DCD Rights inks deals for Rize titles

The British distributor has sold five factual titles produced by Rize USA to broadcasters and cable nets in Australia, New Zealand, Israel and Europe, including C4 doc My Social Network Stalker (pictured).
January 23, 2013

British distributor DCD Rights has secured a raft of broadcast deals for several factual titles produced by Rize USA.

ABC in Australia, Foxtel in Australia and New Zealand, Grupa Onet and TVN in Poland, Viasat in Scandinavia, VMMa in Belgium and Yes Satellite TV in Israel have all picked up the Channel 4 (C4) one-off My Social Network Stalker (one x 60-minutes, pictured above). The doc tells the story of a British student harassed online for three years by a stalker who turned out to be her own boyfriend.

In addition, ABC, Foxtel, Discovery Communications Europe and TV2 in Denmark picked up The Girl Who Became 3 Boys (one x 60-minutes), a C4 doc about a woman that impersonated three boys in order to seduce teenage girls.

Elsewhere, DCD sold The Curious Case of The Clark Brothers (one x 60-minutes) to SBS Broadcasting in The Netherlands. The C4 doc recounts the story of two adult brothers coping with a disease that makes them regress into childhood.

Foxtel, SBS Broadcasting, Channel 8 in Israel and Polsat Media in Poland picked up The Boy With Two Heads (one x 60-minutes), a documentary about a two-headed Brazilian baby.

Finally, ABC and SBS Broadcasting bought Confessions of a Wedding Planner (4 x 60-minutes), an observational BBC2 series about marriage practices in different cultures.

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