The recent wave of royal events (two weddings and the birth of Prince Louis) has been good for business for DRG. On the back of that, the international distributor has racked up a slew of sales of royal themed programming to various international broadcasters.
The Big Royal Weddings Extravaganza, Meghan Markle: How To Be A Royal and Prince Harry: From Hellraiser To Husband – all of which were produced by ITN Productions for TLC – have been sold to Foxtel in Australia, and the royal themed SVOD sertvice True Royalty TV for its subscribers in the UK, Ireland, Canada and New Zealand.
Additionally, True Royality TV has also recently acquired six episode series By Royal Appointment; and specials Kate And William: The Wedding Of Te Century, Prince George At One and The Secret Photos Of The Duke And Duchess of Windsor. DRG has also sold the latter of those specials to HRT in Croatia. E! Latin America has acquired Prince Harry: From Hellraiser to Husband. Meghan Markle: How To Be Royal has sold to DirecTV Latin America, Nippon TV in Japan, TV3 in Ireland and Discovery Benelux. Finally, The Big Royal Weddings Extravaganza has also been acquired by TV3 in Ireland, Discovery Benelux, TV2 in Norway and Fokus in Poland.
”From the Duchess of Cambridge’s wardrobe to her romance with Prince William, and from the Queen’s Coronation to her 1992 ‘annus horribilis,’ DRG represents a wide range of content covering a raft of fascinating royal stories”, said Elin Thomas, DRG’s Executive Vice-President of Sales. “We are continually adding to the royal collection, as illustrated by our three new documentaries from ITN, and we are delighted that these fun, informative and entertaining new shows have made such an early impact. ITN Productions’ approach to making them is both topical and evergreen – and packed with rare archive – which will ensure they remain of interest for years to come.”