Banijay Finland

Nordic streamer Ruutu takes ‘SAS: Who Dares Wins’ into Finland

Nelonen’s Nordic SVOD platform Ruutu has ordered a local version of SAS: Who Dares Wins, to be produced by Banijay Finland. The show is set to air this year and will feature a line-up of celebrities who will undertake a unique version of the special forces selection process to discover if they have what is required […]

Banijay hires Endemol Shine pair in Finland rejig

Banijay Group is merging its Finnish assets with those of Zodiak Media, splitting its scripted and unscripted divisions, and hiring a pair of Endemol Shine execs in the process. The move sees Endemol Shine Finland creative directors Tatu Ferchen and Alex Laszlo named CEO and chief creative officer, respectively, with both also named executive producers. […]

Endemol Shine exec joins Fremantle Finland

FremantleMedia Finland has poached Endemol Shine Finland creative director Anne Wahlström (pictured) to become its head of entertainment. The appointment comes soon after FremantleMedia’s Finnish office appointed Banijay executive Joonas Hytönen as managing director. Wahlström joins on January 1 next year, reporting to Hytönen. Her post is a new one, designed to build out FremantleMedia’s […]

Banijay Finland gets interim bosses after CEO exit

Banijay Finland has made its CFO, COO and CCO interim bosses of the production company after FremantleMedia poached Joonas Hytönen. “As part of the current management team, CCO Martti Suovinen CCO, CFO Rami Jahkonen, and COO Suvi Oja Heiniemi will become joint interim CEOs,” said Jacob Houlind, Nordic group CEO at Banijay Group in a statement issued to […]

Gran Plan unveiled in Finland, Russia

Armoza Formats’ cross-generational format The Gran Plan is being remade in Finland and Russia. Finland’s MTV3 has partnered with Banijay Finland to create a local primetime remake with an “all-star golden girl cast”. The network has already run Armoza’s Connected, which is into its third season. “After the success of Connected, we’re thrilled to partner […]

De Mol’s Talpa launches branded prodcos in Europe

John De Mol’s Talpa Media is launching branded production bases in the UK, Italy and Scandinavia. Talpa UK, Talpa Italia and Talpa Nordic have been established in London, Rome and Copenhagen, with Shed Media, Sony-backed Toro TV and Nordisk  Film TV the respective local joint venture partners. All three bases will produce formats such as […]

New CEO for Banijay’s Finnish business as Ahomaa exits

Banijay Group has appointed a new CEO for its Finnish business following the departure of former incumbent Petteri Ahomaa, who is joining local broadcaster Channel 4. Joonas Hytönen has been appointed chief exec of a newly restructured Finnish business and will take up his post on September 2. Former boss Ahomaa is returning to the […]