DCD Media


Maldini exits WME-IMG for Blue Ant

Alex Maldini is leaving WME-IMG to become VP of international sales and acquisitions at Canada’s Blue Ant International. The former DCD Media formats chief has been working at talent agency WME-IMG as VP of entertainment, sales and acquisitions for the past six years. At Blue Ant, he will be based in London and oversee sales […]

BBCWW, Foxtel go on James Martin’s French Adventure

BBC Worldwide and Foxtel are among the buyers of celebrity chef James Martin’s latest TV series. Distributor DCD Rights has sold James Martin’s French Adventure to Worldwide’s BBC Lifestyle pay TV channel across Asia, Australian paycaster Foxtel and Choice TV in New Zealand. A deal has also been secured with AMC Networks International – Central […]

DCD Rights adds Passion exec in drama plan

DCD Rights has hired Philippa Chuter, who was working at rival UK-based distributor Passion, as part of a wider push into drama acquisitions. She is taking on a new role as senior acquisitions executive at the DCD Media sales business, having previously been acquisition executive at Tinopolis Group-owned Passion. This will free up head of […]

Mumbai Railway journeys to global nets

British documentary series Mumbai Railway has been acquired by broadcasters around the world. Distributor DCD Rights has shopped BBC Productions-produced four-parter Mumbai Railway, in which four presenters explore the world’s busiest railway in India, to Viasat Explore and MTG World in Scandinavia, the Baltics, central and eastern Europe, Russia, CIS and sub-Saharan Africa; SBS in […]

Pact appoints deputy chief exec

Pact has brought in Max Rumney as its deputy chief executive. Rumney joined Pact, the industry group for UK indie producers, last June as director of legal, business affairs and industrial relations. Prior to joining Pact, he worked at Carlton Television & Film in business affairs, and more recently as head of business affairs at […]

US net prebuys South African cooking show

DCD Rights will head into MIPCOM with a presale of its new South African culinary show Sarah Graham’s Food Safari. The 13x30mins Okuhle Media-produced series, which was for M-Net, has presold to Scripps Networks Interactive cable net Cooking Channel as a 13x30mins package. The show can run to 20 episodes. It follows food writer and […]

DCD plans to Fool Us again

DCD Rights is taking the US version of Penn & Teller: Fool Us to MIPTV, having secured a Asian presale ahead of the market. NBCUniversal International Television-owned Universal Channel has bought the show, which 117 Productions and September Films is producing for broadcast network The CW. The 13x60mins series deliver to US TV in July, […]

DCD’s Principal drama set for Cannes

DCD Rights to bringing character-driven drama The Principal. The 4x60mins SBS drama from Essential Media is the latest Australia drama on the books of DCD Media’s sales arm. The show stars Alex Dimitriades (The Slap) and Aden Young (The Code), and follows a radical head teacher whose attempts to reform a troubled secondary school are […]

Broadcasters take Depeche Mode on tour

A raft of broadcasters have acquired a Depeche Mode live concert film. Depeche Mode: Live in Berlin has been picked up by pay broadcasters Sky in the UK, Canal Satellite Digital in Spain, Polsat in Poland, DirecTV Latin America and Globosat in Brazil. Free-to-air broadcasters that have bought the film, which was directed by Anton […]

DCD buys Electric Sky catalogue for £325k

DCD Media has picked up a 250-hour catalogue of programming from Electric Sky Sales, the distribution arm of UK indie Electric Sky, which collapsed late last year. The library comprises 50 factual titles that will be added to London-headquartered DCD’s catalogue. Titles include the Electric Sky-produced Fat Doctor series and recent productions Sky High Scrapers […]

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