BBC AMERICA BRINGS MY FAMILY TOGETHER, ACQUIRING SERIES 5 FROM DLT ENTERTAINMENT
Yet-to-broadcast Christmas special completes the set
London 12 August 2004. Following the acquisition of the first four series of hit
sitcom My Family, BBC America has now picked up the latest series from leading
independent production and distribution company DLT Entertainment. The deal
includes thirteen episodes of series 5, a one-off flash-back episode and a
Christmas special which will broadcast as 2 x ½ hour episodes. The series
screened earlier this year on BBC1 in the UK reaching an audience of just under
ten million with a 38.5% share and the one-hour Christmas special is set to
broadcast in the UK in December 2004.
The award-winning My Family began screening
in the US this spring, and is currently mid-way through series 2.
This latest deal again sees BBC America hold
exclusive cable/satellite rights to My Family for the first year. From spring
2005, DLT Entertainment will simultaneously license My Family in the US through
non-commercial syndication beginning with series 1.
Produced by DLT Entertainment UK in
association with Rude Boy Productions for BBC One, My Family is created by Fred
Barron, and stars highly acclaimed actors Robert Lindsay and Zoë Wanamaker. The
new series is written by an experienced team of writers, headed by James Hendrie
and Ian Brown.
My Family has developed
a dedicated viewership both in the UK and internationally. DLT Entertainment has
the worldwide format rights to the series and BBC Worldwide and DLT jointly
handle finished programme sales.
Family focuses on the life of Ben Harper, a moderately successful family man and
dentist. He is also undergoing a mid-life crisis and trying to cope with the
bizarre reality of raising his three, very different, teenage children.
Donald Taffner Jr, Vice President DLT
Entertainment says: “BBC America has proved a fine home for My Family, and it’s
terrific that they have taken this step to secure all of the current episodes.
It’s proved very popular with their viewers, and we’re pleased that fans of
British TV in the United States will be seeing all five series on its original
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Notes to Editors:
DLT Entertainment Ltd. is a New York and
London based company engaged in every aspect of television distribution and
production in the US, the UK and around the world, as well as stage production
in the US and in the UK.
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