UKTV Eden channel has boarded Australian documentary series Outback Vet after striking a deal with international distributor Parade Media. The deal was negotiated by UKTV’s Acquisitions Manager Charlie Charalambous and Parade Media’s CEO Matthew Ashcroft.
Outback Vet tracks Rick Fenny – the “Mad Max” of vets – and members of his immediate family as they encounter situations with wild and domestic animals on both land and sea in some of the most geographically remote and hostile locations across the state of Western Australia.
The four episode series was ordered by Australia’s Nine Network, with UKTV providing pre-investment. It is being produced by Projucer, who developed it with documentary DOP Tim Small. Projucer’s Co-Founder Matty Roberts serves as executive producer. Production gets underway in Western Australia in April for a premiere later this year.
“Untold stories from the Australian Outback have proven to deliver big audiences to networks and streamers around the world, and we are excited to collaborate with Projucer for the Nine Network and UKTV”, said Parade Media CEO Matthew Ashcroft. “The characters Matty and Josh have discovered are as diverse as their Western Australia backdrop, and we are in for one entertaining and jaw-dropping ride through Australia’s Wild West”
Outback Vet marks the second production from Projucer and Parade Media that UKTV has boarded in conjunction with an Australian broadcaster. UKTV’s Good Food channel is also working with the two companies and Foxtel on food series Jack Stein: Inside The Box. “We’re delighted to be working with Parade on another amazing series”, said UKTV’s Charlie Charalambous. “The gripping animal stories and fantastic shooting locations will create a wonderful show that’s perfect for Eden and its viewers.”