Paulina Eklund


Fox orders last hours of Jesus format

US broadcast net Fox has order a local version of The Passion, a Netherlands-originated pop-culture format that reimagines the last hours of Jesus Christ. The show has proved popular in the Netherlands, winning a 46.2% audience share this year. The format sees well-known singers and celebrities retell Jesus’ story using city locations and a city-centre […]

Scripps, VRT buy Travel Channel’s Breaking Borders

Scripps Networks Asia Pacific and Belgium’s VRT have acquired the US version of TV2 conflict zone cuisine series Breaking Borders. The pair have bought the show from distributor Nordic World, whose parent, TV2, originally developed the format as Dining with the Enemy with documentary maker Gry Winther. The format sees a well-known local war correspondent […]

Nordic World rejigs after ‘challenging period’

Nordic World has promoted Ann Christin Siljan and Paulina Eklund in a restructure that follows a tough period for the Scandinavian content distributor. Previously director of sales and acquisitions, Siljan (pictured) will become VP of acquisitions, while former Absolutely Independent exec Eklund will remain in New York but now as VP of sales. Both report […]

Nordic World opens up shop in NY, eastern Europe

Nordic World has opened offices in New York and Budapest as part of an ongoing drive to expand beyond its Nordic base. The distributor, set up by TV2 Norway and TV4 Sweden in 2005 and run by Espen Huseby (pictured) and Jan Salling, now has bases in eastern Europe and the US as well as […]