Stephen Mowbray

SVT takes large BBC Worldwide package

Swedish pubcaster SVT has acquired a wide-ranging programming deal with BBC Worldwide. SVT has often looked to the BBC’s commercial arm, and this time round has bought series such as Top of the Lake: China Girl (pictured), which stars Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men), Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies) and Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones). The […]

LA Screenings: SVT wants the ‘wow factor’

SVT is in Hollywood chasing shows with a ‘wow factor’ that will create buzz among the Swedish pubcaster’s audiences. SVT has six drama slots a week, most of which are at 9.30pm or 10pm, but is in the market for drama or comedy that veers away from traditional genres such as cop procedurals and instead […]

BBC declares first War and Peace deal

BBC Worldwide has concluded its first presale for the upcoming big-budget adaptation of War and Peace. Swedish public broadcaster SVT has prebought the six-part drama, TBI understands. The news came midway through Showcase, the annual programming event organised by Worldwide, the commercial arm of UK pubcaster the BBC. The War and Peace series stars Paul […]

SVT scores ‘biggest’ BBC package deal

SVT has closed what the Swedish pubcaster describes as its “biggest ever package deal” with BBC Worldwide, the BBC’s commercial arm. SVT has been a consistent buyer of BBC content over the years, but today’s deal eclipses al previous agreements in terms of volume. Key dramas included in the deal are Russell T. Davies’ upcoming […]

2014 Year in Review, part one

In the first part of a three-part special on the moments of 2014 and those ahead of us in 2015, top international industry executives comment on the news that defined 2014 in television for them. There was no shortage of headlines stories on TBIvision in 2014, as a new television production, distribution and broadcast landscape […]

Sweden’s SVT goes on UK drama buying spree

SVT has acquired a raft of UK drama titles. The Swedish public broadcaster has acquired Happy Valley from BBC Worldwide and new period drama Grantchester (pictured) from Shine International among other titles. Happy Valley, which is produced by Studio Canal-owned UK producer Red Production Company, follows a female police officer whose daughter has been murdered. […]

SVT enters The Tunnel

Swedish pubcaster SVT has acquired the Anglo-French remake of one of its own dramas, The Bridge (Bron). The Tunnel will debut on SVT’s free VOD service, SVT Flow, on Friday (May 9), after acquisition unit SVT International acquired the show from distributor Shine International. SVT Flow launched on April 23. The web TV service allows […]

BBC buys new Swedish drama as SVT unveils int’l unit

The BBC is hoping it has found the latest hot Scandinavian drama with a new Swedish acquisition, which comes from a revamped SVT global sales and acquisitions division. The UK pubcaster has bought three-part miniseries Torka Aldrig Tårar Utan Handskar (Never Wipe Tears Without Gloves) from the new look SVT International and will broadcast it […]