Kanal 5


Ex-Canal+, HBO exec joins Discovery Sweden as GM

Discovery Networks Sweden has hired a former Canal+ and HBO Nordic exec as its general manager to succeed Harald Stromme. Henrietta Zeuchner (pictured) will join from Stockholm-based publisher Berling Media in September, at which point she will take command of channels such as Kanal 5, Eurosport, Discovery Channel and TLC. Stromme had been overseeing both […]

Buyers briefing: Paul Edwards, Discovery

Name: Paul Edwards Title: VP, head of Nordic Discovery channels, Discovery Networks Northern Europe Paul Edwards oversees buying for Discovery Networks International’s thematic channel suite in northern Europe   What is unique about the Discovery Networks Nordic channels and what should buyers know in advance? Discovery Networks Northern Europe acquires content for Discovery, TLC and […]

Discovery Sweden CEO resigns, interim installed

Discovery Networks Sweden CEO Jonas Sjogren has resigned from his post after a decade of leading the business. Discovery Networks Norway chief executive Harald Stromme will replace him in the interim, reporting to Discovery Networks Northern Europe COO and CFO Dominic Coles. Sjogren (pictured) is credited with integrating Discovery’s channel portfolios together after Discovery bought […]

C More appoints programming chief

Sweden-based content group C More Entertainment has appointed Bo Thörnwall to the post of director of programmes as the firm gears up for its new SVOD platform. C More will later this year launch a C More-branded SVOD service with Svensk Filmindustri and Finland’s MTV later this year, as the firm shifts from linear broadcasting […]

Eccho’s Turkish drama sales continue apace

Broadcasters in Italy, Pakistan, Vietnam, Albania, Macedonia and Bosnia have bought Turkish drama series from Sweden-based distributor Eccho Rights. ARY Digital Network in Pakistan, VTV in Vietnam and Tring TV in Albania all bought Surec Films-produced Cherry Season, which was the highest-rating new Turkish drama of last season, according to Eccho. The show follows an […]

SBS Discovery joins Nordisk Film & TV Fund

Norway’s second-largest commercial broadcaster SBS Discovery and its flagship channel TVNorge are joining the Nordisk Film & TV Fond (Fund). SBS Discovery’s Swedish network Kanal 5 has been part of the fund, which allocates capital to Scandinavian programmes and films, since 2008. The fund has a budget of around NOK90 million (US$12.7 million) for 2015 […]

Global nets reach for Little Couple

Broadcasters around the world have acquired TLC’s high-rating ob-doc series The Little Couple. Now into its seventh season in the US, season five has sold to TLC in the UK; seasons one, two and three have gone to Kanal 5 in Sweden and AMI Canada; seasons one, two, three and six to TVNorge in Norway […]

Turner nabs SBS Discovery exec for Nordics

Turner has recruited Karin Lindström as programme director of its entertainment channels in the Nordic region. The duties covered by the role were previously handled from Turner’s London base, but Lindström will work out of Stockholm as the US company seeks to establish a stronger on-the-ground presence in the Nordic region. Lindström joins from SBS […]

Popstars returns to Denmark after a decade

Music reality format Popstars is returning to Danish screens after ten years away. SBS Discovery has commissioned Banijay-owned Nordisk Film TV to produce a local adaptation for Kanal 5, and casting is already underway ahead of an autumn 2014 launch. The format previously ran for four seasons on Danish channel TV2 between 2001 and 2004, […]

Separatists ‘demand Ukrainian channels go dark’

Leading Ukrainian cable operator Volia has reported pro-Russian separatists entered its premises and demanded that it suspend broadcasts of Ukrainian national channels 1+1 and Kanal 5. The separatists are calling for Volia to resume transmissions of previously banned Russian channels, it is claimed. The incident is said to have taken place at Volia’s regional office […]