DLT Entertainment Sells Three of its Leading Programmes to New US Digital Channel Antenna TV
London 22 December 2010. Award-winning production and distribution company, DLT Entertainment, today announced that three of its programmes have been acquired by US based company Tribune Broadcasting. Three’s Company, Two Close for Comfort and The Benny Hill Show will begin airing on the broadcaster’s new digital channel, Antenna TV, from early January 2011.
Antenna TV will be dedicated to showing hit movies and sitcoms and launches in the New Year on Tribune stations across America. Tribune Broadcasting is also offering the channel to affiliates in other markets.
The channel will be kicking off its service with an all-day marathon of the The Benny Hill Show on January 2.
Don Taffner Jr, President of DLT Entertainment commented: “We are delighted to be ending the year with another significant deal for the company. This is the first time that Tribune Broadcasting has acquired programming for its digital channels for cash rather than in exchange for advertising time and we hope this marks the start of an exciting partnership”.
DLT Entertainment is uniquely positioned to make this sale as it’s the only distribution company with dedicated sales staff for all market segments in the US including network, cable, home entertainment, commercial syndication, and even sales to local public television stations.
Three’s Company and Too Close For Comfort are based upon the Thames Television programmes Man About The House and Keep It In The Family. DLT Entertainment represents The Benny Hill Show on behalf of FremantleMedia.
About DLT Entertainment
With offices in London, New York and Los Angeles, DLT Entertainment Ltd. is engaged in every aspect of television distribution and production around the world, as well as stage production in the US and in the UK.
Founded in 1963 as a distribution company by Don Taffner Senior, the company added television production to its portfolio in 1977. DLT Entertainment has enjoyed terrific success over the last forty plus years with legendary hits including the multiple award-winning sitcom My Family, As Time Goes By, Three’s Company, Too Close For Comfort and Meet My Folks. In addition DLT has built a reputation as a leading distribution company with classics such as The Benny Hill Show, The World at War, The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood and The Russ Abbot Show.