Jacob Houlind


Banijay hires Endemol Shine pair in Finland rejig

Banijay Group is merging its Finnish assets with those of Zodiak Media, splitting its scripted and unscripted divisions, and hiring a pair of Endemol Shine execs in the process. The move sees Endemol Shine Finland creative directors Tatu Ferchen and Alex Laszlo named CEO and chief creative officer, respectively, with both also named executive producers. […]

Houlind takes Banijay Zodiak Nordic top job

Jacob Houlind has been named group CEO of a merged Nordic division at fledgling super-indie Banijay Group. Houlind (left), previously CEO of Nordisk Film TV, will lead Banijay Zodiak Nordic, with Zodiak Nordic chief executive Johannes Jensen named VP and deputy group CEO. Banijay Zodiak Nordic will comprise the merged Scandinavian assets of Banijay Group […]

BBC Worldwide creates Nordic base

BBC Worldwide is setting up a Nordic-specific production operation based in Denmark and has brought an exec over from Nordisk Film TV to run the division. The commercial arm of the UK pubcaster will fully own BBC Worldwide Productions Nordics. The new unit has partnered with Banijay’s Nordisk, which will make any BBCWW formats locally […]

Spodsberg to swap Banijay Int’l for Nordisk return

Banijay International’s managing director Karoline Spodsberg is to move up to COO of Banijay Group’s Nordisk Film TV. Spodsberg will make her swansong at Banijay’s sales arm, which she launched four years ago, at MIPCOM in October before taking on the new post. The COO role is a new position created as Banijay positions Nordisk […]

Nordisk Film TV poaches trio of Zodiak execs

Nordisk Film TV’s Swedish arm has hired a new managing director, Kristoffer Graci, who comes across from Zodiak Media prodco Jarowskij as one of three hires. At Jarowskij, Graci was deputy managing director. He will be joined at Banijay Group-owned Nordisk Film TV Sweden by another two Jarowskij development executives, Henrik Breitholtz and Carl-Johan Sjöö. […]

New CEO for Banijay’s Finnish business as Ahomaa exits

Banijay Group has appointed a new CEO for its Finnish business following the departure of former incumbent Petteri Ahomaa, who is joining local broadcaster Channel 4. Joonas Hytönen has been appointed chief exec of a newly restructured Finnish business and will take up his post on September 2. Former boss Ahomaa is returning to the […]