SVT & UR pick up Banijay eco-format ‘Climate Bootcamp’

Swedish educational broadcasting company UR has commissioned a local version of Banijay’s eco-format Climate Bootcamp. Jarowskij, part of Banijay Nordic, will produce the 6 x 28-minute series for broadcast on Swedish pubcaster SVT and UR. The show will follow a group of celebrities who address the area of their lives that is having the most detrimental […]

Nordic streamer Viaplay orders murder-thriller from Banijay’s Jarowskij

NENT Group streamer Viaplay has ordered A Class Apart, a new Swedish drama from Banijay Nordic label Jarowskij. The eight-part series is a co-production between Jarowskij, Brommamamma, Viaplay, Film I Väst and Banijay Rights, which will distribute the show internationally. Based on an idea by Henrik Schyffert and Gustaf Skördeman, the series is written by […]

Sweden’s TV4 orders Minnow format ‘SAS: Who Dares Wins” from Banijay’s Jarowskij

Swedish broadcaster TV4 has ordered a local version of Banijay’s format SAS: Who Dares Wins. The eight-part remake is being produced by Banijay’s Swedish label Jarowskij and will see 18 civilian volunteers participate in a Special Forces training camp, supervised by four former instructors. It was originally created by UK production company Minnow Films and […]

Banijay takes Italian & Swedish domestic abuse formats to global buyers

Banijay is rolling out two formats to international buyers that are designed to raise awareness around domestic abuse. Crimes Of Passion has been acquired from La Bastoggi in Italy, where it has aired since 2007. The 120-minute format centres around femicide, with each episode focusing on a woman who was killed and relying on the narrative […]

BBC Four enters Sweden’s Black Lake

UK network BBC Four has acquired Swedish thriller series Black Lake. The 8x45mins mystery drama follows a group of young friends and a series on unsettling events that occur when they visit an abandoned ski resort. The series comes from Banijay Group-owned Jarowskij and is for TV3 in Sweden, where it has been a top-rating […]

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 […]

SVT, Viaplay co-order restaurant drama

Swedish broadcaster SVT and its commercial on-demand rival Viaplay have co-commissioned a period drama set in a restaurant set at the end of World War II. Beginning at the end of World War II in Europe on May 7, 1945, Vår Tid är Nu (Our Time is Now) will run to 20 parts and launch […]

Welcome to Sweden producer joins TV4

Jarowskij’s Johanna Bergenstråhle is joining Swedish broadcaster TV4 as its new executive producer for drama and comedy. Bergenstråhle (pictured) is best known as producer of TV’s culture-clash comedy Welcome to Sweden, which was a coproduction with US broadcaster NBC and Entertainment One Television. Her appointment comes as TV4 looks to bolster its high-end drama credentials, […]

Welcome to Sweden axed after ‘craptastic’ ratings

US-Swedish comedy series Welcome to Sweden has been cancelled by NBC after what its creator described as “craptastically low ratings”. Greg Poehler is behind the show, which played on TV4 in Sweden and NBC in the US. After a successful first run, a second season was ordered last August, but has performed poorly in the […]

Wild Things to roam in Cannes

Wacky UK gameshow Wild Things is set to hit the international market at MIPTV. The physical competition show, in which people dressed in giant animal costumes with no eye holes attempt to win challenges in a woodland, makes up part of Zodiak Rights’ Cannes formats slate. The comic show launched on Sky 1 in the […]