9 March, 2016
Britain tunes in to Vet on The Hill
WTFN’s Vet on The Hill has attracted an impressive audience with its debut on UK network More4.
Starring London-based vet and animal advocate Dr Scott Miller, the 10-part series debuted last night, attracting 472,000 viewers – which represents an impressive 64% increase in total average viewers for the timeslot.
Vet on The Hill is WTFN’s first-ever deal with More4. WTFN chief executive Daryl Talbot says the figures clearly show British audiences have taken to this new show, much like they did with Bondi Vet.
“We’re thrilled, but not surprised that Dr Scott Miller has been welcomed into British homes so quickly,” Daryl says.
“Scott is a very likeable and engaging person and the show has plenty of heart. It’s clearly resonating with the British public and we’re confident it will become a fixture on their screens.”
Vet on The Hill is the first UK production for WTFN, following the establishment last year of its London-based production division, WTFN Europe. Set in the quiet village of Richmond upon Thames, Vet on the Hill follows Dr Scott Miller in his day-to-day life at his veterinary clinic. From home visits full of surprises and trips to the local farm – the hustle and bustle of friendly regulars keeps him on his toes. With the addition of a few famous faces that drop in for Dr. Scott’s help – there’s never a dull moment at the clinic.
WTFN’s distribution arm, Fred Media has sold the series in Australia, to the Nine Network and is expected to air mid year. The series has also been sold to Portugal, Hong Kong, the Czech Republic and Canada.
Founded in 2001, WTFN has grown into one of Australia’s most successful independent content producers. The company has built a worldwide reputation for compelling story-telling that engages audiences, with programs such as Bondi Vet, The Living Room, Tony Robinson’s Time Walks and the Logie-winning documentary Trishna and Krishna: The Quest for Separate Lives.
In Australia, the company is currently in production on Sydney Harbour Uncovered (working title), a major new documentary series for Discovery Networks International, and the Australian version of Long Lost Family for Network TEN. Its first feature film, Oddball, grossed over $8 million at the Australian Box Office last year, putting it in the top 25 highest grossing Australian films of all time.
FRED Media is the international distribution arm of WTFN Entertainment. Launched in 2012, it has fast become one of the most respected distribution companies in the world with clients in over 170 territories. It boasts a boutique catalogue of internationally-acclaimed productions, across a broad range of genres including factual, reality, lifestyle and children. They have successfully launched programs to a global audience including Bondi Vet, The Wild Life of Tim Faulkner, Operation Thailand and We’re Talking Animals.
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Michelle Dunner, media consultant
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