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Media Ranch appoints DR exec to head Scandi office

Montreal-based producer-distributor Media Ranch has appointed DR exec Louise Juel Severin to head up its Scandinavian office.  The exec, who most recently served as formats sales manager for DR, will take on the newly created role of VP of sales and acquisitions for Scandinavia. Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, she is to acquire new formats and finished […]

Denmark’s DR revamps streaming service  

Danish public service broadcaster DR has partnered with video UX specialist Massive to revamp its DRTV streaming service. The redesign sees DRTV offer more personalisation, with the new version of the service underpinned by Massive’s content delivery and user experience platform, Massive AXIS. The refreshed DRTV offering will be available online and across mobile devices, […]

Liberty: DR’s last international drama?

Ahead of the news that DR is to cut spend on international drama and focus its efforts on regional content, Nick Edwards reports on what may well be the last of big international investments in the genre at the Danish broadcaster With shows such as The Killing, Borgen and The Bridge, Danish national broadcaster DR […]

DR to cut back on int’l drama following channel cuts

Danish public broadcaster DR will focus increasingly on regional content following significant budget cuts that will shutter half of its channels. DR’s TV portfolio of six channels will be halved and five of its eight radio stations will be axed after the government cut its budget by 20% following a media bill passed earlier this […]

ABC Australia picks up Fremantle’s Recording Studio

Australian public broadcaster ABC has announced plans to create a local version of FremantleMedia’s new music-based factual entertainment format The Recording Studio. The deal follows other pick ups by BBC1 in the UK and DR in Denmark. The Recording Studio was launched at MIPCOM 2017. It follows ordinary people as they are given the chance to […]

Epix among nets going Deep State with Fox

MGM-owned cable channel Epix has bagged exclusive US rights to Fox Networks Group Europe & Africa’s first original drama, Deep State. The show’s distributor, Fox Networks Group Content Distribution, has also shopped the series to SBS in Australia, NBCUniversal in France, Super Channel in Canada, TVNZ in New Zealand and DR in Denmark. For Epix, […]

DR names TV2 exec as drama chief after Bernth exit

Danish pubcaster DR has named a TV2 producer has its new drama chief after the exit of the long serving Piv Bernth. Christian Rank (pictured), who has been described locally as the “wonder boy of Danish TV drama” will transfer to his new post on February 1. He has previously produced dramas Avringerne (Inheritance) and […]

ITV Studios back Piv Bernth drama studio

ITV Studios has bought a minority stake in the new drama production house of former DR drama chiefs Piv Bernth (pictured) and Lars Hermann. The pair announced their exits from DR in October, a move that led to an ongoing restructure at the Danish pubcaster. Their prodco, Apple Tree Productions, will focus on high-end Danish […]

DR drama chief exits for own venture

DR’s long-serving drama chief, Piv Bernth, is exiting the Danish pubcaster to create her own prodco. The exec is well known for championing series such as Forbrydelsen (The Killing) and Borgen (The Bridge) and Follow the Money, but is leaving to launch Apple Tree Productions at the end of November. Bernth has led DR Drama […]

BBC among French sci-fi drama buyers

The UK’s BBC Four, Germany’s RTL and DR in Denmark have boarded a French sci-fi drama series from Empriente Digitale. DR’s deal gives it exclusive local rights for seasons one and two of Missions, while the BBC and RTL have struck second window deals, for free TV and premium pay TV respectively, as AMC-owned SVOD […]

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