DCD Rights seals deals in U.S., Europe and Australia

The British distributor has secured worldwide deals for programs such as Coast Guard Alaska (pictured), She-Wolves: England's Early Queens, The Many Lovers of Jane Austen and Vet School.
May 22, 2012

British distributor DCD Rights has agreed several deals with broadcasters in the U.S., European and Australian markets.

The company has sold the rights to Al Roker Entertainment-produced factual series Coast Guard Alaska (20 x 60-minutes) to Danmarks Radio in Denmark and Tele 5 in Poland. The series, which airs in the U.S. on The Weather Channel, follows the Alaskan Coast Guard as they conduct search and rescue missions in extreme environments.

Other factual sales include Matchlight’s 3 x 60-minutes BBC4 series She-Wolves: England’s Early Queens, to Viasat for Scandinavia and Eastern Europe, and to Australian networks SBS and Foxtel; Matchlight’s one-hour BBC4 special The Many Lovers of Jane Austen to Viasat, and Canada’s Knowledge Network and TVO, Australia’s ABC and Foxtel, New Zealand’s Sky and American net APT; and Prospero Productions’ 6 x 30-minutes ABC Australia series Vet School to Discovery Networks UK’s Animal Planet channel.

Music-wise, North American cable net AXS  TV picked up the 1 x 60-minutes/1 x 90-minutes Iron Maiden concert film EN VIVO! Live At Estadio Nacional, Santiago, and HBO Latin America acquired the accompanying one-hour documentary Iron Maiden: Behind The Beast.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.