UK-based development, funding, and distribution business DRG, has been rebranded as NENT Studios UK.

DRG owner, the Nordic region streaming company, NENT has now incorporated DRG into the existing NENT Studios UK brand.

Richard Halliwell, previously DRG CEO and Managing Director of NENT Studios UK, has now been appointed as CEO of NENT Studios UK to take over from Jakob Mejlhede Andersen, who left the business in February.

NENT Studios UK was launched in September 2019 as part of NENT Group’s NENT Studios content creation, production and distribution business, which comprises 32 companies in 17 countries. NENT Studios UK is focused on the development, funding, production and distribution of both scripted and unscripted content.

NENT Studios UK will make investments in the UK and internationally, to deliver content for NENT Group’s growing streaming service Viaplay, and will partner with other media companies, broadcasters and platforms around the world to do so.

NENT Studios UK will work with new production partners, as well as the independent producers with whom DRG already has long-standing relationships. NENT Studios UK will be run from DRG’s current offices in central London.

DRG was established as a conventional programme distributor in 2007 and has evolved into a 360-degree content business that is involved in programme origination and development, financing, talent, production, production services and distribution. Covering scripted and unscripted content, as well as formats, DRG works with a wide range of production companies, as well as incubating start-ups.

Richard Halliwell, CEO of NENT Studios UK: “NENT Group has a long-term commitment to the UK, which is a truly global content centre. Bringing DRG fully into NENT Studios UK will create fantastic new opportunities, both for the team and for our current and future partners. I am delighted to be at the helm of this ambitious new local studio, which has the strategic vision, resources, talent and creative verve to deliver a raft of stand-out scripted and unscripted content to the international marketplace. We have a number of exciting projects in advanced development and anticipate being able to announce our first scripted commission in the next few weeks.”

Staff Reporter