U.K. TV distributors team for export group

All3Media, Endemol, Fremantle, RDF, BBC join forces

LONDON -- Leading British distributors including All3Media International, Endemol U.K., FremantleMedia, RDF and BBC Worldwide have joined forces with the government to create the Television Export Group, a body aimed at helping them break into new overseas markets.

About 12 of the U.K.'s biggest distributors already have signed up to work with the government to maximize export opportunities and exchange information and the organization will be open to other distributors who want to join.

"The formation of a dedicated Television Export Group is a welcome move that recognizes the long-term importance and value of TV within the creative industries," said Steve Macallister, managing director of sales and distribution at BBC Worldwide.