Passion Distribution has closed a raft of sales into the region, totaling over 150 hours of content in the last three months and continuing its strong business in the territory.

Australia’s national public broadcaster ABC TV has picked up a host of shows for its entertainment channel ABC2. These titles include Firecracker Films’ Diary of a Teenage Virgin (1 x 60’), Mentorn Media’s hit series The Fried Chicken Shop: Life in a Day (4 x 60’), both produced for Channel 4 in the UK and SnagFilms’ gripping documentary Lost for Life (1 x 90’ or 1 x 60’), which follows juveniles who are serving life in prison without parole.

Nine Network has also picked up a number of factual shows from Passion: Mentorn Media’s brand new clip-show series World’s Worst Holiday Horrors (3 x 60’), Firecracker Films’ vertigo-inducing Don’t Look Down (1 x 60’) which aired on Channel 4 and Rain Media Entertainment’s Joanna Lumley Meets will.i.am (1 x 60’). The latter show is scheduled to air later this year on BBC One, and follows Joanna Lumley as she meets will.i.am, someone she confesses being ‘fascinated’ with. Lumley joins will.i.am in LA to speak about his music career, childhood and life struggles and his ultimate success.

SBS has picked up the free-to-air second window rights for Season 3 (16 x 60’) of World Of Wonder’s Rupaul’s Drag Race for its SBS 2 channel following the success of the series on Foxtel’s Lifestyle You channel. SBS’s long running current affairs show Dateline has committed to further episodes of Quicksilver Media’s Unreported WorldBoth deals come after successful runs of each franchise for SBS.