Nordic World


Dining with the Enemy format goes international

Nordic World has sealed the first international deals for local versions of edgy cooking format Dining with the Enemy. The distributor, which represents the key broadcasters from the Nordic region, sells the TV2 Norway and Gry Winther-produced format internationally. The show has a well-known war correspondent and a top chef host a meal for two […]

Nordic World hires drama chief, readies MIPTV slate

Distribution alliance Nordic World has hired a veteran Scandinavian channels executive to bolster its drama slate and unveiled its MIPTV line-up. Former TV2 (Denmark) and TV4 (Sweden) exec Ole Steen Stolberg has joined the company, which claims to now be the largest distributor of independent Nordic formats, as director of sales and acquisitions. He will […]

Nordic World ties up Scandi trio

Scandi sales alliance Nordic World has scored exclusive distribution deals with a trio of local producers. Among the deals, Nordic World has taken on worldwide representation of Swedish prodco OTW Television’s catalogue and formats, snatching them from Sparks Network (aka Eccho Rights), of which OTW was previously a member. OTW, part of Scandinavian media group […]

Sex, Drugs and Restaurant wars

“Chefs are the new rock stars,” says Mike Beale, head of formats at ITV Studios, the company behind long-running hit Come Dine With Me. “It’s not about Delia anymore and you could probably track this trend to The X Factor.” If chefs are the new rock stars, international cooking formats are their stage. The traditional […]

Endemol options Dirty Old Towns format

Endemol has optioned community makeover format Dirty Old Towns in several European territories. The format has proved successful on Irish public broadcaster RTE where a second season has just finished airing. The show, which was created by Irish indie Happy Ending Productions, has been optioned by Endemol in France, Italy, Denmark and Norway. The format, […]

Farm Factor makes hay across Europe

Agricultural reality format Farm Factor will be remade in six European territories including the UK after Nordic World struck a raft of deals. Nordic World has struck a coproduction deal with Sony-owned producer Gogglebox to sell and produce a UK version. It has also struck deals in France with FremantleMedia, in Germany with Tresor, in […]