SBS Discovery joins Nordisk Film & TV Fund

Norway’s second-largest commercial broadcaster SBS Discovery and its flagship channel TVNorge are joining the Nordisk Film & TV Fond (Fund). SBS Discovery’s Swedish network Kanal 5 has been part of the fund, which allocates capital to Scandinavian programmes and films, since 2008. The fund has a budget of around NOK90 million (US$12.7 million) for 2015 […]

Miso makes a splash

Danish drama specialist Miso Film is spreading its wings following investment from FremantleMedia. Jesse Whittock headed to Scandinavia to speak with the key players as the company reaches its tenth birthday Simply speaking, the main reason Pete Bose and Jonas Allen decided to sell a majority stake in their business, Denmark-based Miso Film, to FremantleMedia […]

DR Killing exec adds fiction role as Kløvedal Reich exits

The head of fiction at Danish pubcaster DR has resigned, with The Killing producer Piv Bernth adding the role to her head of drama duties. Nadia Kløvedal Reich will step down at the end of the month, at which point Bernth will take on responsibility for the role. DR’s scripted output under Kløvedal Reich has […]

BBC buys foreign language shows, says it is ‘home of international drama’

The original Israeli drama behind CBS series Hostages is one of a batch of foreign language dramas heading to UK digital channel BBC Four. The network, which is building up its local rep as ‘the home of international drama’ on British screens’, has acquired Hostages from Armoza Formats and Crimes of Passion and 1864 from […]

FremantleMedia takes stake in Danish drama firm

Global producer-distributor FremantleMedia has acquired 51% of Danish drama producer Miso Film. The deal, for an undisclosed amount, gives RTL-owned FremantleMedia the option to buy the rest of the shares at a later date. Drama production duo Jonas Allen and Peter Bose founded Miso in 2004 and have focused on high end TV drama and […]