Jan Salling


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 […]

Content crunch – the fight for rights

As the pace of consolidation quickens, competition for rights is fiercer than ever. Stewart Clarke talks to distributors about the changing face of the business and how, in the hyper competitive world of TV, they are gaining access to content. First-look deals, overall deals, development deals, output deals, umbrella deals and pod deals: all are […]

Nordic World seals indie first-look deals

Nordic World has agreed first-look deals with four indie producers in Denmark and Sweden. The distributor, which is owned by Nordic broadcasters TV2 Norway and TV4 Sweden, has sealed agreements with STV and Doceye in Denmark, OTW in Sweden and Feelgood in Norway. Following the signing of the deals, Nordic World will sell the producers’ […]

Nordic World strikes UK formats deal

Distributor Nordic World has entered into a first-look partnership with recently-formed UK format creation outfit Boxatricks. Under the deal Nordic World, which is owned by public broadcasters TV2 Norway and TV4 Sweden, will have first rights to new formats created by Boxatricks. Boxatricks was formed in September 2013 by former Celador execs Steve Springford and […]

TV’s conscious effort

Cruel critiques and manufactured conflict have been replaced by supportive smiles, warm hugs and a belief that shows should seek to transform someone’s prospects or help them grow emotionally in an ongoing raft of caring sharing formats reports Andy Fry. There was a time between 2003 and 2009 when factual and entertainment formats seemed to […]

Dining with the Enemy format goes international

Nordic World has sealed the first international deals for local versions of edgy cooking format Dining with the Enemy. The distributor, which represents the key broadcasters from the Nordic region, sells the TV2 Norway and Gry Winther-produced format internationally. The show has a well-known war correspondent and a top chef host a meal for two […]

Nordic World hires drama chief, readies MIPTV slate

Distribution alliance Nordic World has hired a veteran Scandinavian channels executive to bolster its drama slate and unveiled its MIPTV line-up. Former TV2 (Denmark) and TV4 (Sweden) exec Ole Steen Stolberg has joined the company, which claims to now be the largest distributor of independent Nordic formats, as director of sales and acquisitions. He will […]

Nordic World ties up Scandi trio

Scandi sales alliance Nordic World has scored exclusive distribution deals with a trio of local producers. Among the deals, Nordic World has taken on worldwide representation of Swedish prodco OTW Television’s catalogue and formats, snatching them from Sparks Network (aka Eccho Rights), of which OTW was previously a member. OTW, part of Scandinavian media group […]

Endemol options Dirty Old Towns format

Endemol has optioned community makeover format Dirty Old Towns in several European territories. The format has proved successful on Irish public broadcaster RTE where a second season has just finished airing. The show, which was created by Irish indie Happy Ending Productions, has been optioned by Endemol in France, Italy, Denmark and Norway. The format, […]