Stan announces WarnerMedia deal to expand international drama slate

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• Five new titles will premiere on Stan

Stan today announced that it has partnered with WarnerMedia to secure more premium international drama for its subscribers.

After announcing an exclusive partnership with Walter Presents for international drama, Stan’s deal with WarnerMedia will see HBO Europe titles Patria, Success and Blinded by the Lights, premiere on Stan, commencing in May, while the latest season of 4 Blocks, from TNT, will also premiere on Stan, along with Arthur’s Law.

Cailah Scobie, Stan’s chief content officer, said: “Adding these fantastic HBO Europe and TNT titles to Stan further extends our premium international content offering and provides even more choice for Stan subscribers.”

Premiere dates are as follows:

4 Blocks (19 May)
Success (28 May)
Patria (8 June)
Arthur’s Law (29 June)
Blinded by the Lights (22 July)

Earlier this year, Stan also announced a partnership with the South Australian Film Corporation to launch a new matched development fund to boost the creation of new and original South Australian scripted series.

The initiative will focus on the development of bold, distinctive ideas with complex characters set in unusual worlds or situations that merit high production values, resulting in scripted series of world-class scope and scale. 

The projects must be original, serialised, returnable, and intended for production and post-production in South Australia. 

At the time, Stan’s chief content officer, Cailah Scobie said “As Australia’s unrivalled home of original productions, we are very pleased to partner with SAFC on this new development initiative. Supporting our talented local industry by bringing uniquely Australian stories to the screen is a core focus of our business and the launch of this new fund represents a great opportunity for Stan to discover the stories South Australian creatives have to tell.” 

The Stan and SAFC Development Fund is currently accepting applications for the first round of development, taking selected projects from concept to pitch-ready stage. Following pitching to Stan, two of the projects will then be selected for a further round of development and commissioning consideration from Stan.

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