Duck Quacks Don’t Echo

DRG ties with Duck Quacks prodco ahead of market

DRG has struck a first-look deal with Duck Quacks Don’t Echo prodco Magnum Media. The UK-based distributor will launch a new format from the UK indie, The Twelve Stars of Christmas, at MIPCOM. The deal gives DRG first-look at all new Magnum formats over the next two years, and the distributor will also sell selected […]

News brief: Sky Vision wraps Asian deals

UK-based Sky Vision has sold around 100 hours of programming to Asian broadcasters. Discovery Networks Asia has bought primetime entertainment show 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy, while Malaysia’s Media Prima took the UK and US versions of quiz Duck Quacks Don’t Echo. Thailand’s Thairat TV has bought a 51-hour package, OBS on Korea bought […]

Smartertainment: clever is cool for Nat Geo

National Geographic is on the hunt for more brainy and interactive projects following its recent success with Brain Games and a range of smart shows. Speaking at NATPE Miami last week, Nat Geo Channels president Howard T. Owens (left) told the assembled TV folk that ‘smartertainment’ is a key focus for his programming teams. Traditional […]

Sky Vision to launch US, UK Duck Quacks in Cannes

UK distributor Sky Vision is to launch the upcoming UK and US versions of a new entertainment format in Cannes. Duck Quacks Don’t Echo is being produced in the UK by Magnum Media for Sky 1 HD (pictured) for a 2014 debut and was this week acquired for a US remake by National Geographic Channel. […]