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Long Lost Family format finds new home

Finnish free-TV broadcaster Nelonen has ordered a local version of Long Lost Family, the Dutch-originated format in which people are reunited with long lost relatives. The Finnish deal comes as ITV orders a new season of the show, and TLC in the US extends its latest season order after the success of the first eight […]

Nelonen to open Finnish Office

Finnish broadcasters Nelonen and Elisa Entertainment has ordered a local version of Ricky Gervais’ fly-on-the-wall comedy The Office. The pair have already recruited comedian Sami Hedberg to play the iconic David Brent role that writer-comic Gervais made famous through the original BBC show. Solar Republic is producing the Finnish version, which will be titled Konttori […]

Finnish net to visit Temptation Island

Banijay International’s classic reality format Temptation Island is heading to a broadcaster in Finland. Nelonen Media-owned female-skewed channel Liv has commissioned Banijay Finland to produce a local version, the CEO of the latter, Joonas Hytonen, told TBI. Production begins soon in Asia ahead of a launch next year. This comes after Temptation Island returned to screens in […]