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Fremantle completes acquisition of NENT Studios prodcos in Nordics

Fremantle has completed its deal to acquire 12 production labels from NENT Studios and revealed its integration plans for the labels. The agreement, which comes 18 months since NENT first revealed it was looking to offload its unscripted production assets, gives Fremantle control of Strong Productions in Denmark, as well as Norwegian outfits Monster, Novemberfilm, One […]

Voice co-creator named Strix Benelux CEO

A former Talpa Media and BBC entertainment exec credited for co-creating The Voice and I Love My Country has joined Strix Benelux as CEO, with Roy Aalderink exiting. Vincent Dijkema (pictured) will lead the Nice Entertainment Group-owned prodco from January 2018, replacing Aalderink, who left the business earlier this autumn. Aalderink had been in the […]

Bråkenhielm steps down as Bonnier buys prodco

Anna Bråkenhielm has stepped down from format developer Scandinavian Studios after Nordic-based Bonnier Broadcasting bought her shares in the production house. Following the deal, Scandinavian Studios is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bonnier Growth Media, which is TV4 Group owner Bonnier Broadcasting’s international investment unit. Jessica MacDowell, who has been Scandinavian Studios’ creative director since […]

News brief: Ukrainian channel to adapt MTV’s Catfish

Ukrainian network Novy Kanal is getting ready to adapt MTV’s online dating Catfish. The channel, part of the Starlight Media Group, has struck a deal with Viacom International Media Networks to produce the factual reality series. It goes into production later this month, and on air later this year. Season three of the originally US […]

MTG Studios becomes Nice Entertainment

The Modern Times Group has rebranded its content division MTG Studios as Nice Entertainment Group. Scandi broadcast group MTG said the new branding reflected the enlargement of the content group in the past year. MTG beat rivals to a deal for Scandi super indie group Nice Entertainment last September and that brand will now cover […]

Global Agency forms partnership with Israeli format veterans

Turkey’s Global Agency has formed an exclusive partnership with former Armoza Formats exec Metin Bilman and talent agent Irit Neeman to find Israeli programming. The deal will Bilman and Neeman the pair use their network of creative and production contacts to source formats for Global Agency to acquire for the worldwide market. Bilman was formerly […]