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 […]

Queer As Folk gets US reboot

US cable network Bravo is set to develop a reboot of the UK original series Queer As Folk, which first aired in 1999 on Channel 4. The original title followed three gay men living in Manchester and was created by Russell T Davies, who has been recruited as an executive producer for the reboot. Queer […]

DRG picks up int’l rights to BBC Two’s The Brigade

DRG has picked up the exclusive international finished programme and format rights for BBC Two’s cookery challenge show The Brigade. The Brigade focuses on the team’s behind the best kitchens rather than one chef alone. It is inspired by 19th century chef Auguste Escoffier and based on his experiences in the French Army. In the […]

Acorn TV teams with DRG for Martin Clunes drama Manhunt

Acorn TV, the US streaming service specialising in British television, has struck a deal with DRG to be the exclusive North and South American partner for new ITV drama Manhunt. Based on the memoirs of former London Metropolitan police detective DCI Colin Sutton, the three-part drama from Buffalo Pictures follows how the detective tenaciously pursued […]

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