Welcome To DRG
DRG is one of the leading independent distributors of content in the world.
We deliver the advantage of representation by a large distributor yet provide the specialist service that fits the unique requirements of an individual programme.
We recognise and embrace the challenges and opportunities created by the digital revolution. We adopt a 360° approach to rights exploitation and are constantly seeking innovative ways to maximise the value of client’s content.
Our commitment is simple: to be passionate about the programmes we offer; to be innovative in our marketing approach; to sell hard; to be clearly accountable.
DRG operates just two key activities: we acquire programmes from producers and other content owners; we sell programmes to broadcasters and other distribution outlets.
Within the group, we have the expertise and contacts to maximise the value of content and rights in a rapidly evolving, multiplatform world. We recognise that the old funding and business models are changing and we are leaders in the innovation of production financing, content distribution and rights exploitation. Backed by Modern Times Group, we have a strong creative track record with the ability to fund and enable early stage project development.
We work with the widest range of clients, from independent producers to international TV networks, from web developers to ISPs and social networks and from individual talent to media agencies and global brands.
With our head office in Covent Garden, but operating around the world, our multi-lingual sales and acquisitions teams are supported by a streamlined back office with finance, marketing, delivery and legal services under one roof. This enables us to provide fast and efficient service to our clients.
Our state of the art content management systems offer swift and efficient royalty reporting and producer payments while our marketing department provides both general and specific market analysis. In addition, we offer a licensing and merchandising service and a bespoke consultancy business for advertiser funded programming and brand support.
If you are a producer or content owner, come and talk to us at any stage in the creative process. If you are a broadcaster or operate the means to reach a consumer, then we are sure there is something for you within the content on this site.
Jeremy founded DRG in 2007 and was responsible for the acquisition of Portman Films, Zeal and Channel 4 International. Through acquisitions and organic growth DRG has become one of the leading TV distribution operations. Jeremy has created, written, developed, produced and distributed some of the most iconic TV brands. He has worked in all genres of the business: news and documentary; reality and game shows; comedy and drama. He has also worked as a broadcaster, an independent producer and a distributor in the UK, US and Australia.
Richard joined DRG from his role as Commercial Director for Entertainment Formats at BBC Worldwide. In this capacity he ran the global hit entertainment format Dancing With The Stars from 2009 to 2013, a period that saw the roll out of that format into over 40 international markets. He has a background in digital media, format/programme sales, AFP and brand management for some of the biggest shows in global TV including Dancing With The Stars and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. At DRG Richard is responsible for day to day operations and ensuring consistent over delivery for our clients and content partners.
Noel has a wealth of hands-on experience across geographies, genres and acquisitions business models. Previous to joining DRG, he held the role of Senior Vice President of Acquisitions at Cineflix Rights Limited and was responsible for driving the division’s ambitious third party acquisitions strategy. Previous to that, he served as Senior Vice President of Acquisitions at Shine International, leading the US and UK acquisitions teams, responsible for the programming portfolio across all genres and managing the distribution of programming from the Shine Group companies, and acquiring content from leading independent producers around the world. This role came after a lengthy career with ITV in the distribution business, where his roles included Senior Vice President of Americas based in Los Angeles, Head of Drama and Comedy and Vice President of Sales for French speaking Europe, Scandinavia and Benelux.