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DRG signs Amazon deals

UK-based distributor DRG has penned international deals for the adventure-factual shows Walking the Amazon and The Jones Boys' Amazon Adventure (pictured), selling the titles into territories including Canada, Scandinavia and Latin America.
December 14, 2011

UK-based distributor DRG has penned international deals for the adventure-factual shows Walking the Amazon and The Jones Boys’ Amazon Adventure (pictured), selling the titles into territories including Canada, Scandinavia and Latin America.

The deals will see Walking the Amazon, which was originally made for UK nets Discovery Channel and Channel 5, premiering on Discovery Channel in the U.S., Latin America, and on Discovery World HD in Canada.

The mini-series is also set to arrive in primetime on DR in Denmark and ERT3 in Greece in early 2012. It is made by STV Productions.

Meanwhile, The Jones Boys’ Amazon Adventure, featuring X Factor presenter Steve Jones and his brothers, has been acquired by Viasat Broadcasting and will air across Scandinavia, Central and Eastern Europe and Africa on the Viasat Explorer channel.

The program was originally made by STV Productions and Ginger Productions for Sky 1 in the UK.

“These brilliantly entertaining and personality led adventure-factual series will be collectively launching in over 80 territories worldwide,” said Patrick Roberts, senior VP of international sales at DRG.

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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