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Norway’s TV2 explores Yugoslav war with Ivar Køhn’s Rubicon TV

TV2 Norway has ordered a spy thriller from Rubicon TV, marking the first project for the company under its new CEO – and former NRK drama chief – Ivar Køhn. E14 Unit For Special Intel, which will be written by Sebastian Torngren Wartin and Erik Ivar Sæther, is based on the true story behind the creation of […]

Endemol Shine poaches MTG exec for Nordics

Endemol Shine Nordics has poached Modern Times Group programming exec Karin Stjärne to become its CEO. This comes after a restructure that resulted the departures of Bertil Rosenlund and Victoria Kjellberg, as announced in November last year. Stjärne (pictured) joins from MTG, where she was VP of programming for MTG Sweden, and will cover all […]

RTÉ, NRK pitch winner is Bucking the Trend

The national broadcasters of Ireland and Norway have handed Dublin-based Sideline Productions €10,000 (US$11,275) after it won a formats pitching competition. RTÉ and NRK have handed over the cash so Sideline can create a pilot of new problem family-focused format Bucking the Trend for the Irish and Norwegian markets after a “closely fought contest”. The […]

Endemol Shine’s Wolter rises in Europe

Endemol Shine Germany CEO Marcus Wolter has been elevated to chairman of the Endemol Shine Group’s northern Europe arm. Wolter will remain in charge of the German production business, while adding the new post, which hands him oversight of operations in the Nordics, Netherlands an Belgium. Endemol Shine companies in these regions are Endemol Shine […]

Endemol Shine restructures in Nordics

Endemol Shine Group has given several execs in the Nordics new roles in a reorganisation that covers the responsibilities of outgoing co-CEO Gary Carter in the region. Carter (left) leaves ESG next month and the company has prepared for his exit by implementing a range of exec changes. Bertil Rosenlund has been upped from CFO […]

Porseryd exits as Endemol Shine Nordics arises

Endemol Shine Group has revealed the shape of its Nordics business, with Gary Carter overseeing the unit and Michael Porseryd the highest profile casualty of a wide-reaching restructure. The division – Scandinavia’s largest production group – will be known as Endemol Shine Nordics, comprising 11 production companies and four broadcast facilities across Sweden, Norway, Denmark […]

Netflix original back for third season

Netflix’s first original drama Lilyhammer will return for a third season. The show, about a US gangster who goes into witness protection in a snowy Norwegian town, comes from Rubicon TV and was produced in association with Red Arrow International, which is also the international distributor. The second season debuted in December on Netflix, the […]

Netflix ‘gears up for Australian launch’

Netflix may be planning an Australian launch next year, according to various local news reports. The reports claim Netflix has contacted local content providers but the streaming service has declined to confirm the launch. Netflix has hitherto reportedly been reluctant to look at the Australian market because of inadequate internet infrastructure and concerns about its […]