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TV4 hires film chief for pay TV operations

Swedish free and pay TV broadcaster TV4 Group has named Suzanne Glansborg to the new role of head of feature films with responsibility for film within pay TV channels operation C More and TV4’s joint drama unit. Glansborg previously worked for the Swedish Film Institute as a consultant, first for films and subsequently for drama […]

Svensk Filmindustri rebrands as SF

Svensk Filmindustri, one of Europe’s oldest film and television studios, has rebranded as SF Studios. The company launched in 1919 and as such has a huge library of Nordic titles. SF became part of Bonnier Growth Media in 2012, and has recently focused on restructuring operations to suit market demands. On the digital front it […]

Restructure brings together TV4 and C More

Swedish TV company TV4 Group and parent company Bonnier have the group’s broadcasting activities in a new structure that will “unleash the full potential of Bonnier Broadcasting”, according to CEO Casten Almqvist. Bonnier Broadcasting will now serve as a parent company for TV4, which will be the umbrella unit for free-to-air TV, and sister unit […]

C More inks Starz streaming and pay deal

Scandi pay TV platform C More has inked a programming deal with Starz and will take several of the premium cabler’s drama series on its channels and on-demand streaming services. The volume deal between C More and Starz’s digital and programme sales divisions gives the pay TV operator digital and pay rights to upcoming series, […]

Eurosport relaunching OTT, chasing exclusives

Eurosport is relaunching its Eurosport Player service as parent company Discovery embarks on a drive for one million OTT subs internationally. The Paris-based sports broadcaster will also start to compete for a wider range of exclusive rights as part of a four-point plan unveiled by CEO Peter Hutton at a press conference in Paris yesterday. […]

Norway’s TV 2 buys domestic C More assets

Norwegian commercial broadcaster TV 2 has bought Nordic pay TV channel provider C More’s Norwegian sports operations, as part of a major content deal between the two firms. Egmont-owned TV 2 has acquired all C More’s sports rights and sports channels in Norway, including its C Sports service, in a deal that includes Norwegian national […]

Bråkenhielm steps down as Bonnier buys prodco

Anna Bråkenhielm has stepped down from format developer Scandinavian Studios after Nordic-based Bonnier Broadcasting bought her shares in the production house. Following the deal, Scandinavian Studios is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bonnier Growth Media, which is TV4 Group owner Bonnier Broadcasting’s international investment unit. Jessica MacDowell, who has been Scandinavian Studios’ creative director since […]

Ex-MTG boss resurfaces at C More

TV4 Group-owned Swedish pay TV channel provider C More has named former Modern Times Group and SBS executive Manfred Aronsson as its new CEO. Aronsson, who will take over at C More on August 18, replaces Johan Kleberg, whol is taking a role within the Bonnier Group that controls TV4, as CEO of book retailer […]

Management rejig at Sweden’s TV4

Swedish broadcaster TV4 has reorganised its management team as part of its drive to refocus its activities on digital distribution. Cecilia Beck-Friis, currently head of digital media, has been promoted to VP and general manager for business and technology development, ending digital media’s status as a separate business unit and integrating the group’s digital operations […]

Sweden’s TV4 reports strong results

Swedish free-to-air commercial and pay TVbroadcaster TV4 Group benefited from a buoyant domestic advertising market last year to post record sales of SEK5.885 billion, up 6% year-on-year, and EBIT of SEK577 million, up 9%. TV4 said that demand for airtime on its channels had outstripped supply for the third year running, outperforming overall Swedish TV […]