Press release -
DRG and NENT Group Norway launch co-commissioning drive
10th January 2019: DRG and NENT Group Norway have today announced the launch of a co-commissioning drive for non-scripted content. The focus will be on creating exciting, ratings-winning and long-running series for NENT Group’s TV3 channel – along with its sister channels Viasat4 and TV6 – as well as for the international market.
DRG and NENT Group Norway will now work together to define NENT Group Norway’s content needs and will combine their acquisitions efforts to co-finance and co-commission suitable projects. Over the coming year, the partnership aims to co-commission and co-produce a number of non-scripted series that DRG will then look to distribute internationally. DRG will manage the producer submission process, working to briefs from NENT Group.
The partnership will be led by Adam Barth, DRG’s SVP of sales for Europe; Mette Kanne-Behrendsen, DRG’s SVP of acquisitions; and Andreas Bakka Hjertø, NENT Group Norway’s TV3 program director.
Adam Barth explains: “Viewer demand for high quality factual content is extremely high around the world. With this partnership, we are leveraging DRG’s innate business advantage of being a broadcaster-owned distributor and creating a direct route to commissioners within our group. Our ambition is to co-commission compelling, multi-part series that will be successful in the schedules in Norway, as well as attract audiences across other channels and platforms worldwide.”
Andreas Bakka Hjertø, NENT Group Norway’s TV3 program director continues: “Working more closely with DRG is both a creative and a cost-effective way for us to secure a pipeline of attractive factual content for our channels, and gives us an opportunity to create interesting new programme brands and IP together. We are excited at the prospect of working with even more talented producers and look forward to the first pitches.”
For further information, please contact:
Michelle Waldron, Beyond the Box
+44 (0) 7768 568970
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About Nordic Entertainment Group: Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) is the Nordic region´s leading entertainment provider. We entertain millions of people every day with our streaming services, TV channels and radio stations, and our production companies create exciting content for clients around the world. We make life more entertaining by enabling the best and broadest experiences - from live sports to movies to series to music and our own original shows. Our studio business, NENT Studios, is behind acclaimed works in multiple genres ranging from factual, documentary and reality to game shows, lifestyle and drama. A total of 32 different companies in 17 countries make up the studios division. The local presence means that we work with some of the most talented and creative people in each of our markets. This content is then available on our own channels and platforms, and also sold to other entertainment providers in over 240 territories worldwide.