DCD Rights renews output deal with The Open University

15 September 2016

DCD Rights renews output deal with The Open University and secures a raft of global sales for its factual titles.

Leading UK-based distributor DCD Rights has renewed its output deal to distribute the prestigious factual content from The Open University, it was announced today by Nicky Davies Williams, CEO.  The multi-year agreement gives DCD Rights worldwide rights to almost 250 hours of diverse and engaging factual programming.

DCD Rights has recently secured a raft of international sales of current Open University series including The Ascent Of Woman (4 x 60’), in which leading columnist and author Dr Amanda Foreman uncovers stories of women who have made and changed human history, to YLE (Finland), Spektrum Channel of AMC Networks International (Central Europe), BBC World News, Sveriges Utbildningsradio (Sweden), DR (Denmark), NRK (Norway), TV Ontario (Canada), Da Vinci Learning (Eastern Europe, SE Asia and Africa), Foxtel (Australia), British Columbia’s Knowledge Network (Canada) and APT (USA).

Genius Of The Modern World (3 x 60’) has sold to B-motion (Netherlands), Sky Television (New Zealand), British Columbia’s Knowledge Network (Canada), YLE (Finland), NRK (Norway), TVO (Canada), Viasat World (Nordics, Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, Turkey, Africa and Israel) and APT (USA).  And Empire Of The Tsars (3 x 60’), presented by historian Lucy Worsley, is travelling to SBS (Australia), Choice TV (New Zealand), Viasat World (Nordics, Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, Turkey, Africa and Israel), GEE (Inflight), Histoire (France), DR (Denmark), YLE (Finland), NRK (Norway), Foxtel (Australia) and TVO (Canada).

Nicky Davies Williams, CEO at DCD Rights said, “We are delighted to continue our relationship with The Open University.  The OU works with a range of broadcasters and producers to cover a wide variety of subjects, which along with high production values and leading presenting talent delivers a strong mix of entertaining factual programming that works very well in myriad timeslots across channels and platforms around the world.”

Caroline Ogilvie, Head of Broadcast and Partnerships at The Open University added, “We are very pleased to continue our partnership with DCD Rights dedicated team. The Open University has led the way in engaging and entertaining factual programming that inspires, intrigues and appeals to audiences across the world. DCD’s boutique approach to sales ensures our diverse content, including series and specials across a wide variety of areas such as history, science, technology, business, culture and sport, is presented to the global market with the care and attention it deserves to deliver its maximum international potential.”