The Emergency Ward" is produced by WTFN Entertainment and has proved a critical and ratings success for its commissioning broadcaster, Australia’s Nine. The programme follows an extraordinary team of real-life medical heroes at The Royal Melbourne, one of Australia’s biggest and busiest emergency hospitals, as they fight to save patients suffering from a wide range of life-threatening injuries.
The deal, negotiated between Fred Media’s Mem Bakar and Channel 4’s senior acquisitions manager Polly Scates, is for 30 hours across season one, season three and the upcoming season four, which is currently in production and due to deliver later this year.
Mem Baker adds: “This series has proved a massive success in Australia, and I have no doubt that British viewers will soon be equally hooked and regularly checking-in with their favourite medics in 'The Emergency Ward'. Through the acquisition of two existing series and another one in production, More4 has made a significant commitment to this title, and we are delighted to partner with Polly and the team to give this remarkable show such a brilliant home in the UK.”
This latest contract follows last year’s deal which saw More4 acquire two seasons of WTFN-produced "Space Invaders" (20x60') from Fred Media. The series is a new type of hybrid property show that offers an emotional mix of de-cluttering, renovation and transformation to change the life of a house’s inhabitants.