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DRG acquires “Masterpiece,” “If Walls Could Talk”

London-headquartered distributor DRG has picked up the exclusive worldwide rights to daytime format Masterpiece. (Pictured: host Alan Titchmarsh)
February 29, 2016

London-headquartered distributor DRG has picked up the exclusive worldwide rights to daytime format Masterpiece.

DRG will distribute the 20 x 60-minute game show, hosted by gardener and TV personality Alan Titchmarsh (pictured), in all territories outside of the UK.

The program – which premiered on ITV1 earlier this month – is set in grand homes around the UK, and sees teams of antique and history fans take part in such challenges as valuing collectibles, guessing the ages of classic cars and outfits, and identifying the practical uses of odd historical objects. The team that collects the most “masterpieces” walks away with a cash prize.

Other acquisitions for the Nice Entertainment Group-owned distributor include the 6 x 60-minute format If Walls Could Talk, where the owners of old houses learn about the history of their homes; as well as the 8 x 60-minute format The Power Stays With Me, where eight youths from different backgrounds invite a politician into their home for 24 hours.

DRG will bring all titles to April’s MIPTV market in Cannes.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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