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Dynamic hires programming VP from ZDF

US-European producer Dynamic Television has hired Tasja Abel from German pubcaster ZDF. Abel will be vice president, acquisitions, sales and coproductions at Dynamic. She joins from ZDF Enterprises, the commercial arm of the German broadcaster, where she worked in various roles covering distribution, buying and development. Her exec producer credits include Nordic noir hits Arne […]

TBI Video Interview: Daniel March, Dynamic Television

Daniel March, managing partner, Dynamic Television, talks to TBI at MIPCOM about Nelson Mandela drama Madiba, Icelandic series Trapped, Hulu’s East Lost High, and how the business of television, and his company, are evolving.

BBC buys Swedish drama

UK pubcaster the BBC has bought another foreign-language drama for BBC Four, picking up Swedish series Modus. The eight-part drama follows an FBI profiler Inger Johanne Vik as she returns to her native Sweden for family reasons. BBC Four continues to build on its reputation for acquiring the best in international drama with Modus; an […]

Dynamic makes content and sales hire

Dynamic Television has hired Holly Hines for a new role at the company, senior VP, content. Dynamic – Dan March and Klaus Zimmermann’s production and distribution business – was formed 18 months ago and recently shopped Icelandic drama Trapped to the BBC in the UK. It also distributes Syfy series Z Nation. Hines will be based […]

BBC Follows the Money with Danish drama deal

Follow the Money (Bedraget) has become the latest foreign-language drama acquired by UK public broadcaster the BBC for its high-end arts, culture and drama channel BBC Four channel. The show hails from Danish pubcaster DR and is sold by DR Sales, which struck the BBC deal. It was penned by Borgen co-writer Jeppe Gjervig Gram […]

Trapped marks Icelandic drama first for the BBC

UK public broadcaster the BBC has bought Trapped, the upcoming Icelandic drama from local filmmaker Baltasar Kormákur. The ten-part series will go out on BBC Four in the UK, marking its latest foreign drama acquisition after the channel bought Swedish series including Never Wipe Tears Without Gloves and Crimes of Passion from Sweden, Hostages from Israel […]

Euro pubcasters back Icelandic crime series

German pubcaster ZDF and its commercial subsidiary will coproduce Icelandic crime drama Trapped, while five other European channels have pre-bought the show. Trapped comes from Icelandic filmmaker Baltasar Kormákur, and is planned as a 10x60mins series for RUV. It follows the murder of an unidentified man in small town near an Icelandic fjord, which is […]

ABC buys BBCWW, DHX kids’ content

Australian public broadcaster ABC has acquired more than 50 hours of children’s programming from BBC Worldwide and licensed three titles from Canada’s DHX Media. This comes as BBCWW’s announced it was partnering with ABC rival Foxtel to create a new first-run content subscription channel, news that came as a shock to ABC, according to local […]