Nordic World

Nordic World signs first post-merger distribution deal

Oslo’s Nordic World has secured its first distribution agreement since joining forces with Digital Content International (DCI). The combined Nordic World-DCI has secured an international coproduction and distribution deal with Canada’s French-speaking pubcaster Radio-Canada / CBC. Keshet International, Cineflix Rights and France Télévisions are also involved in a wider CBC initiative that the former described […]

Ex-int’l Warner TV chief invests in Nordic World

Former Warner Bros. International Television (WBITV) president Michael Jay Solomon (pictured) has bought a stake in Oslo-based distributor Nordic World. The deal will see Solomon’s Digital Content International (DCI) initially taking a minority stake in the firm, with a view to becoming majority controller. DCI and Nordic World will merge operations, with the business remaining […]

M6 to Redesign Norwegian format

French broadcaster M6 is to localise Norwegian makeover format Redesign. The show originally aired on TV2 in Norway in 2014, and is being taken to the international stage by Nordic World. The M6 deals marks a first for the format, which comes from Reservoir Productions. Redesign follows two expert design teams decorate a room with […]

Scandi nets visit Nordic World

Scandinavian broadcasters are flocking to Oslo-based distributor Nordic World for locally-produced factual programming. The vendor has closed more than 120 hours of deals with the likes of MTV Finland, Norwegian foodie channel Matkanalen, Discovery Networks Norway and Modern Times Group. MTV Finland has bought interior design series Finally Home (Antilgen Hemma), while Matkanalen, which launched […]

NBC will Stream Nordic competition series

US broadcaster NBC has acquired another European talent competition format, which will sit alongside The Voice. The Comcast-owned network will remake The Stream, which distributor Nordic World has been peddling in the run up to MIPCOM. The format comes from Norway, where it has made noise on commercial broadcaster TV2. It is a singing competition series […]

Brexit strategies

The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union is one of the most seismic changes for international television in living memory. Jesse Whittock asks what it means for the industry. The UK has always been a leader in international production and distribution. It is credited, among other things, with helping to develop and fine-tune […]

MBO for Nordic World

Espen Huseby has completed a management buy-out of Scandinavian distributor Nordic World for an undisclosed amount. This hands Huseby 100% of the Oslo-based business, which turns over around €3 million (US$3.3 million) and has a portfolio of around 600 titles. “Nordic World has been at the centre of my life – professional and personal – […]

Investors circle Nordic World

The owners of Nordic World are looking for a new partner in the distribution firm and a deal is likely within weeks, TBI has learned. The business is solely owned by Norwegian commercial broadcaster TV2 after its founding partner, Swedish broadcaster TV4, pulled out last year. TV2 subsequently recruited financial advisors to find a new […]

Lineup bags former Absolutely format

Lineup Industries has acquired rights to evergreen format Long Lost Family, which formerly went out through fellow Amsterdam-based distributor Absolutely Independent. The KRO-NCRV format (also known as Find My Family) has run in the Netherlands for more than two decades, and airs in the UK on ITV, as well as in Norway, Italy, Denmark, Hungary […]

Nordic World adds Monday, Feelgood shows

Distributor Nordic World has scored representation deals with pan-Scandinavian producer Monday Media and Norway’s Feelgood Scene Film & TV. This gives the London- and Oslo-based firm 200 hours of new programming for its MIPCOM catalogue. Monday is the only remaining pan-Scandinavian independent producer. TV2-owned Nordic World has picked up the firm’s entire formats, ready-made and […]

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