By Patrick Munn | November 28, 2018 - 3:02 pm | No Comments
DRG and The Development Partnership are extending their relationship. The two companies, who previously pacted together for non-scripted, have agreed a first-look deal for scripted content. Under the deal, which initially runs two years, The Development Partnership will develop scripted projects for both DRG and Atrium TV - DRG's wholly owned 'commissioning club' which aims to deliver premium, high profile drama content for delivery by regional OTT players and TelCos (BT TV is the club member for the UK market). The first such drama being developed under this deal is the previously announced Atrium TV project Cyrano, toplined by Joseph Fiennes, which was launched to club members at MIPCOM.
By Patrick Munn | November 27, 2018 - 3:30 pm | No Comments
North American streaming service Acorn TV has boarded ITV's upcoming Martin Clunes fronted police drama Manhunt as the exclusive North American broadcaster. As part of the deal with international distributor DRG, Acorn has also acquired Clunes’s newest travel documentary series Islands of America.
By Patrick Munn | October 16, 2018 - 5:22 pm | No Comments
Months after securing a U.S. deal with the AMC owned streaming service Sundance Now, DRG has secured further pre-sales for The Cry with a range of international broadcasters. The four-part BBC One drama starring Jenna Coleman (Victoria) and Ewen Leslie (Top Of The Lake) has been sold to M6 in France, TV2 in Norway, C More (TV4) in Sweden, Canal Plus in Poland, TVNZ in New Zealand, NPO in the Netherlands, and BBC Worldwide for its channels in Benelux, the Middle East and Africa.
By Patrick Munn | October 15, 2018 - 1:34 pm | No Comments
International distributor DRG has secured the international distribution rights to the Small Fortune format after striking a deal with production company Youngest Media. With the deal concluded, DRG will now take the format out to the international market place. Youngest Media will distribute the format in Germany, France, Australia and North America; while DRG will handle format sales in the rest of the world.
By Patrick Munn | October 12, 2018 - 3:59 pm | No Comments
DRG has teamed with the AMC Networks owned streaming service Sundance Now to co-produce six episode true-crime series The Oslo Killing, which is now in production in four countries ahead of a 2019 premiere.
By Patrick Munn | October 1, 2018 - 5:18 pm | No Comments
DRG has agreed a production partnership with Endemol Shine India for an Indian adaptation of their hit international format The Farm. The Farm is a reality show that sees six men and six women living together as farmers, growing their own food and fending for themselves, without electricity, mobile phones or any other modern conveniences. Contestants are eliminated over a ten week series until one is crowned Farmer of the Year.
By Patrick Munn | September 6, 2018 - 12:57 pm | No Comments
International distributor DRG has lined up a slew of international sales for a range of comedy titles including Detectorists, Peep Show, Plebs and Tracey Ullman's Show. Czech TV has acquired all nine seasons of Peep Show for a primetime comedy slot on ČT1. YLE in Finland has picked up all three seasons of Detectorists, while BBC First in the Middle East and North Africa has licensed the first two seasons of the BBC Four comedy.
By Patrick Munn | August 30, 2018 - 11:15 am | No Comments
BBC Two's No More Boys And Girls is set to be adapted for the German market after international distributor DRG secured the first format deal for the social experiment with ZDF. The format has also been optioned in the Netherlands and Spain. The German version, which will air on ZDF Neo, is a two-part miniseries and will be produced by Bavaria Entertainment GmbH. Ina Eck will serve as the executive producer. The format deal was struck by DRG's Senior Vice-President of Sales Adam Barth.