Catch Phrase


Pernel taking UK formats to France

French indie Pernel Media has optioned a pair of UK-originated formats and will launch them in France. It has taken local rights to the classic Catchphrase format from DRG and property dealing show Selling Houses (pictured) from Passion Distribution. Selling Houses was created by UK indie Reef Television, which made it for digital channel More […]

DRG launches dedicated formats division

UK-based distributor DRG is launching a dedicated formats business that will tap into the resources of the new Nice Entertainment Group it now sits within. DRG Formats will be lead by DRG’s managing director, acquisitions and formats Andrea Jackson (left) and also include the newly promoted Albertina Marfil, experienced formats vendor Jennifer Harrington and a […]

MTG Studios ditching Strix International brand for DRG

MTG Studios plans to fold the formats from its Strix International division into DRG, the UK-based distributor it has just acquired in a £15 million deal, TBI understands. MTG Studios, the content arm of pan-European broadcaster MTG, also announced the acquisition of Norwegian producer Novemberfilm alongside the DRG deal. Its formats and programming, which include […]

Viewpoint: bringing a classic format into the digital era

DRG’s managing director, acquisitions and formats Andrea Jackson on how classic UK gameshow Catch Phrase was rebooted for a 2013 audience. Today’s tech savvy audiences are increasingly multi-screening and interacting with TV content in different ways, which means the opportunities for development and innovation are broader than ever before. At DRG, having a digital strategy […]