Elisa Viihde


Scripted round-up: Federation to shop ‘Mister8’; Eccho adds ‘Liar’ to catalogue; TF1 pre-buys ‘Mironins’

Federation to shop ‘Mister8’ French producer and distributor Federation Entertainment has acquired Elisa Viihde’s original Finnish comedy drama Mister8 for global distribution. The series, which is being brought to market at MIPCOM, is produced by It’s Alive Films and stars Pekka Strang and Krista Kosonen. It tells the story of an engineer who falls for […]

Finland’s Elisa Viihde adapts BBC drama ‘The Replacement’

Finnish streamer Elisa Viihde has started production on a local adaptation of BBC drama The Replacement, which was created by The Crown prodco Left Bank Pictures.  The three-part psychological thriller is based on the UK drama created by Joe Ahearne and Nicole Cauverien, and produced by Sony Pictures Television-owned Left Bank. SPT sells rights to the […]

Exclusive: Asia & Nordic commissioners on local content focus

Commissioners in Asia and the Nordics have both highlighted the importance of creating original content with a primary focus on audiences in the local region. Speaking on the latest TBI Talks yesterday, Rohit Jain, MD of Lionsgate South Asia and Networks – Emerging Markets Asia said that while the India-based streaming service Lionsgate Play has […]

NENT’s Viaplay to merge with Elisa Viihde in Finland

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) is to combine its streaming service Viaplay with OTT rival Elisa Viihde Aitio in Finland. NENT and Finnish telco Elisa will launch a standalone service for Finnish viewers called Elisa Viihde Viaplay, which will launch in Q4. It will offer Viaplay’s original Nordic productions, Hollywood films and series, as well […]

Sundance Now takes ‘Shadow Lines’ for US, UK and Canada

AMC-owned streamer Sundance Now and SBS in Australia have picked up rights to Cold War drama Shadow Lines, which has also been extended into a second season by Finnish commissioner Elisa Viihde. The 10 x 45-minute drama is produced by Zodiak Finland for Elisa Viihde’s streamer Aito, with mother and daughter team Kirsti Manninen and […]

Elisa Viihde, Rabbit Films, Keshet Int’l team for Finnish drama ‘Summer of Sorrow’

Finnish streamer Elisa Viihde has commissioned mystery thriller Summer of Sorrow, to be produced by Rabbit Films and distributed by Keshet International The 10-part series is set in the early 1980s, and is the tale of one horrible summer, seen from the perspective of the local children. Created by Jani Volanen, Summer of Sorrow (Munkkivuori) […]

Show of the week: Californian Commando

Fish-out-of-water stories are nothing new, but with Californian Commando we might be getting one of the most extreme cases in recent memory. The show focuses on 23 year old Van Hamilton (Kian Lawley), a spoiled rich kid from the golden state who is going on an exciting holiday to Finland. At least that’s what he […]