Independent distributor to handle all international distribution for TV3 Productions.
London, UK – 26 September 2012 - Leading independent distributor DRG and Irish commercial broadcaster, TV3, have signed an exclusive three-year distribution deal that sees DRG take TV3 in-house productions to the international marketplace.
TV3 has increased homegrown production by 30% over the past 4 years and has selected DRG to maximise the return on the investment in this growing slate of programming and formats, including those that will be produced in the newly announced Sony HD Studio Dublin.
Fintan Maguire, Head of TV3 Productions, comments: " TV3 are delighted to be working with DRG for our international sales, with their vast experience and brilliant track record, they are a perfect partner. This deal marks a key step in TV3's strategy to further become a key supplier of content and formats to broadcasters worldwide.”
Diane Rankin, SVP Acquisitions at DRG, says: “We’re very excited about our new relationship with TV3 – Fintan and his team, are producing some really exciting programmes and developing original formats that will have strong appeal internationally”.
DRG will launch the new TV3 Productions International catalogue at MIPCOM 2012, featuring the debut of Battle of the Bridesmaids as both a finished programme and format, alongside second seasons of TV3 hits Tallafornia, 24 Hours to Kill and Ireland’s Crime Capitals, amidst a slate of over 60 hours.