Independently Family Run Since 1963

Independently Family Run Since 1963

Family run since its founding in 1963, DLT Entertainment has been a leading company in the television and video production industry. Its innovations have lead to new ways to produce and market programs around the world. Just as the company has evolved as the television landscape has changed, DLT has now expanded into live entertainment.
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Three's Company, Too Close For Comfort, My Family, Benny Hill, Dara O'Briain's Go 8 Bit, and As Time Goes By are but a few shows produced by DLT Entertainment over the years. Today original development is based out of the London office with development based on existing formats based in the New York and London.
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Since 1963, DLT Entertainment has built an impressive history of success — producing and distributing its own Programs, and marketing programs produced by others in the U.S., and around the world.
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Starting in 1986 with a minority share, today DLT owns 100% of the Shaftesbury Theatre and is London's longest tenured theatre owner. In addition to producing its own shows, DLT has general managed third party productions.
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Talent Representation

Talent Representation

DLT Entertainment UK Ltd has recently invested in a number of UK Talent Agencies to create synergy between the talent management business and television production. The agencies operate independently of DLT and always with the best interest of their clients at the forefront of any deal.
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Live Comedy

Live Comedy

DLT Entertainment UK Ltd has continued its expansion into live performance with key investments in live comedy promoters to further the synergy between the talent management business and television production. Just like the talent agency investments, these companies operate independently of DLT and always with the best interest of their clients at the forefront of any deal.
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Audio Production

Audio Production

In 2020, DLT expanded into the world of podcasting and audio production with the release of podcasts When No ones Watching and National Treasures. In 2021 DLT produced Very Modern Quests, its first podcast for Audible.
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DLT Entertainment is a family owned independent TV production and distribution company that has achieved unrivaled success in the industry. Its innovations have fostered the growth of program sales, co-productions, format sales, and new methods of production and distribution in The United States, The United Kingdom, and around the world which are now industry standards.

Its business has expanded to include ownership of London's Shaftesbury Theatre, London's largest independently ownded theater, ownership stakes in a number of United Kingdom based talent agencies and live comedy promoters, and has recently expanded into podcasting and audio production.

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11,000,000 Hours of MY FAMILY Watched on BBC Iplayer in 2022
At the 2023 BBC Comedy Festival helf in May in Cardiff, Wales, Jon Petrie, BBC Director of Comedy, annouced the incredible success that MY FAMILY is enjoying on BBC iPlayer where over 11,000,000 ours of the clasic family comedy were watch on iPLayer in 2022 alone.

Watch MY FAMILY on BBC iPlayer.

DLT Steps In To Fund Edinburgh Comedy Awards
When the sponsors for The Edinburgh Comedy Awards did not renew causing this year's awards to be in doubt, DLT Entertainment stepped in to fund and unsure another year of this prestigious award.

DLT anticipates that this will be the first of a multi year commitment to ensure the awards continue for years to come.

Congratulations to this year's DLT Entertainment Newcomer Award Winner Urooj Ashfaq!

Mrs. Doubtfire Extends Run into June 2024 At The Shaftesbury Theatre
The hit musical Mrs. Doubtfire has extened it's run through June 2024 after a successfull opening June 22.

After losing custody in a messy divorce, Out-of-work actor Daniel creates the alter ego of Scottish nanny Euphegenia Doubtfire in a desperate attempt to stay in their lives. As his new character takes on a life of its own, Mrs. Doubtfire teaches Daniel more than he bargained for about how to be a father.

Read the reviews: What's On Stage | The Times | Timeout | The Telegraph | CityA.M.

Next Phase of The Shaftesbury Theatre's Masterplan Completed
The 1911 bar is the latest in a series of major works which have been undertaken at the Grade II listed building. This includes the development of a second private hospitality space, the Taffner Suite, the installation of a cutting-edge air-conditioning system designed to reduce energy costs, the fitting of a lift which allows people with mobility issues to access the Stalls, and the addition of thirteen spaces for wheelchairs in the Theatre’s auditorium.

Read more about DLT's ownership of The Shaftesbury Theatre.

DLT Companies Had over 45 Shows At This Years Edinburgh Fringe
Blue Book Artist Management, Gag Reflex Productions, The Soho Agency and Impatient Production's combined either represent and produce over 45 shows at the 2023 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Congratulations to our award winnering and nominated acts:

  • Julia Masli: ha ha ha ha ha ha ha - Comedians' Choice Awards 2023 Best Show
  • Julia Masli: ha ha ha ha ha ha ha - (ISH) Edinburgh Awards Best Show
  • Julia Masli: ha ha ha ha ha ha ha - Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Show Nominee
  • Dan Tiernan: Going Under - (ISH) Edinburgh Awards Best Newcomer
  • Dan Tiernan: Going Under - Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer Nominee

See a list of DLT shows at the 2023 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Acting Agent Lawrence James Joins The Galton Agency
Lawrence’s appointment continues the expansion of DLT Entertainment’s talent division and will tap into The Galton Agency’s remit of working with talented people who want to create interesting and compelling work and will introduce an abundance of fresh upcoming and established talent to the company.

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BBC Scotland commissions Pilot of The Remotely Amusing Gameshow
Karen Dunbar hosts a new comedy game show featuring daft challenges from people across the nation. Can you bake a cake in the shape of a famous celebrity? Recreate a moment from history in your front room? Karen and her celebrity guests Sanjeev Kohli, Julie Wilson Nimmo and Ray Bradshaw want to know!

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DLT's Second Audible Production, Panic Room
Each episode John discovers something that makes him so anxious he can barely sit still, and his two trusted comedian advisors Olga Koch and Eshaan Akbar compete to find an ingenious solution.
Listen to the BBC Radio 4 Extra review (41:00 mark)
CBBC's Monster Court Available On iPlayer
Judge Martin Smudge dishes out justice for children who send in their light hearted problems, such as embarrassing parents, bedtimes or being made to do things like eat vegetables or wear shoes.
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Very Modern Quests Now Available On Audible
Join Quest Master Alice Levine as she guides celebrity guests including Greg James, Rose Matafeo, Phil Wang, Joe Lycett through an everyday adventure with the help of character comedian Emma Sidi.
Read about Podcasting at DLT.
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