Digital Media Rights Strikes Deal to Bring Dozens of UK Shows to Its Streaming Services (Exclusive)

Shows will make North American premiere on DMR’s OTT platforms and Amazon

Last Updated: August 15, 2018 @ 9:18 AM

Digital Media Rights has closed a deal with DRG to dozens of popular British TV shows to its OTT platforms, TheWrap has exclusively learned on Wednesday.

The New York-based company will add 38 shows and movies to its catalog, including “The Cult,” a series on “life enhancement organizations,” along with “Victoria’s Secret,” an interview show with ex-Spice Girl Victoria Beckham, and “Bruce Lee: Tale of the Dragon,” a feature on the martial arts icon.

The shows will make its North American premieres on DMR’s OTT platforms like YuyuTV and Midnight Pulp. The series will also run on Amazon.

“The pact with DRG marks one of our largest acquisition deals to date,” Michael Hong, DMR chief executive, said in a statement shared with TheWrap. “Across our own quickly-growing OTT channels, as well as on Amazon and other streaming platforms, I know our selective viewers will be thrilled with the wide range of quality British programming.  There’s a host of content catering every interest, and we look forward to continuing a long and fruitful relationship with DRG.”

DMR launched YuyuTV in 2016 as its general entertainment hub, coupling it with Midnight Pulp and AsianCrush, its go-to spot for Asian movies and shows. The freemium channels are available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, as well as Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast. Premium subscriptions for its channels run $4.99 each month.