Abacus Media Rights

Round-up: More4 visits Fred’s ‘Emergency Ward’; Netflix yanks out ‘Sweet Tooth’; 5Star lands ‘Love Gone Wrong’; BBC picks up Zinc duo

More4 visits Fred’s Emergency Ward UK channel More4 has struck a deal with Australia’s Fred Media that will see the UK broadcaster acquiring three seasons (30 x 60-minutes) of its obs-doc, The Emergency Ward (originally titled Emergency). The show, which premieres 7 May, is produced by Fred Media’s parent company WTFN Entertainment and was originally […]

Sundance Now strikes pre-sale deal for Stan & Nine Network’s drama ‘Scrublands’

US-based streamer Sundance Now has struck a pre-sales deal for Australian drama Scrublands, which recently wrapped filming. The series is being produced by Aussie firm Easy Tiger and will become available on Sundance Now in the US and English-speaking Canada. Scrublands is based on the crime novel by Chris Hammer and stars Luke Arnold (Black […]

News round-up: Espresso unveils doc trio; Factual deals for Passion; Abacus to shop ‘Legacy List’

Espresso unveils doc trio Espresso Media International has unveiled three new documentaries from its distribution slate launching at Hot Docs 2023. Espresso are representing worldwide rights (excluding Canada) for the trio, which are all commissioned by Canada’s Documentary Channel. Two of the docs are produced by Frequent Flyer, including The Man Who Stole Einstein’s Brain, […]

Prime Video investigates Woodcut Media’s Suffolk Strangler & Ian Brady true crime docs

Amazon’s Prime Video SVOD service has picked up two true crime docuseries as exclusives for the UK & Ireland from factual firm Woodcut Media and distributor Abacus Media Rights. Produced by Woodcut and distributed internationally by Abacus, Murder In The Red Light is scheduled to launch 19 April, while Becoming Ian Brady will launch 10 […]

News round-up: Prime Video & ABC pick up ‘Summer Memories’; Abacus shops Andrew Tate doc; Netflix & NITV kids’ co-commission

Prime Video, ABC & Showmax think on ‘Summer Memories’ Prime Video for Germany, Austria and Switzerland, ABC Australia, and Showmax for Africa have picked up the first season of animated series Summer Memories following deals with Canada-based distributor Wildbrain. The 2D-animated series is created by Adam Yaniv and produced by A&N Productions, Aircraft Pictures and […]

Abacus & Night Train Media set sail on ‘Conquistadors’, seek pre-sale partners

Abacus Media Rights (AMR) and Night Train Media (NTM) have launched pre-sales on a new factual series that tracks how the Conquistadors expanded across the Americas. Conquistadors: The Rise And Fall is in production by Dash Pictures and NTM, with the show exploring how the Spanish conquest of the Americas that began in 1492 saw […]

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