DCD Rights bringing magic and matrimony to MIPTV

London-based DCD Rights' MIPTV slate includes the doc series, Tony Robinson Explores Australia, a new season of Bridezillas, and entertainment show Penn & Teller: Fool Us (pictured).
March 30, 2011

London-based distributor DCD Rights’ MIPTV slate includes the doc series Tony Robinson Explores Australia, a new season of Bridezillas, and entertainment show Penn & Teller: Fool Us.

Tony Robinson Explores Australia is a 6×60-minute HD series from WTFN for History Channel Australia. The documentary series, set to premiere in Australia this year, follows English actor Tony Robinson as he reveals the history of the island continent.

DCD Media will also have a new 23 x 60-minute season of reality wedding show Bridezillas, from DCD Media-owned September Films for WEtv. The wedding show now totals 150 hours, with the new season set to transmit in June 2011.

Lastly, the format rights for Penn & Teller: Fool Us will also be offered at the market. The September Films and 1/17 PRODUCTIONS series for ITV1 stars the magic duo Penn & Teller, and is presented by Jonathan Ross.  It aired as a one-off special on the network in January and now has a series order of seven hours to air primetime on ITV1 later this year. In the format, aspiring magicians audition for Penn & Teller, and if they fool the duo, they get to perform with them at their show in Las Vegas.

Nicky Davies Williams, CEO, DCD Rights, said in a statement, “We are incredibly proud to be partnering with world class talent in offering a mix of new original shows and proven popular success to international buyers at the MIP market.”

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