Foxtel pacts with BBC

Australian pay TV broadcaster Foxtel has partnered with BBC Worldwide to launch a new BBC Channel down under, offering a host of British drama including the forthcoming  10-part series The Musketeers.

Launching in mid-2014, the channel will offer exclusive programming from the BBC and other UK producers that will not be available on terrestrial television for at least 12 months.

One title confirmed is The Musketeers, Adrian Hodges’ take on Alexandre Dumas’ classic characters.

Set in 17th Century Paris, it follows Athos, Aramis and Porthos who uphold social justice, honour and valour while also protecting King Louis XIII.

Filming began last month on the series, which is produced by BBC Drama Production for BBC One. It is coproduced by BBC Worldwide and BBC America.

Hodges is also an executive producer with the BBC’s Jessica Pope; Colin Wratten is the producer.

Source: BBC