CEE broadcasters snap up over 200 hours of DRG content | Deals | News | Rapid TV News
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Content producer and originator DRG has sealed a number of new deals in Central and Eastern Europe which will see more than 200 hours of its scripted and factual content taken on by selected broadcasters in the region.
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Principally, AMC Networks International Central Europe has taken more than 60’ hours of factual content for its pan-regional footprint. Its package includes titles such as A Royal Tour of the 20th Century (4 x 60’), Meghan Markle: How to be Royal (1 x 60’), Titans of the 20th Century (6 x 60’), Jungle War (4 x 60’), North Korea: Voices from the Secret State (1 x 60’), Paul Hollywood’s City Bakes (13 x 30’) and Rachel Khoo: My Swedish Kitchen (8 x 30’). DRG has also concluded a pan-regional deal with Viasat World for two series of The Yorkshire Vet (16 hours) and Life on the Line Australia (6 x 30’).

Estonian TV has acquired series nine of ITV hit drama Doc Martin (8 x 60’), as well as the critically acclaimed mini-series Manhunt (3 x 60’). Based on a true story, Manhunt sees Clunes in a radical departure from his aforementioned medical comedy role and take the lead role of a detective tracking down a high-profile serial killer. For its factual acquisitions, Estonian TV has a food focus with Rachel Khoo: My Swedish Kitchen (8 x 30’) and Remarkable Places to Eat: The Insider’s Guide (4 x 60’).

Media Vivantis Zrt in Hungary has picked up motherhood dramedy Melk (10 x 30’), along with both series of Black Widows (24 x 60’), the award-winning, darkly humorous drama about three wives desperate to rid themselves of their husbands. Media Vivantis Zrt has also acquired Kate Middleton’s Wardrobe Secrets (1 x 60’) exploring the Duchess of Cambridge’s clothing choices and the landmark social experiment series No More Boys and Girls: Can Our Kids go Gender Free? (2 x 60’).

Factual titles fronted by famous faces proved in demand in Croatia, with HRT acquiring David Jason’s Secret Service (3 x 60’), Ardal’s Ireland (3 x 60’), featuring comedian and Father Ted star Ardal O’Hanlon, and Martin Clunes’ Islands of America (4 x 60’).

In the Czech Republic, Prima TV has taken an unscripted package that include the latest three series (32 hours) of The Yorkshire Vet, plus Baby Animals Around the World (10 x 60’), Baby Animals in the Wild (10 x 60’) and history titles Blitzed: Nazis on Drugs (1 x 60’) and Dynasties: The Families that Changed the World (4 x 60’).