NENT Studios UK

All3Media acquires NENT Studios UK

All3Media has acquired NENT Studios’ UK distribution business – formerly known as DRG – from Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group). The acquisition adds more than 10,000 hours of shows to All3Media International’s slate, including over 100 formats, with series such as Doc Martin, The Cry, Yorkshire Vet, Manhunt, Catchphrase and Don’t Tell the Bride. Jane Turton, […]

News round-up: Viaplay, Virgin Media join ‘The Holiday’; Arte explores ‘Ukraine’s War: Europe’s Dilemma’; Discovery+ preps competition show

Viaplay, Virgin Media join The Holiday Nordic streamer Viaplay and Virgin Media in Ireland have struck pre-sale deals for forthcoming UK drama The Holiday. The show, which was commissioned by ViacomCBS-owned Channel 5 in the UK, is being produced by NENT Studios UK, which is part of Viaplay owner Nordic Entertainment Group. Jill Halfpenny (The […]

TBI Weekly: How the future of markets is shaping up

As Digital MIPTV draws to a close, TBI talks to a variety of distributors to reflect on how the annual cycle of markets might look in the future. At the start of 2020, the proliferation of markets, conferences and large-scale networking events had reached a new high. For those working in – or indeed writing […]

Nicely Entertainment hires NENT Studios UK alum Scott Kirkpatrick for sales & co-pros

Vanessa Shapiro’s Nicely Entertainment has appointed NENT Studios UK’s SVP Scott Kirkpatrick to oversee the recently formed company’s distribution and co-production efforts. Kirkpatrick becomes EVP of distribution & co-productions at Nicely, where he will reunite with Shapiro, who he worked with at MarVista Entertainment. He was most recently SVP of North American sales, co-production and […]

Vietnam’s VTV & HTV remake Belgian, UK formats after NENT Studios UK deal

Vietnamese channels VTV and HTV is preparing to air formats from the UK and Belgium after striking a deal with NENT Studios UK. The deal, which comes after NENT Studios UK struck a deal with domestic producer Dong Tay Promotion, will see The Generation Show, 12 Stars and Married To A Celebrity: The Survival Guide, remade […]

NENT Studios UK extends deal with Mexico’s Dopamine for unscripted push

NENT Studios UK has expanded its partnership with Latin American firm Dopamine in a deal that will see the Mexican producer effectively co-commission programming alongside UK broadcasters and platforms. The agreement, which builds on an existing pact between the two companies struck last year, will cover the co-development of unscripted content for NENT Studios UK, which […]

UK’s Channel 5 goes on ‘The Holiday’ with NENT Studios UK

ViacomCBS-owned UK broadcaster Channel 5 has ordered an adaptation of TM Logan’s bestselling novel The Holiday from NENT Studios UK. The 4 x 60-minute drama has been jointly developed by NENT Studios UK, Projector Pictures, Clapperboard Studios and Night Train Media and will go into production in the first quarter of 2021. It is being written by Michael […]

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 […]

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