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ITV renews output deal with Universal Networks Oz

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has renewed a programming deal with Universal Networks International (UNI) in Australia.

The UNI channels get first look, in pay TV, at all scripted content from the UK broadcaster’s distribution arm under the terms of the deal.

The first pick-ups following the agreement include all seasons of Vera, Murdoch Mysteries, Above Suspicion, Agatha Christie’s Poirot and Agatha Christie’s Marple.

UNI’s channels in Australia include 13th Street Universal and Universal Channel.

Augustus Dulgaro, senior VP, Asia Pacific, ITV Studios Global Entertainment, said: “It’s important for us at ITVS GE to build on our existing relationships in the territory. Our ongoing partnership with UNI is an important one in the market, and we look forward to making our high quality, internationally-proven scripted programming available to UNI who in turn place our brands at the heart of their schedule.”