01 Mar 2005, 10:11:22 AM

The successful Australian medical drama All Saints has been acquired by Prime Television New Zealand on a run-of-series basis.

Produced by the Seven Network Australia, All Saints now in its eighth year focuses on the working and personal lives of the doctors and nurses at All Saints Hospital .

Andrew Shaw, Programming Manager at Prime Television says, "I am delighted to have acquired All Saints. This proven high quality television drama series is a very welcome addition to our schedule in 2005. I expect it to become very popular".

All Saints has won two AFI (Australian Film Industry) Awards, two Australian Screen Sound Guild Awards and six Logie Awards.

Southern Star International has recently been appointed the worldwide distributors of All Saints by the Seven Network Australia. The series will be presented at MIPTV 2005.

Southern Star is an integrated film and television production and distribution group. Divisions of the Company are involved in film, television and video production; sales and distribution; and licensing and merchandising. Southern Star is a division of Southern Cross Broadcasting (Australia) Limited, a publicly listed Company on the Australian Stock Exchange.