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Wild Money: The new rules of play in distribution

Distributors are under greater pressure than ever, needing to be nimble, innovative and cash-rich – all at the same time. TBI gathered distributors of shows such as Bodyguard and Leaving Neverland to discuss all things content: what’s cutting through, what they’re walking away from and why they’re stepping in where commissioners are falling short How […]

DRG drives into commissioning with Rachel Khoo series

Distributor DRG has furthered its commissioning drive, teaming with UKTV to co-commission cookery and lifestyle series Rachel Khoo: My Swedish Kitchen.  The 8 x 30-minute series, produced by Sweden’s NENT-owned Splay One, follows the British chef who has lived in Sweden for a number of years as she puts her twist on traditional Swedish dishes in […]

DRG acquires rights to “happy noir” police procedural ‘For Life’

DRG has acquired the rights to For Life, a Norwegian “happy noir” police procedural that will be launched for pre-sale at MIPTV. The 8 x 60-minute series is created and written by International Emmy Award-winning Gjermund S. Eriksen (Mammon) and co-written by Helena Nielsen (Lilyhammer). It follows the story of Victoria Woll, a hardened National […]

DRG promotes Adam Barth to commercial director

DRG has promoted Adam Barth to a newly created commercial director role, adding to his existing responsibilities. Effective immediately, Barth’s new title will be SVP EMEA and commercial director. The new position has been created in response to industry and market changes as well as developments within DRG as it continues to evolve from a […]

Distribution innovation: Are distributors the new marketeers?

In a period where distributors need to be nimble and multi-skilled, serving as pseudo-commissioners, producers and development execs, there is yet another string to add to their bows: that of marketeer. In the “peak TV” era, it is no longer enough to buy, make and place content – distributors must also ensure that a programme […]

TBI Weekly: AVOD, branding and ‘You’ discussion dominates NATPE

The aftermath of rampant consolidation was in the spotlight at this week’s NATPE market, where the uptick in AVOD models, rights ownership and branding à la Netflix-Lifetime hit You dominated the discussion. Steven Cahall, senior analyst with RBC Capital Markets, said it best early on in the week: “If you don’t work for the four […]

DRG acquires sci-fi The White Wall

DRG has picked up the rights to Scandi sci-fi The White Wall.  Produced by Fire Monkey and NICE Drama for Sweden’s SVT and Finland’s YLE, the 8 x 60-minute drama centers on a strange white wall that is found deep underground at the mining site of the world’s largest nuclear waste depository, leaving a project director […]

DRG & NENT Group launch unscripted co-commissioning drive

DRG and NENT Group Norway have launched a co-commissioning drive for non-scripted content. The duo will work together to define NENT’s content needs and combine their acquisitions efforts to co-finance and co-commission suitable projects. The focus will be to create “exciting, ratings-winning and long-running series” for NENT Group’s TV3 channel – along with its sister […]

DRG’s Manhunt seals raft of int’l deals

Shortly after its premiere on UK broadcaster ITV, DRG’s Martin Clunes drama Manhunt has picked up a raft of international sales which includes France 3 and Australia’s Network Seven. The mini-series, produced by Buffalo Pictures for ITV, also sold to New Zealand’s TVNZ, Norway’s NRK, Finland’s YLE, The Netherland’s NPO, Belgium’s VRT, Canal + Poland […]

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