DRG picks up “Caught on Camera,” “War of the Roses”

The London-based distributor has acquired a third season of Caught on Camera (pictured) as well as the historical doc War of the Roses from Channel 5's in-house prodco 5Productions.
October 14, 2015

London-based distributor DRG has acquired Caught On Camera (pictured) and War of the Roses from Channel 5′s in-house prodco 5Production.

Under the deal, DRG will distribute the third season of ob doc Caught on Camera, in which journalist Nick Wallis shadows law enforcement officials across the UK to examine the role CCTV plays when apprehending criminals. The UK distributor previously sold seasons one and two into Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe.

Meanwhile, DRG will also distribute the historical doc War of the Roses, presented by English historian and journalist Dan Jones. The series is a follow-up to Jones’ Britain’s Bloodiest Dynasty: The Plantagenets, which detailed the rise of the family dynasty that ruled England and much of France during the Middle Ages.

War of the Roses has been acquired by broadcasters in Canada, France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand and Scandinavia.

DRG brought a range of factual, factual entertainment and entertainment titles from 5Production to last week’s MIPCOM market in Cannes, including Never Teach Your Wife to Drive, Conspiracy, and Christmas Cracker and Witches – A Century of Murder.

DRG is part of the Nice Entertainment Group, which was purchased by MTG in 2013.

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