NENT Group sells off UK distribution business to All3Media

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, All3Media CEO, pointed to the “deep, […]

Netflix orders supernatural UK original

Netflix has ordered a supernatural-themed original drama produced by UK-based New Pictures, DTVE sister title TBI has discovered. The eight-episode series will be led by All3Media-backed New Pictures’ founders Charlie Pattinson, Elaine Pyke and Willow Grylls. Creators of the series are Hania Elkington (The North London Book of the Dead) and Simon Duric (The Crown, […]

All3Media cofounder joins BBC board

Steve Morrison has joined the board of UK public broadcaster the BBC. Morrison is the cofounder of Chrysalis TV, which later became All3Media. He left the production and distribution giant in 2012. It was subsequently sold to Discovery and Liberty in 2014. The former All3 exec will be the Scotland representative on the BBC Unitary […]

Vimeo adds BBC Worldwide, All3Media titles

Vimeo has agreed content partnerships with TV distributor All3Media International and the BBC’s commercial arm BBC Worldwide. Through the deals, a range of comedy, drama, and documentary titles will be available as part of Vimeo’s global transactional video-on-demand (TVOD) store. The first All3Media International content to be released on Vimeo includes all four seasons of […]

Liberty to make ‘selective’ content investments

Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries has said that the company will be “selective” about content investments, but hinted work is now underway with Lionsgate on a string of shows. Speaking on Liberty Global’s third quarter earnings call, Fries said that Liberty has “four or five great ideas cooking with Lionsgate”, after it took a 3.4% […]

TRX preps movie move

TRX is looking to add movies to the TV content on its soon to launch rights trading platform. The platform, which received funding from Sky and Channel 4 in its latest funding round, was conceived as a way to buy and sell TV rights. David and Matthew Frank are behind the service and have assembled […]

Liberty Global to increase online content focus

Liberty Global will look to increasingly focus its content spend online, according to company CEO Mike Fries. Speaking at Goldman Sachs’ 25th Annual Communacopia Conference in New York yesterday, Fries said that currently Liberty spends some US$2 billion per year on content, most of which is currently “spent on channels like Discovery”. “An increasing amount of that […]

Liberty Global to make ‘smart’ investments in content

Liberty Global plans to make “smart, opportunistic investments” in content following its recent announcement that it would commission four original drama series from All3Media, according to president and CEO Mike Fries. Speaking to analysts after the company unveiled strong Q2 financial results at the end of last week, Fries said that the group would make […]

Liberty Global agrees major original drama deal with All3Media

Liberty Global has agreed a major, cross-territory content deal with All3Media, the production company it jointly owns with Discovery Communications. All3Media will make four original drama series for cable platforms owned Liberty, marking the first time Liberty has agreed to a multi-territory deal to create exclusive original programming for its customers. The dramas will come […]

Report: Virgin Media in talks to buy UTV Ireland

Liberty Global-owned pay TV operator Virgin Media is reportedly in advanced talks to buy Irish commercial broadcaster UTV Ireland. According to a report in The Telegraph on Sunday, the UK and Ireland pay TV operator is poised to buy the channel from UK broadcaster ITV, which took control of UTV Ireland after it agreed to […]

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