Banijay Nordic

Minna Virkajärvi to head Jarowskij Finland as CEO Teea Hyytiä steps down

Banijay Nordic has appointed Yellow Film & TV producer Minna Virkajärvi to head up its scripted label Jarowskij Finland, as CEO Teea Hyytiä is stepping down after more than 20 years at the company. Virkajärvi will report to Unne Sormunen, MD of fellow Banijay label Endemol Shine Finland, whose remit has also been expanded to […]

Nelonen investigates ‘Murder In Hanko’ from Banijay’s Jarowskij Finland

Finnish broadcaster Nelonen and its streaming service Ruutu have greenlit Murder In Hanko, a new scripted series based on author Matti Remes’ Ruben Waara novels. Produced by Banijay Nordic scripted label Jarowskij Finland, the 10-part series is written by Eriikka Etholén-Paju and directed by Aleksi Mäkelä, for premiere in spring 2024. Banijay Rights will handle […]

Denmark’s DR1 gets ‘Starstruck’ with local version of Banijay format

Danish broadcaster DR1 has commissioned a local adaptation of Banijay entertainment format Starstruck. Mastiff TV Denmark, part of Banijay Nordic, will produce the Danish version of the show, which sees a trio of performers transformed into the same iconic star, courtesy of an elite team of stylists. Starstruck turns ordinary members of the public, with […]

Amazon greenlights four new Nordic versions of Banijay’s ‘The Bridge’ competition format

Amazon’s Prime Video streamer has commissioned four new local versions of Banijay’s reality format The Bridge for the Nordics. Meter Television, Mastiff Norway, Metronome and Endemol Shine Finland will produce the local versions for Prime Video in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland, respectively. All four versions will premiere on 4 November, with The Bridge becoming […]

Banijay’s Mastiff Denmark appoints Strong CEO to the helm

Banijay Nordic has appointed Kristian Farcin-Leth as the new CEO of its production firm Mastiff Denmark, replacing the outgoing Mads Ulrick Holmstrup, who is stepping down after 20 years with the company. Farcin-Leth joins from the Fremantle-owned Strong Productions, where he also served as CEO at the firm, which is behind formats including The Farm, […]

Nordic prodco Rubicon names Håkon Briseid as CEO

Håkon Briseid has been appointed as CEO of Banijay Nordic’s scripted label Rubicon. Joining from Norwegian prodco Monster, Briseid will take up his role in early 2022 and will report to Banijay Nordic’s CEO, Jacob Houlind, and the region’s head of scripted, Johannes Jensen. He is tasked with growing the label’s output, working with with […]

Nordic streamer Viaplay orders murder-thriller from Banijay’s Jarowskij

NENT Group streamer Viaplay has ordered A Class Apart, a new Swedish drama from Banijay Nordic label Jarowskij. The eight-part series is a co-production between Jarowskij, Brommamamma, Viaplay, Film I Väst and Banijay Rights, which will distribute the show internationally. Based on an idea by Henrik Schyffert and Gustaf Skördeman, the series is written by […]