Super producer All3Media, owned by Discovery and Liberty Global, has completed the acquisition of NENT Studios UK from Nordic Entertainment Group.
NENT Studios UK, which is behind Viaplay / Channel 4’s Connie Nielsen and Christopher Eccleston drama Close to me, went on sale last November, just over a year after the production and distribution business was established.
NENT Studios UK was formally known as DRG and boasts a catalog of over 10,000 hours of content. Manage sales in programs that include Doc Martin, Catch phrase, Y Don’t tell the girlfriend. The company is led by Richard Halliwell and will be integrated into All3Media International.
All3Media CEO Jane Turton said: “There has never been more demand for high-quality IP, and we are all looking forward to working closely with the producers of these shows.” Louise Pedersen, CEO of All3Media International, added: “With over 10,000 hours of content and some great internationally known shows, this catalog will be an excellent and complementary addition to our library.”
As well as Close to me, NENT Studios UK said last year that it had another series that has been fully funded and is about to get the green light. He added that he had 15 paid projects in development and an internal roster of 40 more shows.
Nordic Entertainment Group is ditching NENT Studios UK, along with a number of other production companies, as it focuses on growing its streamer Viaplay.