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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 […]

Globo adds ‘The Cry,’ ‘The Inner Circle’ as part of DRG drama deal

Brazilian broadcast giant Globo has picked up Jenna Coleman-starring drama The Cry and Swedish political thriller The Inner Circle as part of a five-show deal with distributor DRG. The series will become available on Globo’s SVOD service Globoplay later this year and are joined by drama Melk, as well as factual series North Korea – […]

Movistar, DLO/Magnolia adapt BBC format ‘No More Boys and Girls’

Spanish broadcaster Movistar has ordered a local version of BBC format No More Boys and Girls, which explores the roots of inequality between men and women. Ni Superhéroes Ni Princesas, which will be produced by Movistar+ and Banijay Group-owned Dlo/Magnolia, questions whether the way we treat boys and girls in childhood lies behind the failure […]

DRG appoints Pilot’s Jack Watson for CEMA sales

DRG has bolstered its sales force with the appointment of Pilot Film and TV Productions exec Jack Watson. He joins as sales manager for Central and Eastern Europe – including Baltic territories – as well as the Middle East and Africa. Watson was previously sales manager for broadcast and inflight at Pilot Film and Television […]

TBI Weekly: What happens when limited series become unlimited?

If the behind-the-scenes turmoil of HBO’s Big Little Lies has achieved anything, it has been to demonstrate the unique turning point faced by limited series that become unlimited. The case, however unique, begs the question: can a series really be ‘limited’ anymore when the tectonic shifts rocking the industry increasingly call for returnable hits that […]

Show of the week: ‘Jungle War’

Jungle War (4 x 60 minutes) is a doc series about some of the lesser-known conflicts of WWII and beyond – those fought in some of the world’s most hostile and challenging environments. It takes in WWII campaigns fought in the jungles of Asia/Pacific – from the Solomon Islands and New Guinea to Borneo and […]

Distributors warn MIPTV changes could be “universally detrimental” to market

MIPTV’s new floorplan, confirmed by Reed Midem today, has prompted outrage from international distributors who worry the changes could be “universally detrimental” to small and mid-sized outfits.  While the businesses have been aware of potential plans to concentrate the market within the Grand Palais since April, MIP organiser Reed Midem’s decision to go forward with […]

UK financier Drive appoints DRG alum for sales push

Funding and distribution agency Drive has added the former senior VP of sales at UK-based distributor DRG to work across its sales activity. Chris Bartlett becomes senior sales executive at Drive, overseeing sales in Scandinavia, the Middle East, Africa, New Zealand and French-speaking Canada. Bartlett spent eight years at DRG, working across the UK, Scandinavia […]

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