NENT Studios UK

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Credits
Descriptions by
Nottie Productions and RSX-798

Video captures courtesy of
Broken Saw

Background

NENT Studios UK was originally started out as DRG (Digital Rights Group), which was originally formed by Ingenious in 2006 after purchasing Portman Film & Television. A year later, it bought the international division of Channel 4 and had other brands, namely i-Rights, ID Distribution and Zeal Entertainment. In 2011, the company's branding of subsidiaries were phased out in favour of DRG's. In 2013, Ingenious sold DRG to MTG Studios, which in 2014, became part of Nice Entertainment. In 2020, it became "NENT Studios UK", which in 2021, was sold off to All3Media and the company dissolved.


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NENT Studios UK

Contents

(2020-2021)  
(2020-2021)

DRG

1st Logo (2006-2010)

Logo: On a black background, we see a series of coloured dots that stand to the left of the words "Digital Rights Group".

Variants:

  • Sometimes, the logo is paired with the Portman Film & Television logo.
  • There is a version where the logo is on a white background.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: None or the end theme of the programme.

Availability: Rare. It's seen at the end of some shows and documentaries such as Sea Patrol. Most programmes just use the Portman Film & Television logo.

2nd Logo (2010-2011)

Logo: On a white background, we see a grey circle fading in with "DRG" on the right. Then coloured dots appear zooming out and settle rapidly to form the dots from the previous logo, which stand on the left of the circle.

Variant: The logo sometimes appears without the dots. The logo is also silver.

Technique: 3D computer animation.

Music/Sounds: A whoosh.

Availability: Seen at the end of DRG's programmes from the period.

3rd Logo (2011-2012)

Logo: On a white background, we see a light blue circle with the words "DRG" inside the circle.

Variants:

  • Sometimes, distribution info appears below the logo.
  • There is a version where the DRG logo is stretched.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen at the end of DRG's programmes from the period, like Doc Martin.

4th Logo (2012-2016)

Logo: On a black or white background, we see a grey circle with a white outline. Inside it is the 2D CGI word "DRG" with a shadow, looking almost like the previous two logos.

Bylines:

  • 2013-2014: "POWERED BY MTG STUDIOS" with the MTG emblem next to the logo.
  • 2014-2016: "a nice company"

Variants:

  • It sometimes shares the screen with other logos.
  • Distribution notice may appear above or below the logos.
  • An animated version of the logo exists where the circle spins and the DRG letters zoom out letter by letter.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Common. Seen on such shows like episodes from the revival of Catchphrase and Witches: A Century of Murder.

5th Logo (2015-2020)

Logo: On a spotlight background, we see the same DRG circle from the previous logo, but with coloured dots below the logo and the text "DRG" is changed into a different font. The logo then spins once.

Bylines:

  • 2015-2018: "a nice company"

Variants:

  • A still version exists.
  • Sometimes, it shares the screen with other logos.

Technique: 3D computer animation.

Music/Sounds: None or the end theme of the programme.

Availability: Seen at the end of DRG's programmes from the era until its rebrand in 2020, like episodes of Catchphrase from that time.

NENT Studios UK

(2020-2021)

Logo: On a white background, we see a light blue circle with the letter "n" inside. On the right are the words "nent studios uk" in a futuristic font.

Variants:

  • Sometimes, the logo is in a box.
  • Sometimes, the logo shares the screen with other logos.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen at the end of Nent Studios UK's programmes before closure in 2021, like episodes of Catchphrase.