Target Entertainment Group has announced the sale of over 185 hours of its U.S. and UK programming to a range of channels throughout Australia. Public broadcaster ABC has acquired Gigapix Television and Point Productions’ factual series Baker Boys: Inside the Surge. The 4×60-minute series looks at the Iraq war from the frontlines. Also amongst the deals is the acquisition of 495 Productions’ third series of Tool Academy by MTV Australia. Foxtel has acquired a number of series including Giant Film and Television’s factual show Cops, Cars & Superstars: Bullrun and Antix Productions’ paranormal entertainment series Most Haunted. Foxtel also picked up a fair amount of crime and investigation programming such as Raw Cut Television’s Police Interceptors, Ginger Production’s doc series Love, Life & Prison, Diverse Productions’ Behind Bars: America’s Toughest Jail and Double Act’s Border Invasion USA, which was also picked up by Nine Network. XYZ Networks has picked up a package of UK programming that includes Rain Media’s culinary entertainment series Restaurant in our Living Room, five episodes of Twofour Broadcast’s celeb doc series Extreme, series two of STV Productions’ Antiques Road Trip and series five of Maverick Television’s makeover show 10 Years Younger. Other deals include a four series sale to SBS, including Impossible Pictures’ factual series Blitz Street and Imago Productions factual entertainment series Mistresses.
- RS West ’18