DLT Entertainment Ltd

Headquartered in New York and London, DLT Entertainment Ltd is celebrating its 59th year as an internationally recognized trailblazer in the production and distribution of video programming.
Through ownership of The Shaftesbury Theatre, DLT Entertainment Ltd is active in London's West End.

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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Production

Production

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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Distribution

Distribution

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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Theater

Theatre

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 in The United States, The United Kingdom, and around the world which are now standard.

Its business has expanded to include ownership of London's Shaftesbury Theatre, ownership stakes in a number of United Kingdom based talent agencies, and has recently expanded into podcasting.


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Hannah Layton Management Joins The DLT Group of Agencies
The investment in Hannah Layton Management marks DLT’s continued commitment to comedy, talent representation and production world, supporting the company’s aim to create an internal network of talent, contacts, and ideas. The new stake follows investments made previously in Gag Reflex, MMB Creative, The Galton Agency, Impatient Productions, The Soho Agency, Blue Book Artist Management and Andrew Roach Talent, in addition to the recent appointment of actor’s agent Ellie Cahill-Nicholls from Noel Gay.

Read more about DLT's talent representation activiries.


BBC Scotland commissions Pilot of The Remotely Amusing Gameshow
Pilot broadcast on BBC Scotland Aptil 11.

Broadcast on April 11, 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!

Watch on BBC iPlayer


DLT Expands Podcast Division With Head Of Audio Appointment
Walker joins DLT following the company’s expansion into podcasts in May 2020, having produced DLT’s latest comedy entertainment 6-part series Panic Room hosted by John Robins for Audible – which was released in January 2022. Based in the London office, he will oversee and continue to grow the team as they work with a wide range of talent within DLT’s Agencies (Blue Book Artist Management, Andrew Roach Talent, The Galton Agency, Gag Reflex) as well as talent across the industry, to develop and produce comedy content in audio format, with the potential to be adapted for other mediums.

Read more about DLT's podcasting activity.


DLT Bolsters Agency Team With Appointment Of Ellie Cahill-Nichols
Cahill-Nicholls will represent her own acting clients as well as the company’s eclectic roster of comedy writers and performers and screen writers, ranging from stand-up to sketch.

Cahill-Nicholls’ appointment marks a continued expansion to 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. Combined with the ownership stake in MMB Creative and The Soho Agency and affiliate companies Andrew Roach Talent, Blue Book Artist Management, and Gag Reflex, DLT continues to provide a 360 approach to collaborating, sourcing, and developing new projects in the world of comedy, podcasting and talent representation, for the benefit of DLT, its agencies, and their clients.

Read more about DLT's talent representation activiries.


DLT's Second Audible Production, Panic Room Is Now Available
News is everywhere and it’s all bad! So, John Robins has sealed himself in his panic room and he won’t come out until the world’s fixed. Did you know that we’re rapidly running out of Grave Space? Or that the increasing convenience of modern life is slowly infantilizing us? When is someone going to stop social media ripping society apart? And is it possible to eat anything at all without contributing to the destruction of the planet? 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 by consulting with experts and road-testing ideas.

Listen to the BBC Radio 4 Extra review (41:00 mark)

Read more about DLT's podcasting activity.


& Juliet Annouces New Cast Member: Keala Settle
A new face has joined the smash-hit five-star musical & Juliet.

The Greatest Showman star Keala Settle will make her West End debut as the Nurse. She joins Miriam-Teak Lee – who was awarded a WhatsOnStage Award, an Olivier Award for Best Actress and a Black British Theatre Award for her performance as Juliet – will once more lead the company, alongside Cassidy Janson, who also won an Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Anne Hathaway, Oliver Tompsett as William Shakespeare.

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


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, embodying the everyday individuals we’d rather avoid. Listen in as they navigate their way through a choose-their-own adventure game with a difference; no goblins, no elves, just the nitty gritty of everyday life and no idea what’s about to happen.

Watch a trailer featuring Joe Lycett and Rose Matafeo


CBBC's Monster Court Available On iPlayer
Monster Court is aimed at 6 – 12-year-olds and is centred around a monster puppet, the Rt Hon Judge Martin Smudge, who dishes out justice for children who send in their light hearted problems, such as embarrassing parents, boring teachers, bedtimes or being made to do things like eat vegetables or wear shoes. Children apply with their crimes and Judge Smudge delivers justice in the form of a monstrous punishment.

Watch on BBC iPlayer


When No Ones Watching Series 2 Podcast Now Available
It’s a testament to how much celebrities crave attention that, despite several of their peers disgracing themselves in the first series, Series 2 features even more household names. This time around Deborah Frances-White, AJ Odudu, Laura Whitmore, Ed Gamble, Giovanna Fletcher, Georgia Steel, Vick Hope, and AJ and Curtis Pritchard will all be entering the When No One’s Watching podcast confession booth.


DLT Entertainment Invests In Impatient Productions
DLT Entertainment joins Mark Watson and ex BBC producer Lianne Coop
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DLT Invests In Gag Reflex, Creates Regional Indie
Investment in Manchester's Gag Reflex Ltd also forms Gag Reflex Productions.
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DLT Entertainment & Christian Knowles form Talent Agency
Blue Book Artists Management housed at DLT Bedford Square headquarters.
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