Denmark’s TV2 & Germany’s ZDF to adapt ‘Oxen’ thriller novels

Danish broadcaster TV2 and German pubcaster ZDF have ordered Oxen, a new Danish thriller based on the book series of the same name by Jens Henrik Jensen. Created by Mai Brostrøm and Peter Thorsboe (Unit One, Modus), the returnable six-part project hails from SF Studios in collaboration with SquareOne Productions and REinvent handling international sales. […]

TV2 Denmark’s head of fiction lands CEO role at Nordisk Film Production

Nordisk Film Production has hired the head of fiction at Denmark’s TV2 as its new CEO. Katrine Vogelsang will take up the role on 15 August and work with Henrik Zein, who is moving from the CEO role to become COO at the Copenhagen-based firm. Vogelsang’s remit includes overall responsibility of Nordisk Film Production’s content […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: What the Nordics tell us about streaming’s future

The Nordics have always tended to be at the forefront of global streaming trends, neatly reflected by the 55 SVODs operating in the region at the end of 2021. Tony Gunnarsson, principal analyst at research powerhouse and TBI sibling Omdia, reflects on the past decade and picks out key trends for the future. In the […]

Sales round-up: European & Oz pre-sales for ‘Superbrands’; Bell Media & Discovery snag ‘Patrol shows; Noah Media takes ‘Stewart’ rights

European & Oz pre-sales for ‘Superbrands’ Nine Network in Australia, TV2 in Denmark and RTL in the Netherlands have inked pre-sale deals with UK distributor and production funding broker Silverlining Rights for HLP Studios’ upcoming Channel 4 series Inside The Superbrands. The 8 x 60-minute series goes behind the doors of some of the world’s […]

Hungary’s TV2 snares local version of Rabbit’s ‘City vs Country’ format

Hungarian broadcaster TV2 has commissioned a local version of studio game show format City vs Country. The format, from Finnish production and distribution company Rabbit Films, is a primetime feel-good quiz show in which two hosts take the teams through three rounds of the game to see which side dominates: city or country? Per the […]

Denmark’s TV2 orders Shaolin Monk adventure format from Metronome

TV2 in Denmark has partnered with Banijay-owned Danish label Metronome on a new adventure series that will focus on the Shaolin Warrior Monk community in China. Shaolin Heroes will test celebrities as they embark on a life-changing journey to master the ancient martial art of the Shaolin Warrior Monks. Each contestant will receive training to […]

Round-up: ‘Sommerdahl Murders’ extended; HGTV explores ‘Cash In The Attic’; Rainmaker & Little Hat develop ‘Bone Season’

Sommerdahl Murders extended ZDF and NDF in Germany, along with Danish broadcaster TV2, are returning to crime drama The Sommerdahl Murders. The show’s third season will start production this May and premiere early 2022, with TV4 Sweden, TV2 Norway and NPO Netherlands striking pre-buy deals. The show is from Dynamic Television, which co-produces with ZDF, NDF, Sequoia Global Alliance […]

TV2 tackles ‘Taboo’ format for Denmark

Danish broadcaster TV2 has commissioned a local version of social issue comedy format Taboo, following a deal with Amsterdam-based indie distributor Lineup Industries. Monday Production Denmark will produce the Danish version, originally created by Panenka for VRT in Belgium, which has also ordered a second season of Taboo, alongside sophomore seasons headed to existing local […]

Deals round-up: Flame snags Attenborough rights; Will & Kate travel with Cineflix; ZDFE preps ‘Our Continents’ for the world

Flame to sell Attenborough’s Life In Colour globally Australia’s Flame Distribution has taken global sales rights outside of the UK to three-part natural history docuseries Life in Colour With David Attenborough. The show, from Humble Bee Films and SeaLight Pictures, uses ground-breaking technology to reveal how animals use colour, with Attenborough travelling to locations including the […]

Banijay’s ‘Lego Masters’ builds new versions in Denmark, Finland

Denmark’s TV2 and MTV3 in Finland have ordered local versions of Banijay-owned format Lego Masters. Banijay’s Danish production company Metronome has been commissioned to produce the show for TV2, while Endemol Shine Finland will be bringing the competition reality format to MTV3 audiences. The deals mean Lego Masters is now in 11 countries, with local versions in the […]

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