SVT International

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 […]

SVT goes Veggie Galore

Sweden’s first all-vegetarian cooking programme is set for MIPCOM via the territory’s pubcaster, SVT. Veggie Galore (pictured) will see enthusiastic cooks Karoline Jönsson and Elenore Bendel-Zahn preparing 100% wholesome and natural food such as grilled vegetarian hamburgers and edible face masks. SVT Sales is debuting the 5x30mins show at MIPCOM as part of a slate of […]

SVT goes big on docs in Cannes

The sales arm of Swedish pubcaster SVT is bringing its largest-ever documentary slate to Cannes for MIPTV. SVT International will be selling nine docs, plus lifestyle series and comedy drama series Taxi. The doc slate comprises Hallo Dakar, The Gymnast Who Learned to Walk, Life Should Be Lived, Astrid Lendgren, Khao Lak, A Dangerous Idea, […]

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 […]

The public purse

Public broadcasters around the world are squeezed tighter than ever in today’s post global recession marketplace. Can their commercial divisions ease the burden, asks Jesse Whittock A quick Google search on public service broadcasters returns worrying results such as “EBU concerned over Portuguese broadcasting budget cuts”, “Concerns over plans to dismantle Israeli public broadcaster” and […]

SVT brings ‘Voice with toilet rolls’ to Cannes

The commercial arm of Swedish pubcaster SVT is taking a format described locally as ‘The Voice with toilet rolls’ to Cannes for MIPJunior. Minimello will be on the SVT International slate alongside warm-hearted drama Joy, adventure series Energina and game show format Labryinth. According to SVT, Minimello brings together dolls made out of toilet roll […]

SVT Flow hails Taxi as comic VOD original

Swedish on-demand platform SVT Flow has unveiled a batch of new original formats for its fall line-up. Among these is 10-part short form scripted series Taxi, which comes from Swedish indie FLX Television. It follows a neurotic couple and is entirely shot in the back of a taxi as the pair go to work, to […]

Globosat, DR among buyers of SVT’s Avicii doc

Globosat in Brazil and Danish pubcaster DR have acquired a doc about Scandinavian superstar DJ Avicii from the sales arm of Swedish pubcaster SVT. Avicii on Tour (trailer screenshot above) has also sold to Scotland’s MacTV, the Netherlands’ VPRO and Belgium’s Medialaan, which is the parent of Flemish-speaking channel VTM, an SVT rep told TBI. […]

Buyers descend on Scandinavian Screenings

More than 80 international buyers have this week travelled to Denmark to check out the latest wares of Scandinavian producers and broadcasters, according to the Nordisk Film & TV Fund. The three-day 2014 Scandinavian Screenings began in the Danish capital Copenhagen on Wednesday (June 4) at pubcaster DR’s headquarters. Around 130 documentaries, dramas, children’s series […]

MIPTV 2014: SVT prepares for Miss Friman’s War

Sweden’s SVT International is launching a period drama set in early 20th century Stockholm at MIPTV. Miss Friman’s War is based on a true story about a group of strongheaded women who fought to open a grocery store in Stockholm in 1905. The drama was a huge success for Swedish pubcaster SVT over Christmas last […]