Denmark’s DR1 welcomes Metronome’s drag show ‘Fabulous Dads’

DR1 in Denmark has ordered a three-part factual entertainment series delving into the world of drag. Fabulous Dads has been created by Banijay-owned Metronome and brings fathers and sons closer together as they immerse themselves into the drag scene, where the son is a performer. The fathers have no understanding of the drag world and […]

Christensen named MD of Denmark’s Metronome

Endemol Shine Nordics has appointed Tina Christensen as managing director of its Danish label Metronome Productions. Christensen stepped in as acting managing director of the label in June 2018 while MD Kent Nikolajsen left on sick leave and remained until he passed away in January 2019. Before joining Metronome in 2006, Christensen worked for 11 […]

Endemol Shine restructures struggling Lilyhammer prodco Rubicon

Endemol Shine Group is restructuring its struggling Norwegian prodco Rubicon, with managing director Pal Kruke Kristiansen among those leaving. Endemol Shine is understood to be consulting with Rubicon’s 100-strong staff over their futures. Rubicon is best known for Netflix’s first global scripted acquisition, Lilyhammer (pictured), plus the local version of Endemol Shine formats such as […]

Sewing Bee heads to Denmark

Danish terrestrial broadcaster TV2 Fri has ordered its first BBC Worldwide-sold format. The network has commissioned local prodco Metronome to create a version of the BBC’s Sewing Bee knitting competition series, which Love Productions originally created. The show will launch on TV2 Fri this fall. “We are very excited about selecting Sewing Bee for TV2 […]

Ex-FremantleMedia Finland boss joins Friday

Former FremantleMedia in Finland chief Marika Makaroff has resurfaced at Shine Group-owned Swedish producer Friday TV She has signed on as Friday’s managing director, replacing Simon Romanus, who has been in the role on an interim basis since Per Blankens left to helm American Idol for Fox in the US in May last year. Romanus […]

FremantleMedia hires TV3 exec to run Blu

Anne Bostrom has been appointed managing director of Danish production company Blu. She joins the producer, which is owned by FremantleMedia, from Danish free-to-air broadcaster TV3 where she was a commissioning editor. Prior to TV3 she worked at production companies including Mastiff, Metronome and Nordisk. She has also previously worked at Blu. At Blu, Bostrom […]

Shine names Metronome Finland MD, rebrands prodco

Shine Group has handed the interim managing director of its prodco Metronome’s Finnish subsidiary the permanent job, which has also been renamed. Tarja Pääkkönen has been named in the role having been MD on an interim basis since June along with Mika Toivainen following Milla Bruneau’s move to rival producer Yellow Film & TV. Furthermore, Pääkkönen […]

International broadcasters buy Ben Silverman’s Bet on Your Baby

The sales arm of US producer and distributor Electus has shopped gameshow Bet on Your Baby to a host of international partners. Network Ten in Australia, TV Globo in Brazil, 1+1 in Ukraine and an unspecified French broadcaster have all acquired the format of the show in which parents place bets on their baby’s next […]

Shine sells baking format

Shine Group has cut the first international deals for its Best Bakery format. French commercial broadcaster M6 has ordered a local version of the UK-originated show in which bakeries from across the country compete to be named the best. Production has started on the French version and Shine has also sold the format to Finnish […]

Gary Carter joining Shine Group

FremantleMedia COO Gary Carter is joining Shine Group where he will take the new role of chairman of Northern Europe and Shine 360°. Carter resigned from producer and distributor FremantleMedia last year and will join Shine in June. In the new role he will oversee the creative and operational functions of Shine Germany, and the […]