ABC Commercial & DRG Extend Their Relationship With New SVOD Content Agreement

ABC Commercial & DRG Extend Their Relationship With New SVOD Content Agreement

ABC Commercial & DRG Extend Their Relationship With New SVOD Content Agreement

ABC Commercial today announced they have extended their ongoing relationship with leading independent content distributor DRG, with a new agreement that will see a number of iconic DRG programs brought to local SVOD providers in Australia & New Zealand.

The deal means local audiences can soon expect to see DRG’s critically acclaimed Toast of London and the original UK version of Shamelesscoming to their screens.

Other iconic titles included in the deal are the BAFTA Award winning comedy Detectorists, the Emmy award winning drama Criminal Justice and the three-part documentary series Baroque! From St Peter's to St Paul's, winner of the 2010 Royal Television Society Award for best arts program.

“DRG are one of the world’s leading content distributors and we are thrilled to continue our longstanding relationship with them and for audiences in Australia and New Zealand to have access to more great DRG content,” said Jessica Ellis, Head of ABC Video Entertainment & Distribution. “Our continued work with DRG further exemplifies our position as an Australian and New Zealand leader in both digital and DVD exploitation.”

The ongoing relationship between the two content parties will also see TV dramas Lip Service, Teachers, Top Boy, Doc Martin, Kingdom and the complete UK version of Queer As Folk continue on local VOD platforms. Cult classics Black Books and The Inbetweeners will also continue to be available locally.

In addition, viewers will continue to enjoy the hilarious comedies Peep Show, Spaced, Green Wing and the BAFTA Award winning series Father Ted, and can soon expect the factual documentaries Paradise Found: Islamic Architecture and Arts, The Michelangelo Code: The Secrets of the Sistine Chapeland Vincent: The Full Story.

ABC Commercial has also successfully brought a number of DRG’s key programs to physical disc this year, including Toast of London, Britain’s Best Canals with John Sergeant and The Art History Collection.

“ABC Commercial has delivered us tremendous results to date and we are delighted to be extending what has already been a fruitful relationship for us both,” said Joel Atley, DRG’s Senior Vice President of Sales in the Asia Pacific Rim.

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