In FY23, Stan has come out on top as the leading commercial commissioner of Australian drama titles.
Screen Australia’s 33rd Annual Drama Report positions Stan as the top streaming commissioner in the Australian General Subscription TV and SVOD category, for the third consecutive year.
The Annual Drama Report also showed that Stan has commissioned more drama titles than the commercial broadcasters, making Stan the leading commercial commissioner in Australia.
Stan held the largest single share of total titles and total hours in this category, with eight titles – including Christmas Ransom, Totally Completely Fine, Year Of, C*A*U*G*H*T, Wolf Like Me S2, and Prosper, created in collaboration with production partners Every Cloud Productions, Fremantle Australia, Roadshow Rough Diamond, Deeper Water Films, Made Up Stories, and Lingo Pictures.
Three of these titles are in partnership with global content leaders, with Totally Completely Fine in partnership with AMC Networks’ Sundance Now and Fremantle, Wolf Like Me S2 with Fifth Season and Peacock, and Prosper with Hollywood studio Lionsgate.
These eight drama titles contributed to a total of 21 Stan Originals across FY23.
Stan chief executive officer Martin Kugeler said: “The latest annual report from Screen Australia highlights Stan’s commitment to investing in premium local content that champions Australian screen stories. We thank Screen Australia, the state screen agencies, and our production partners in Australia and acknowledge the extraordinary breadth of talent from the creatives who bring these stories to life on Stan.
“We continue to invest in Australian drama despite increasing challenges – regulatory pressures, significant increases in production costs, shortage of skilled workers and facilities.
“As we collaborate with award-winning and emerging creatives to capture and entertain Australian audiences, we also acknowledge our global partners Lionsgate, Fremantle, Fifth Season, AMC Networks’ Sundance Now and Peacock, who work alongside us to bring our content to international audiences. We are excited about the content Stan will be premiering in 2024 and beyond.”