The Bridge


Endemol Shine & Viu to adapt The Bridge for Asia

Asian VOD service Viu has teamed with Endemol Shine Group (ESG) to produce a localised, ten-episode adaptation of the internationally successful title The Bridge. The adaptation will air on Viu in late 2018 and is set to become ESG’s first scripted content project in Asia for an OTT service. It is expected to shoot in […]

In-demand chart: Norway (January 1-7, 2018)

Norway’s latest In-demand chart almost provided an exception to the rule that linear TV originals create more demand than those produced for digital platforms. Netflix’s Stranger Things narrowly missed out on the top spot to The Walking Dead in the overall chart, with Danish-Swedish drama Broen (The Bridge) coming third in an unusual top three. […]

Creating the dream team

Endemol Shine Group’s French prodcos merged on May 1, as the production and distribution giant completed its global consolidation process. Endemol Shine France CEO Nicolas Coppermann tells Pascale Paoli-Lebailly how he plans to use the best of both worlds to find new hits Without sweeping away what has made formats giant Endemol and entertainment-focused Shine […]

Netflix nabs Swedish original from The Bridge scribe

Netflix has commissioned its first original series from Sweden, which has the head writer from The Bridge, Camilla Ahlgren, attached. Störst av Allt (Quicksand) is based on a novel from Malin Persson Giolito that’s been translated into 26 languages. The story follows the trial of a normal student girl following a mass shooting a prep […]

Sky Deutschland heads to Der Pass for original

Sky Deutschland’s latest original drama will come from 4 Blocks producer Wiedemann & Berg Television. Der Pass will run to eight episodes, based on thriller novels from Cyrill Boss and Philipp Stennert and set in the Alps. Sky noted its story is “inspired by the motifs of the Danish-Swedish success story The Bridge [Bron]”, which […]

Asian docs evolution underlines region’s potential

Amanda Groom, MD of The Bridge, which facilitates deals between Asian- and English-language partners, reports from Asian Side of the Doc, and says the continent is now a global hub of creativity A sea change in Asian TV production occurred between October 31 and November 4 in Bangkok, at the annual Asian Side of the […]

Brexit strategies

The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union is one of the most seismic changes for international television in living memory. Jesse Whittock asks what it means for the industry. The UK has always been a leader in international production and distribution. It is credited, among other things, with helping to develop and fine-tune […]

Argonon Int’l hires Fox formats chief

Jess Khanom has left Fox Networks Group to become managing director of UK-based distributor Argonon International, TBI can reveal. Khanom was global head of formats at Fox’s international sales business, which TBI last week revealed had been retooled as Fox Networks Group Content Distribution under Prentiss Fraser. She has exited to take on the newly-created […]

SVT drama chief joins Pinewood TV

Swedish pubcaster SVT’s drama chief is joining the fledgling London-based outfit Pinewood Television to oversee its coproduction strategy. Christian Wikander has been named coproduction director at the prodco, which is part of British studios company Pinewood Group. He will report to Pinewood TV creative director Helen Gregory, who joined the establish the division last year […]

10 MIPTV takeaways: #8 a quiet drama

MIPTV’s answer to the international boom in high-end drama was the inaugural MIPDrama Screenings event at the JW Marriot Hotel on the Croisette on April 3, one day before the market proper. Organiser Reed MIDEM noted 350 buyers (later rounded up to 400) came and saw the twelve projects, which comprised Polish drama Bodo; Finland’s […]

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