Espen Huseby

Nordic World opens up shop in NY, eastern Europe

Nordic World has opened offices in New York and Budapest as part of an ongoing drive to expand beyond its Nordic base. The distributor, set up by TV2 Norway and TV4 Sweden in 2005 and run by Espen Huseby (pictured) and Jan Salling, now has bases in eastern Europe and the US as well as […]

Nordic World adds to distributor stable

Distribution group Nordic World has agreed a deal with Denmark’s TV2 and will sell the free-to-air broadcaster’s programming internationally. The exclusive deal means Nordic World will distribute all of TV2’s finished programming as well as formats, which were previously sold by Banijay. The deal covers recent hit period drama The Seaside Hotel (Badehotellet), which has […]

Nordic World set to buy Absolutely Independent

Scandinavian distributor Nordic World has reached a deal to buy Netherlands-based formats house Absolutely Independent. Nordic World has signed a letter of intent that, if translated into a deal, will hand it a majority stake for an undisclosed sum. The deal is intended to close before MIPTV in April, Nordic World CEO Espen Huseby announced […]

KiKA buys Nordic live-action preschool drama

German children’s channel KiKA has acquired Waffle Heart, a live-action preschool drama sold by Nordic World. KiKA now has exclusive German TV rights to the 7x20mins miniseries, which is based on Maria Parr’s best-selling book of the same name. This marks the first international sale of the series, which was originally commissioned by public broadcaster […]