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Social content the ‘next leap’ in programming: Facebook’s Henick

Social content should prioritise personal connections, be responsive to the audience, and will be the “next leap” in programming, according to Facebook’s recently appointed head of content strategy and planning. Speaking to a busy auditorium at MIPTV yesterday, Facebook’s Matthew Henick outlined his vision of social content and drew a distinction between this and traditional […]

NRK prepares for big-budget Atlantic Crossing with Beta & Cinenord

Norwegian producer Cinenord and Germany’s Beta Films will partner to produce World War II drama Atlantic Crossing for Norwegian broadcaster NRK. The eight-hour drama is set in the US, UK and Norway. Production will start this summer in Europe and various other territories. The series is set to be one of the biggest Scandinavian productions […]

Nordic pubcasters combine to fight SVOD threat

Public broadcasters in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Iceland are forming an alliance to combat the threat of global SVOD services. The director generals of DR in Denmark, NRK in Norway, SVT in Sweden, YLE in Finland and RUV in Iceland released a joint statement noting their organisations have committed to coproducing a number of […]

Starz secures US deal for NRK mystery drama

Starz has secured exclusive US premium pay TV rights for Norwegian mystery drama Monster. The series is due to air in October this year across Scandinavia in Norway, for NRK, Denmark (DR) and Sweden (SVT). NRK retains terrestrial rights in Scandinavia; DRG has all other rights in the region, plus all worldwide rights outside of […]

Netflix nabs Swedish original from The Bridge scribe

Netflix has commissioned its first original series from Sweden, which has the head writer from The Bridge, Camilla Ahlgren, attached. Störst av Allt (Quicksand) is based on a novel from Malin Persson Giolito that’s been translated into 26 languages. The story follows the trial of a normal student girl following a mass shooting a prep […]

UK remake for Nordic drama Valkyrien

High concept NRK drama Valkyrien looks set for a UK remake. Liza Marshall’s Hera Pictures has acquired English-language rights to rework the show, and has actor Mark Strong (Kingsmen) attached to star. Hera will move the drama from Norway to London, with Strong playing a surgeon desperately seeking a cure for his dying wife from […]

Broadcasters find C4’s National Treasure

A raft of international broadcasters have acquired National Treasure, the Robbie Coltrane and Julie Walters drama about an ageing star who is accused of historical sex crimes. Super Channel in Canada, TVNZ in New Zealand and the ABC in Australia have all bought the four-parter, which was produced by All3Media-backed prodco The Forge and distributed […]

US Nordic noir remake cancelled

TNT will not take its remake of Eyewitness into a second season. The US crime thriller was based on a series from Norway’s NRK (pictured). The format launched last October on Turner’s TNT, but failed to win over American viewers. Shades of Blue writer Adi Hasak bought the rights to the NRK show, and wrote and […]

BBCWW takes Bowie film global

HBO has bought David Bowie: The Last Five Years, the BBC feature doc about the iconic rock star who died last year. In the wake of the US deal, BBC Worldwide also told TBI about a raft of sales for the film across Europe and further afield, with ABC Australia, Arte and Viacom among the […]

Sky and Scandis buy Babylon Berlin

Beta Film has sealed a raft of deals for Babylon Berlin, the upcoming €40 million (US$42 million) German period drama. Pay TV operator Sky has acquired the show for the UK and Germany, and Beta Film has also locked in several Scandi deals, with SVT Sweden, NRK Norway, DR Denmark, YLE Finland and RUV Iceland […]

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