Nelonen ignites engine for ‘Top Gear Finland’

Finnish broadcaster Nelonen, and its streaming service Ruutu, have ordered a local adaptation of BBC Studios’ motoring format Top Gear. The license to Finland marks the eleventh adaptation of the format globally, following adaptations in South Korea, France and America. It will be produced for Nelonen by Rabbit Films, the firm behind formats such as […]

Nelonen returns to Banijay for dramedy series ‘Supporting Actor’

Finnish broadcaster Nelonen, and its streaming service Ruutu, have announced the pick up of their second Banijay scripted series in as many days, with an order for dramedy Supporting Actor. The eight-part series, from local Banijay label Endemol Shine Finland, will be known locally as Kurjen Kirous, and written and directed by Niklas Lindgren. Starring […]

Nelonen investigates ‘Murder In Hanko’ from Banijay’s Jarowskij Finland

Finnish broadcaster Nelonen and its streaming service Ruutu have greenlit Murder In Hanko, a new scripted series based on author Matti Remes’ Ruben Waara novels. Produced by Banijay Nordic scripted label Jarowskij Finland, the 10-part series is written by Eriikka Etholén-Paju and directed by Aleksi Mäkelä, for premiere in spring 2024. Banijay Rights will handle […]

News round-up: MBC & TV2 among royal doc deals; Netflix India renews ‘Rana Naidu’; Fuse Media expands Freevee FAST deal

MBC & TV2 among royal doc deals RTS (Switzerland), TV2 (Hungary), TV2 (Slovenia), RTBF (Belgium), TVP (Poland), MBC (MENA region) and Nelonen (Finland) have all inked pre-sale deals for Blink Films’ upcoming documentary My King Charles, with distributor Silverlining Rights. Produced in both 1 x 60-minute and 1 x 120-minute formats, the film provides an […]

Finland’s Nelonen becomes first to ‘Save The Date’ with Israeli format remake

Finnish broadcaster Nelonen has become the first international buyer to commission a local version of dating and relationship show Save The Date. The format, originally created by Endemol Shine Israel, follows single women as they attempt to control their love life by setting a wedding date before they have even begun to search for their […]

NENT opens ‘The Farm’ in Greece and Hungary

Broadcasters Antenna in Greece and TV2 in Hungary have both picked up competitive reality format The Farm for local adaptation, following deals with NENT (Nordic Entertainment Group) Studios UK. TV2 is in pre-production with a celebrity edition which will air in the autumn season, but Antenna is yet to commit to a date. Denmark’s TV2 […]

AMC’s Spektrum TV swoops for Rabbit Films’ ‘Beyond Human Boundaries’

AMC Networks International-owned doc channel Spektrum TV has swooped for doc reality series Beyond Human Boundaries from Finnish distributor Rabbit Films. The series, which is to debut across Central and Eastern Europe this autumn on Spektrum TV, is a Finnish doc reality experiment that finds journalist-explorer Arman Alizad travelling with his cameraman to eight countries […]

Armoza’s ‘Sex Tape’ remade in Finland

Finnish channel Nelonen has ordered a local version of Armoza Formats’ social experiment show Sex Tape. The format will be produced in Finland by Yellow Film & TV and follows three couples as they try to fix their relationships by filming their love life for a week. Each couple then meets each other and a […]

A+E’s ‘Seven Year Switch’ heads to Italy, Finland

A+E Networks is set to take its social experiment format Seven Year Switch to Italy and Finland. Local productions of Seven Year Switch will premiere 11 March on Fox Life in Italy and Nelonen in Finland, joining Seven Network Australia, Antena 3 Spain, RTL4 Netherlands, C4 UK and Lifetime US, which have already aired the […]