Moskito Television


Fremantle buys NENT Studios prodcos incl Moskito, Monster & Strix

Fremantle has struck a deal to acquire 12 production labels belonging to NENT Studios, including Moskito Television in Finland, Norway’s Strix TV and Baluba in Sweden. The agreement comes 18 months since NENT first revealed it was looking to offload its unscripted production assets, with the process hampered by the pandemic. The deal, which remains […]

Nordic drama veterans found Fire Monkey

Two of Scandinavian drama’s biggest-name producers, Roope Lehtinen and Mikko Pöllä, have joined forces to found a scripted development company. Fire Monkey is billed as “an independent drama development and showrunning company serving broadcasters and studios in the Nordics and internationally”. As Nice Entertainment Group co-founder Lehtinen told TBI earlier this month, the company will […]

Moskito names new CEO after founder exits

Nice Entertainment’s Finnish prodco, Moskito Television, has named a new chief executive after the founder and previous CEO, Roope Lehtinen, announced his exit. Riina Kullas has been upped to the top job at the formats- and drama-focused prodco, effective Tuesday (November 1), having previously been head of entertainment. Lehtinen (pictured) is exiting to create what […]

Banijay Finland gets interim bosses after CEO exit

Banijay Finland has made its CFO, COO and CCO interim bosses of the production company after FremantleMedia poached Joonas Hytönen. “As part of the current management team, CCO Martti Suovinen CCO, CFO Rami Jahkonen, and COO Suvi Oja Heiniemi will become joint interim CEOs,” said Jacob Houlind, Nordic group CEO at Banijay Group in a statement issued to […]

MTG’s free TV, VOD arms join for drama

Modern Times Group’s free-to-air channel TV3 and online streaming service Viaplay are to coproduce a Nordic drama based on Finnish scripted series Black Widows. Shooting on the eight-part series, which stars Peter Stormare (Fargo) begins this summer ahead of a premiere in Sweden, Norway and Denmark next year. Stormare will play the male lead opposite […]