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STV, DRG team up for STV International

UK-based distributor DRG has paired with Scottish broadcaster STV's production arm and its sister company Ginger Productions to shop their programs internationally.
January 12, 2011

UK-based distributor DRG has paired with Scottish broadcaster STV’s production arm, STV Productions, and its sister company Ginger Productions to shop their programs internationally.

The 2,000 hour catalog contains the UK’s longest-running primetime crime drama Taggart, as well as several factual titles, including adventure series Walking the Amazon, BBC Two series Antiques Road Trip and ITV’s Jack Osborne: Adrenalin Junkie, which sees Ozzy’s son take on assorted extreme challenges in various locales.

The pact also includes a first look and co-development deal, through which DRG will invest in new STV and Ginger Productions unscripted, drama and formatted programming prior to broadcast commission.

“Looking ahead at 2011 and beyond, we’re delighted to announce the creation of the STV International brand and that DRG will be our exclusive representative for international distribution,” said Alan Clements, director of content at STV, in a statement. “As a truly independent distributor they have a proven track record for building UK born programming into global brands.”

“STV is a centre of creative excellence in Scotland and we have always admired the teams’ work,” added DRG CEO Jeremy Fox. “They’ve also created a compelling slate of new programmes which we’re looking forward to help bring to air worldwide.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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