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News brief: NRK buys ITV Studios fare

Norwegian pubcaster NRK has acquired a 317-hour package of programming from ITV Studios Global Entertainment. The package includes shows such as Agatha Christie’s Poirot, Mrs. Marple, Vera, Inside Claridges and Baby Makers: The Fertility Clinic. David Wilcox, VP, northwest EMEA, ITVSGE, said: “The number of hours acquired by NRK is testament to the quality and […]

MTG Studios makes its move

MTG rebranded Modern Studios and created MTG Studios two years ago with little fanfare. However, subsequent deals for Paprika Latino and Novemberfilm have helped put it on the map. TBI speaks to its CEO, Patrick Svensk, about creating a Scandinavian-owned Studio and to the people running its latest and most notable acquisition, UK-based distributor DRG. […]

Australia’s SBS buys pair of Nordic comedies

Australian channel SBS has acquired two foreign language comedies, one from Norway and one from Denmark. Hellfjord and Klown will both broadcast on SBS One in a bid to broaden the channel’s comedy scope. Hellfjord was produced for pubcaster NRK by Tappeluft Pictures and follows an Oslo police officer who is forced to work in […]

Annoying Orange, Driftwood Bay find new broadcast homes

The Jim Henson Company has sold its third party series The Annoying Orange and Driftwood Bay to a raft of broadcasters. Orange, which is a coproduction between Orange web series creator Dane Boedigheimer, Tom Sheppard (Pinky and the Brain) and Hollywood-based talent house The Collective and first broadcast on Cartoon Network, has gone to Teletoon […]

DRG sells comic science factual series back to NRK

MTG Studios-owned UK distributor DRG has sold the Canadian remake of an NRK comic science-themed factual series back to the Norwegian public broadcaster. Never Ever Do This at Home pairs a scientist and a comedian and tasks them with finding out what happens when household products’ warning labels are ignored, while explaining the science behind the […]

French documentaries singled out

Despite European public channels closing documentary slots and growing competition from hosted factual and reality series, the French single doc industry is finding success by diversifying and while presales are tough to secure, emerging territories are seeking international copro partners. Pascale Paoli-Lebailly explores the market. At MIPDoc in April, five out of the ten most […]

New partners for Jo Nesbo political thriller

Franco-German channel Arte and Zodiak Media’s French drama producer GTV have joined Norway’s NRK on an original political thriller series from acclaimed scriptwriter Jo Nesbø, TBI can reveal. The French companies are now onboard Occupied, a 10x45mins thriller from another Zodiak drama producer, Norway’s Yellow Bird, which is best known as the producer and rights […]

Broadcasters line up for Horrid Henry

A raft of broadcasters have acquired animated kids series Horrid Henry. The show is produced by UK indie Novel Entertainment and distributed by Zodiak Rights. It has sold it to ERT in Greece, Mediacorp in Singapore, NRK in Norway, Pro Plus in Slovenia and Noga in Israel. Cartoon Network Asia Pacific, ZDF Germany and Digiturk […]

Embarrassing sales for Zodiak

Zodiak Rights has sold fact-ent series Embarrassing Bodies to a raft of broadcasters. Broadcasters including Nine Network (Australia), TVNZ (New Zealand), Discovery Italia (Italy), RTL (Holland), TV2 (Denmark), NRK (Norway), Fox (Finland), and Canal Vie (French Canada) have all bought season six of the series, in which people get medical help for a range of […]

ZDF picks up sales rights to latest hit Scandi drama

ZDF Enterprises has taken international rights to Death of a Pilgrim, the latest hit Scandinavian drama series. The four-episode series is a coproduction between Danish public broadcaster DR and its Norwegian and Finnish counterparts NRK and YLE. Production company Chimney Pot and the Nordisk Film & TV Fond and the Nordvision Fund were also partners […]