Stan commits to more local content with new Aussie shows and films announced

Locally-owned streaming platform Stan has revealed a number of new originals, as part of what it calls its “ongoing commitment to deliver more world-class, locally produced original films and series”.

This will include new series, Bad Behaviour, a series based on the same name book by Australian writer Rebeca Starford; holiday film, Christmas on the Farm; season two and three of Bump, a high-school drama; and Ironside, a new series based on a recent AFP organised crime operation of the same name.

Last week, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) published new figures that showed investment by the subscription video on demand (SVOD) sector into local screen content, with streaming platforms Amazon Prime, Disney+, and Netflix, as well as the Nine-owned platform, Stan, spending over $153 million combined on Australian programming across 2019 and 2020.

Stan’s Bad Behaviour

Stan chief content officer, Cailah Scobie, said: “Original content is central to Stan’s growth strategy and today’s announcement reflects our commitment to deliver world-class local productions. We’re thrilled our new slate of originals will feature a who’s who of Australian and international actors and creatives.”

“These local productions are being made in collaboration with some of the world’s biggest studios and we look forward to adding these Australian productions to Stan’s already unrivalled lineup of originals.”

Last year, Stan stated its intentions to produce up to 30 Stan Originals per year within the next 5 years. 

Todays programming announcements follow Stan’s confirmation of an expanded partnership with production company Roadshow Rough Diamond, as well partnering with the Australian Children’s Television Foundation to create a new feature film production fund.

Last month, ViacomCBS’ new streaming service, Paramount+ revealed that it had commissioned its first locally produced feature film, 6 Festivals, set to be released directly on the platform.

Stan continued its recent expansion into the world of sport, with Stan Sport this month revealing Craig Foster and Max Rushden as its first commentator signings for its upcoming first season covering the UEFA Champions League. 


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