Daniela Matei

Digging into CEE

The number of pay TV homes in Central and Eastern Europe are set to fall, but international distributors tell TBI business in the region is booming A Digital TV Research report earlier this year forecast the number of pay television homes in Central and Eastern Europe to fall in 18 territories across the region in […]

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 […]

FremantleMedia opens Norway office with Nordisk exec

Superindie FremantleMedia is opening an office in Oslo, Norway, and has poached the creatve chief at Nordisk Film TV to run it. Petter Testmann-Koch will next year set up the office and be responsible for day-to-day running of the operation, which will be called FremantleMedia Norge. As managing director, he will focus on developing original […]

FremantleMedia hires TV3 exec to run Blu

Anne Bostrom has been appointed managing director of Danish production company Blu. She joins the producer, which is owned by FremantleMedia, from Danish free-to-air broadcaster TV3 where she was a commissioning editor. Prior to TV3 she worked at production companies including Mastiff, Metronome and Nordisk. She has also previously worked at Blu. At Blu, Bostrom […]

FremantleMedia hires Swedish boss

FremantleMedia has recruited Magnus Karlsson-Lamm as the managing director of its Swedish division. He will start in his new role in September and joins from commercial broadcaster TV4 where he is acting head of entertainment and deputy head of the programming department. Karlsson-Lamm will manage all development and production operations in Sweden. Based in Stockholm, […]