STAN CELEBRATES BEING THE LEADING COMMERCIAL COMMISSIONER OF AUSTRALIAN DRAMA TITLES IN FY23
Screen Australia’s 33rd Annual Drama Report reveals that Stan has the largest single share of drama titles (38%) first releasing on subscription TV or an SVOD platform for the third year in a row1, having premiered more Australian drama titles than any commercial broadcaster in Australia and more than doubling the amount of drama content than its subscription competitors in FY23.
November 10, 2023 – Stan, Australia’s unrivalled home of original productions, celebrates being the leading commercial commissioner of Australian drama titles in FY23.
Screen Australia’s 33rd Annual Drama Report positions Stan as the leading streaming commissioner in the Australian General Subscription TV and SVOD category, for the third consecutive year1. Stan held the largest single share of total titles and total hours in this category, with eight titles – including the Stan Original Film Christmas Ransom, and the Stan Original Series 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.
The Annual Drama Report further reveals that Stan has commissioned more drama titles than any commercial broadcaster, making Stan the leading commercial commissioner in Australia. 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.”
Outside of these eight titles, Stan continues to build its scripted slate with a suite of productions premiering soon. The Stan Original Series Scrublands, based on the best-selling novel by Australian writer Chris Hammer, premieres November 16, all episodes at once, followed by the Stan Original Film Jones Family Christmas on November 23. The Stan Original Series Bump S4 is coming soon, with the brand new season of the Stan Original Series The Tourist starring Jamie Dornan and Danielle MacDonald premiering in 2024.
Stan previously announced that it has commissioned three brand new diverse drama series, including Thou Shalt Not Steal, a road series travelling through Central and South Australia, Exposure, a mystery-thriller set in coastal New South Wales, and Invisible Boys, based on the LGBTQIA+ novel set in the regional town of Geraldton, Western Australia.
Screen Australia's Drama Report complements the results of the FY23 Australian content expenditure report issued by ACMA on Wednesday2, which highlights a very robust and thriving local production sector underwritten by Stan and the major streaming platforms in Australia. Stan continues its significant investment and focus on original productions, delivering premium film and television content to Australians through their continued partnerships with some of the world’s most sought-after producers and creators.
November 9, 2023