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AMC, Nat Geo explore Baby Animals in the Wild

AMC Networks International in Spain and National Geographic in Latin America and Asia have acquired wildlife programming from distributor DRG. Baby Animals in the Wild has gone to AMC, Nat Geo, LIC in China and Next Step Television in Thailand. Next Step and AMC have also acquired rights to Baby Animals in Our World. Both […]

Viaplay orders Swedish Dicks with Keanu Reeves

Modern Times Group (MTG) has commissioned the first original series for its Viaplay online TV offering, a comedy series starring Keanu Reeves (The Matrix). The Sweden-based pay and free TV broadcaster has commissioned Swedish Dicks, a comedy series about a Los Angeles-based Swedish private detective and former stuntman, from Viking Brothers Entertainment and Brain Academy, […]

DRG, Outline in major content pact

Distributor DRG has entered into a content partnership agreement with Outline Productions, the UK indie that’s producing the UK remake of Norwegian format Born On. DRG will help Outline expand its business and growth by contributing to a development fund designed to aid the creation of formats for the local and international markets. DRG will […]

Norwegian format given life at Channel 4

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has commissioned a local version of Norwegian format Born On following a deal with distributor DRG. Each episode of the 4x60mins series will see three disparate individuals, one a celebrity, whose only link is being born on the same day reveal how their lives have travelled in very different directions. The […]

Natural Born Monsters to invade MIPCOM

A series that looks at strange and dangerous creatures from around the world will launch at MIPCOM via UK-based distributor DRG. Natural Born Monsters, an 8x60mins effort from US producer Karga Seven Pictures, will be one of a number of new wildlife and natural history shows on the DRG slate in October in Cannes. DRG […]

Ex-Eyeworks exec joins DRG

Former Eyeworks International Distribution acquisitions chief Katy Cundall has joined UK-based distributor DRG, TBI has learned. DRG confirmed she had joined the Nice Entertainment Group-owned company as VP, factual acquisitions, and will report to Noel Hedges, who was promoted to executive VP, content in January. She will work across all factual acquisitions for the distributor. […]

News brief: NRK wonders How to Be

NRK in Norway has licensed a local remake of Israeli celebrity interview format How to Be from Armoza Formats. Nice Entertainment Group-owned prodcos Monster has gone into production on the series ahead of a launch later this year. Meanwhile, German pubcaster ZDFneo has commissioned a second season of the format, which is known locally as […]

Nice M&A exec shifts to MTG

Peter Holmström has stepped into the acting COO role at the Modern Times Group’s African operations, TBI has learned. Holmström moves to MTG Africa from Sweden-based Nice Entertainment Group, the production group that MTG acquired last year. In his new role, he reports to MTG Africa executive VP, Joseph Hundah. Sweden-listed channel operator MTG confirmed […]

Nice M&A exec shifts to MTG

Peter Holmström has stepped into the acting COO role at the Modern Times Group’s African operations, TBI has learned. Holmström moves to MTG Africa from Sweden-based Nice Entertainment Group, the production group that MTG acquired last year. In his new role, he reports to MTG Africa executive VP, Joseph Hundah. Sweden-listed channel operator MTG confirmed […]

Aass lands top MTG content job as Svensk exits

European broadcaster Modern Times Group has made Morten Aass president and CEO of its content group in a move that sees Patrick Svensk exiting. Aass (left) takes on the Nice Entertainment Group top job having joined in September last year when MTG acquired Helsinki-based Nice, which comprises 15 production brands, distributor DRG and Modern Africa […]