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Stan, the new video-on-demand (VOD) service from Australia's StreamCo Media, has signed a deal with public broadcaster SBS for rights to stream a raft of international films and TV series.

The deal includes the SBS-owned World Movies services, which Australian pay-TV network Foxtel currently carries exclusively in Australia. Scandinavian dramas The Killing and The Bridge are also part of Stan's new content deal, along with the Israeli drama Hatufim, that inspired the US hit Homeland.

The two Australian comedy series' Wilfred and Housos, and the critically-acclaimed miniseries Better Man, will also now feature on the Nine Entertainment and Fairfax Media-owned subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service.

"Diversity is at the heart of SBS and we are thrilled that many of SBS' original productions will form part of the launch line-up for Stan. We are big believers in the power of locally made Australian television and see Stan as contributing to the ongoing strength of our television landscape," said Michael Ebeid, CEO, SBS.

Stan has already sealed a deal with Sony, which involves the streaming rights to the Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul and the critically acclaimed Amazon drama Transparent, and an MGM contract which will bring the TV drama Fargo and films such as The Hobbit to the new online video platform.

Stan is set to launch soon, ahead of the recently announced Netflix launch in Australia in March 2015.