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Exclusive: Fremantle & private equity firms eye NENT Studios UK

Private equity firms and global producer Fremantle are understood to be among a slew of potential buyers interested in acquiring NENT Studios UK, the London-based distributor, producer and financier behind The Cry. NENT’s UK-based arm – essentially a rebranded version of the company formerly known as DRG – was put on the block yesterday by […]

NENT Studios UK to be sold to fuel Nordic streamer Viaplay’s growth plans

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) is selling its UK-based development, production and distribution business, which was only launched last year. NENT Studios UK consists of London-based distribution and financing business DRG, which was formally rebranded in April. Following the sale, NENT Group will retain the NENT Studios UK name. The UK division, whose slate includes drama The […]

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 […]

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