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NENT Group, DRG link for commissions

L-R: Adam Barth, Mette Kanne-Behrendsen and Andreas Bakka Hjertø

Nordic Entertainment (NENT) Group has launched a co-commissioning partnership with its UK-based distributor DRG for unscripted programming.

DRG will work with NENT Group Norway to create “exciting, ratings-winning and long-running series” for its TV3, Viasat4 and TV6 channels, as well as the international market.

DRG and NENT Group Norway will combine their acquisition efforts to co-finance and co-commission suitable projects, with the distributor selling resulting shows globally.

DRG will manage the producer submission process, working to briefs from NENT Group. The partnership will be led by Adam Barth, DRG’s senior VP of sales for Europe; Mette Kanne-Behrendsen, DRG’s senior VP of acquisitions; and Andreas Bakka Hjertø, programme director at NENT Group’s Norwegian net TV3.

Barth said: “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.”

Hjertø added: “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.”

Earlier this week, NENT Group revealed it was teaming up with US independent production company, distributor and financier FilmNation Entertainment to launch a UK-based scripted television label.

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