DCD Rights inks factual, entertainment global deals
Joseph O'Halloran
| 15 March 2018

UK independent distributor DCD Rights has revealed international wins in its factual and factual entertainment portfolio for Facing the Fire, Aussie Gold Hunters, as well as new seasons of Bridezillas, Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars, and Mama June: From Not to Hot.

Produced by IMG for UKTV, brand new immersive observational series Facing the Fire has already been secured in a key pre-sale with Discovery for German-speaking Europe. The 18 x 60’ series follows a team of firefighters, using fireproof helmet and body cameras to reveal, from their perspective, the bravery, skill and compassion it takes to be part of England’s biggest and busiest fire services.

The upcoming third season of Electric Pictures’ reality series Aussie Gold Hunters, produced for Discovery APAC, follows gold prospectors of the legendary Western Australian Goldfields and has already been renewed at pre-sale by international media company Viasat World for markets including Russia, CIS, CEE and Nordics. The series will air on its flagship channel Viasat Explore later in 2018.

“With competition for viewers greater than ever before, we’re finding that broadcasters are now always looking for programming that can really define their channel’s style and offering,” said DCD Rights CEO Nicky Davies Williams. “Whether this is through the innovative and remarkable immersive filming methods as seen in Facing the Fire or the headline-grabbing stars featuring in Mama June and Marriage Boot Camp, the demand for stand-out factual and factual entertainment content continues to be very high around the world.”