Don’t Tell the Bride


A+E Networks takes ‘Don’t Tell The Bride’ to South Africa

A+E Networks in South Africa has acquired rights to produce a local version of DRG’s long-running relationship format Don’t Tell The Bride. The show is in development and is expected to air on A+E’s Lifetime network, which earlier this year picked up four recent seasons of the UK version. The format deal follows earlier remakes […]

Warner Bros. poaches ITV exec for UK role

Alexia Edwards has joined Warner Bros. TV Production UK as commercial director, joining from commercial broadcaster ITV. At the UK division of the US studio she will be group commercial and business affairs director, working across IP coming out of the Group’s production companies, including Wall to Wall, Ricochet, Twenty Twenty Television, Yalli Productions and […]

Fox gets into UK free TV

Fox International Channels is getting into UK free TV for the first time with the launch of female-skewed Your TV. FIC UK currently operates pay channels Fox, National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD and Baby TV, but moves into the free-to-air space on Thursday, October 1 at 1pm. Your TV will focus on “sensational real-life […]

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 […]

DRG sells comic science factual series back to NRK

MTG Studios-owned UK distributor DRG has sold the Canadian remake of an NRK comic science-themed factual series back to the Norwegian public broadcaster. Never Ever Do This at Home pairs a scientist and a comedian and tasks them with finding out what happens when household products’ warning labels are ignored, while explaining the science behind the […]

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 […]

MTG completes DRG acquisition, buys Novemberfilm

Modern Times Group Studios has finalised its acquisition of UK-based distributor DRG, and bought Norwegian production company Novemberfilm. The Scandinavian production and broadcast group has beaten off competition from Sky Vision to acquire a 92.4% stake in DRG, which counts The Inbetweeners and Don’t Tell the Bride in its catalogue, for an enterprise value of […]

MTG set to pip Sky Vision to DRG deal

Patrick Svensk’s MTG Studios is set to acquire UK distributor DRG after outgunning Sky Vision in an auction for the company, TBI understands. Sources close to the companies have said MTG Studios and Sky Vision are the remaining bidders in the process, with MTG set to win an auction process that began earlier this year […]