Pete Paavolainen


Finnish VOD service orders ITVS to create Threesome

ITV Studios Finland is set to produce a remake of scripted format Threesome for Finnish VOD service Elisa Viihde. Filming on the ten-episode series begins later this month. The ITV Studios Global Entertainment format was originally produced in the UK by Big Talk Productions for Comedy Central. The ITV Studios Finland version of Threesome will follow three […]

Global-aiming Yellow poaches MTV3 formats boss

Finnish producer Yellow Film & TV has poached local broadcaster MTV3’s head of formats to become its head of development as an international push gears up. In his new role, Pete Paavolainen will work alongside CEO Olli Haikka, COO Milla Bruneau and CFO Jorma Reinilä to build its international presence. He will be charged with […]

MTV3 prepares Hell’s Kitchen

Finnish commercial broadcaster MTV3 has commissioned ITV Studios Nordic to produce a local remake of Gordon Ramsay cooking format Hell’s Kitchen. ITVS Nordic will create a 12x60mins series to premiere in Finland in the autumn. Michelin-starred chef Sauli Kemppainen will front the show in the Ramsay role first made famous on Fox in the US. […]