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DRG and CBC team up for format distribution and production

UK-based distrib Digital Rights Group (DRG) has formed a partnership with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to sell the Canadian pubcaster's formats globally.
April 13, 2010

UK-based distrib Digital Rights Group (DRG) has formed a partnership with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to sell the Canadian pubcaster’s formats globally. The two-year deal will also see DRG investing in what it is calling a ‘substantial’ development fund for new format titles from CBC. DRG is launching the standalone brand ‘CBC Formats powered by DRG’ at MIPTV, with the company distributing international rights to the CBC’s existing formats portfolio, including The Next Great Leader, which began life as Canada’s Next Great Prime Minister. ‘We’re pleased to be partnering with one of the world’s leading distributors and we’re confident DRG will help us to maintain and enhance both the CBC brand and reputation on the global stage,’ said Julie Bristow, executive director of factual entertainment for the CBC.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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