Find My Family


Lineup bags former Absolutely format

Lineup Industries has acquired rights to evergreen format Long Lost Family, which formerly went out through fellow Amsterdam-based distributor Absolutely Independent. The KRO-NCRV format (also known as Find My Family) has run in the Netherlands for more than two decades, and airs in the UK on ITV, as well as in Norway, Italy, Denmark, Hungary […]

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 […]

ITV returns to Long Lost Family

UK commercial channel ITV has commissioned a fourth season of Long Lost Family, its version of long running Dutch format Find My Family. The recommission comes after the Wall to Wall-produced Long Lost Family won the Royal Television Society award for Best Popular Factual programme. Absolutely Independent distributes the format, which has run for more […]

Sweden finds Absolutely’s Family

A Swedish broadcaster has acquired the Australian version of Find My Family, the much-travelled factual entertainment format. Among deals scored at MIPTV last week, TV4 bought all 42 episodes of the Quail Television-produced show, which broadcast on Seven Network, from distributor Absolutely Independent. The Dutch-created format, in which families are reunited, has previously been sold […]

Kees Abrahams’ Imagine Nation buys 50% of Absolutely Independent

Imagine Nation has bought a 50% stake in Netherlands-based formats distributor Absolutely Independent. Imagine Nation is the new company set up by ex-Sony and 2waytraffic boss Kees Abrahams and theatre impresario Robin de Levita, and Abrahams becomes co-chairman of Absolutely, alongside its founder and chief executive Patty Geneste. “I was looking for the right partner […]