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NENT Studios UK buys former Kew Media drama ‘The Dead Lands’

NENT Studios UK (fka DRG) has acquired New Zealand drama The Dead Lands after its producers re-acquired the show from the now-defunct Kew Media Distribution (KMD). The eight-part fantasy-adventure series was produced by New Zealand’s GFC Films for AMC’s SVOD service Shudder and TVNZ, premiering on the latter earlier this year. It had previously been […]

NENT resumes unscripted sale & appoints DRG’s Halliwell to head UK division

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has resumed the sale of its non-scripted production interests and merged its London-based sales firm DRG into its UK division, appointing The Cry distributor’s CEO Richard Halliwell to head the British arm. Halliwell, previously DRG’s CEO and MD of NENT Studios UK, replaces Jakob Mejlhede Andersen at NENT Studios UK, […]

TBI Formats: Legacy List

Legacy List Distributor: DRG Producer: MY Entertainment Broadcaster: PBS (US) Moving out of a family home can be an incredibly emotional experience; as each room is decluttered and every box filled up with a lifetime of belongings, decades of personal history can be unearthed. Legacy List seeks to learn the stories behind these memories. In […]

DRG & Mexico’s Dopamine strike co-financing, production deal

UK distributor DRG has partnered up with Mexican producer Dopamine to co-finance, develop and produce English-language scripted content. The deal will allow NENT Studios-backed DRG “to significantly increase its support for UK producers in bringing their shows to the screen,” the distributor said. Dopamine was launched by Azteca CEO Benjamin Salinas in 2017 and is […]

NENT suspends unscripted sale, cuts programming spend as Covid-19 bites

Niklas Ekstedt in Four Hands Menu Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has suspended the sale of its non-scripted production arm and cut its programming and production spend as the impact of Covid-19 begins to be felt. NENT unveiled plans to focus purely on scripted product earlier this year but the plan has been paused amid […]

Exclusive: Distributors tweak windows amid growing demand, prep for MIPCOM impact

Distributors have seen an “upturn” in demand from broadcasters and streamers as measures to reduce the spread of Coronavirus result in captive audiences at home, with rights windows being tweaked to satisfy buyers’ requirements. Ratings giant Nielsen yesterday said housebound users could stream 60% more video during the pandemic, while Nordic streamer Viaplay has reported […]

DRG strikes first deal with BritBox

Distributor DRG has struck a deal with BritBox covering a package of British drama and comedy titles. The new ITV and BBC-owned streaming service has acquired three series of award-winning comedy Detectorists (19×30-mins), which is available to view now. Later this week, on 23rd January, BritBox will premiere Synchronicity Films drama The Cry (4×60-mins), starring […]

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