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, […]

NENT Studios UK to be sold to fuel Nordic streamer Viaplay’s growth plans

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) is selling its UK-based development, production and distribution business, which was only launched last year. NENT Studios UK consists of London-based distribution and financing business DRG, which was formally rebranded in April. Following the sale, NENT Group will retain the NENT Studios UK name. The UK division, whose slate includes drama The […]

‘Netflix-for-telcos’ club Atrium outlines plans for new projects

Atrium, the drama ‘production club’ set up a year ago by DRG chairman Jeremy Fox and ex-Sony chairman Howard Stringer to produce high-end international drama for telecom operators to enable them to compete with the likes of Netflix, will present four new projects in May on top of the two already in development, Fox told […]

Former Sony CEO backs OTT drama initiative

Distributor DRG yesterday launched TV’s latest high-end drama house, Atrium TV, with former Sony chief Howard Stringer. The company will look to produce scripted programming for OTT platforms and telcos aiming to commission shows for their services. Atrium is positioning itself as a ‘commissioning club’, and comes from former Sony chairman Sony and ex-CBS president […]

Former Ingenious boss heading new media investment firm

Patrick Bradley will head up Station 12, a new media and entertainment investment firm that will back fast-growing companies in the sector. Bradley is the former boss of Ingenious Ventures, the private investment business that has backed 19 Entertainment and DRG among others. Patrick McKenna, the entrepreneur behind Ingenious, will advise the new firm. The […]

BBCWW commercial director moves to DRG

Former commercial director for entertainment formats at BBC Worldwide (BBCWW), Richard Halliwell, has joined content distributer DRG as chief operations officer.  Halliwell joined BBCWW in 2009 and helped to oversee the rollout of the Dancing With The Stars format to more than 40 international markets, exploiting the brand across a number of platforms. At the […]

Viewster adds 200 titles

Switzerland-based video-on-demand service Viewster has added more than 200 TV and film titles to its service after striking new content deals with distributers including DRG and Screen Media Ventures. The new deals cover US movie titles, as well as British and Australian series, including Channel 4 UK comedies The Inbetweeners and Peep Show, SciFi’s Flash […]