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SBS, NRK among first buyers of DRG’s ‘My Grandparents’ War’

DRG has unveiled the first international sales for Channel 4 documentary series My Grandparents’ War. Australia’s SBS has acquired the 4 x 60 minute series produced by Wild Pictures, which has also been picked up NRK in Norway and RTHK in Hong Kong. In each episode, leading actors re-trace the footsteps of their grandparents in […]

European networks land on BBC’s ‘Seven Worlds, One Planet’

SVT in Sweden, Denmark’s DR, Telefonica in Spain and Norway’s NRK are among a raft of broadcasters to have struck pre-sale deals for BBC Studios’ natural history show Seven Worlds, One Planet. The show, which has been created by BBCS’ Natural History Unit and is narrated by Sir David Attenborough, has also been picked up […]

Exclusive: HBO strikes overall deal with ‘Skam’ creator

HBO has struck an overall deal with the creator of hit Norwegian TV show Skam, the teen web drama that has since been remade around the world including by Facebook in the US. Julie Andem has agreed a two-year overall pact with HBO, which sees her creating and developing shows for the premium cablenet. Details […]

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 […]

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