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DR names TV2 exec as drama chief after Bernth exit

Danish pubcaster DR has named a TV2 producer has its new drama chief after the exit of the long serving Piv Bernth. Christian Rank (pictured), who has been described locally as the “wonder boy of Danish TV drama” will transfer to his new post on February 1. He has previously produced dramas Avringerne (Inheritance) and […]

Ex-int’l Warner TV chief invests in Nordic World

Former Warner Bros. International Television (WBITV) president Michael Jay Solomon (pictured) has bought a stake in Oslo-based distributor Nordic World. The deal will see Solomon’s Digital Content International (DCI) initially taking a minority stake in the firm, with a view to becoming majority controller. DCI and Nordic World will merge operations, with the business remaining […]

Italy & Russia latest to Guess My Age

Broadcasters in Italy and Russia have become the latest to remake French game show Guess My Age. Sky network TV8 has commissioned Banijay Group-owned Magnolia to produce 45 daily episodes later this month, while U-TV  in Russia is getting 20 daily eps from another Banijay firm, Mastiff. The deals with format owner Vivendi Entertainment, whose […]

CEE nets gobble up All3 factual

Hungary’s TV2 has become the new local home of Gordon Ramsay series The F Word, as buyers in Central and Eastern Europe snap up All3Media International programming. TV2 has bought long-running UK series The F Word, which was for Channel 4 and from Optomen Television, along with other Ramsay-fronted programmes. These are two 1x90mins specials […]

ITV expands This Time Next Year franchise

ITV has greenlit two more seasons of This Time Next Year. This Time Next Year was one of the format hits of 2016, travelling extensively before it even aired on terrestrial broadcaster ITV in the UK. The ‘time-travel’ show will go to two more runs, ITV revealed on Friday at the ITV Studios Formats Festival, […]

Worldwide touts drama sales ahead of Showcase

BBC Worldwide has shopped several of its drama series to buyers, including SS-GB to RTL in Germany and War and Peace to an SVOD service in Russia. SS-GB, which was a key title at Showcase last year, launched on BBC One last night in the UK. The alternative history drama has been acquired by RTL Pay, […]

Nice names new CEO as Aass makes MTG switch

Nice Entertainment Group has hired a new CEO after incumbent Morten Aass was named at the head of the Scandinavian producer’s broadcaster cousin in Norway. Modern Times Group content exec Morten Mogensen (pictured left) will now lead Nice (below right), with Aass becoming CEO of Modern Times Group Norway. Nice sits within European broadcasting group […]

Viewpoint: factual TV in a post truth world

Twenty-sixteen saw some fascinating and somewhat worrying developments in terms of truth and the media – particularly around politics and the upheavals around Brexit and the US election. Donald Trump has become a leading exponent of ‘post truth’ in his race to the White House. His support for the ‘birther’ movement and claims that President […]

Russian remake for NZ drama Step Dave

A Russian network is getting a remake New Zealand drama Step Dave. Distributor All3Media International has shipped the adaptation rights to Ukraine-based Film.UA. The deal covers the CIS territories, and will initially see a 16-episode version airing on Channel 1 in Russia. Shooting on that version recently wrapped. All3 has also sold options to Content […]

Ronnigen returns as TV2 Norway chief exits

Trygve Rønningen is returning to Norwegian commercial broadcaster TV2 to replace Trond Kvernstrøm as channel director. Rønningen began his career at the Modern Times Group-owned network, but left 16 years ago. He has since held programme director roles at media Norwegian media firm P4 and Scandinavian prodco Mastiff, and was last year appointed as MTG’s […]

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