Espen Huseby


DCI and NordicWorld showcase short form at LA Screenings

Michael Jay Solomon, former president of Warner Bros. Television and owner of Digital Content International (DCI), together with Espen Huseby, CEO of NordicWorld, is unveiling a slate of short form scripted series by New Form Entertainment at the LA Screenings. DCI and NordicWorld (in which DCI has a stake) have secured exclusive multi-platform international rights […]

Ex-int’l Warner TV chief invests in Nordic World

Former Warner Bros. International Television (WBITV) president Michael Jay Solomon (pictured) has bought a stake in Oslo-based distributor Nordic World. The deal will see Solomon’s Digital Content International (DCI) initially taking a minority stake in the firm, with a view to becoming majority controller. DCI and Nordic World will merge operations, with the business remaining […]

Scandi nets visit Nordic World

Scandinavian broadcasters are flocking to Oslo-based distributor Nordic World for locally-produced factual programming. The vendor has closed more than 120 hours of deals with the likes of MTV Finland, Norwegian foodie channel Matkanalen, Discovery Networks Norway and Modern Times Group. MTV Finland has bought interior design series Finally Home (Antilgen Hemma), while Matkanalen, which launched […]

Brexit strategies

The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union is one of the most seismic changes for international television in living memory. Jesse Whittock asks what it means for the industry. The UK has always been a leader in international production and distribution. It is credited, among other things, with helping to develop and fine-tune […]

MBO for Nordic World

Espen Huseby has completed a management buy-out of Scandinavian distributor Nordic World for an undisclosed amount. This hands Huseby 100% of the Oslo-based business, which turns over around €3 million (US$3.3 million) and has a portfolio of around 600 titles. “Nordic World has been at the centre of my life – professional and personal – […]

Investors circle Nordic World

The owners of Nordic World are looking for a new partner in the distribution firm and a deal is likely within weeks, TBI has learned. The business is solely owned by Norwegian commercial broadcaster TV2 after its founding partner, Swedish broadcaster TV4, pulled out last year. TV2 subsequently recruited financial advisors to find a new […]

Nordic World adds Monday, Feelgood shows

Distributor Nordic World has scored representation deals with pan-Scandinavian producer Monday Media and Norway’s Feelgood Scene Film & TV. This gives the London- and Oslo-based firm 200 hours of new programming for its MIPCOM catalogue. Monday is the only remaining pan-Scandinavian independent producer. TV2-owned Nordic World has picked up the firm’s entire formats, ready-made and […]

Nordic World rejigs after ‘challenging period’

Nordic World has promoted Ann Christin Siljan and Paulina Eklund in a restructure that follows a tough period for the Scandinavian content distributor. Previously director of sales and acquisitions, Siljan (pictured) will become VP of acquisitions, while former Absolutely Independent exec Eklund will remain in New York but now as VP of sales. Both report […]

Nordic World’s Absolutely files for bankruptcy

Absolutely Independent, the Amsterdam-based formats business owned by Nordic World, has filed for bankruptcy in a Dutch court, TBI has learned. Nordic World confirmed the news today, with CEO Espen Huseby (pictured) telling TBI the company had sought every alternative, but ultimately was forced to seek a bankruptcy filing for Absolutely. “I can confirm Absolutely […]

Nordic World ‘disagreement’ leads to Geneste exit

Nordic World has terminated a consultancy agreement with Patty Geneste just weeks after completing a deal to acquire her formats distributor, Absolutely Independent, TBI can reveal. Geneste’s departure follows a disagreement over the future direction of Nordic World, according to a statement on behalf of the Nordic World board from Trond Kvernstrom, who is director […]