DRG secures international sales for “Don’t Tell The Bride”

The London-based distributor has sold the American, British and Irish versions of the reality wedding series (pictured) to several territories in Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
March 28, 2012

London-based independent distributor DRG has penned several deals for the reality wedding series Don’t Tell the Bride.

BBC3, which previously aired a British version of the format in the UK, has picked up Shed Media US and Renegade Pictures’ Don’t Tell the Bride USA.

DRG also sold the U.S. version, which aired on OWN in the United States, to UK TV channel Really, along with the fourth season of the British version.

Lei in Italy, The Living Channel in New Zealand, Liv in Finland and XYZ Networks’ Lifestyle You Channel in Australia also picked up the U.S. version; while Lei, XYZ Networks’ Lifestyle You Channel, Liv and The Living Channel also picked up the fifth season of the British version. DRG also sold the first four seasons to VMMA Belgium.

Meanwhile, DRG has sold the seasons one and two of the Irish Don’t Tell the Bride to Really in the UK and the Living Channel in New Zealand.

Internationally, the format airs in more than 130 territories and is produced in 12 territories. It consists of a couple being given money to spend on their wedding on the provision that they must spend three weeks apart without contact. The groom must also arrange all aspects of the wedding, including picking the bride’s wedding dress.

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