TV2 in Norway to cut $37m from budget, with around 120 positions to be affected

TV2 in Norway has unveiled plans to cut around NOK400m ($37m) from its budget, with around 120 positions set to be affected. The broadcaster has been battling increased costs and tax changes over recent months, with the cuts expected to be felt across most departments. Local reports suggest TV2 will look to mitigate enforced layoffs […]

RTL4 in the Netherlands & Denmark’s TV2 tune up Fremantle’s ‘The Piano’

RTL4 in the Netherlands and TV2 in Denmark have both acquired the rights to Fremantle reality format The Piano. The format, which debuted on Channel 4 in the UK, sees talented amateur pianists invited to play on public pianos, sharing their personal stories and music with the general public. However, what the pianists don’t know […]

TBI Formats Hot Picks: The Lost Ones

Producer: Strong Productions | Distributor: Fremantle | Broadcaster: TV2 (Denmark) Co-operation is key in this new survival competition show in which a group of ordinary people are dropped into the remote wilderness in individual locations. Far from civilisation, they are each equipped only with a radio, an essential survival kit and a locked canister containing […]

News round-up: MBC & TV2 among royal doc deals; Netflix India renews ‘Rana Naidu’; Fuse Media expands Freevee FAST deal

MBC & TV2 among royal doc deals RTS (Switzerland), TV2 (Hungary), TV2 (Slovenia), RTBF (Belgium), TVP (Poland), MBC (MENA region) and Nelonen (Finland) have all inked pre-sale deals for Blink Films’ upcoming documentary My King Charles, with distributor Silverlining Rights. Produced in both 1 x 60-minute and 1 x 120-minute formats, the film provides an […]

Hungary’s TV2 & South Africa’s eTV propel Turkish drama ‘Golden Boy’

Broadcasters across CEE, Central Asia and Africa have become the latest to pick up Turkish drama, Golden Boy. The series, from distributor Eccho Rights, has been acquired in Albania (TV Klan), Hungary (TV2), Lithuania (LNK), Uzbekistan (Sevimli), South Africa and Namibia (eTV). Golden Boy was the most watched series of 2022 in Turkey, according to […]

RTL & TV2 order ‘The Traitors’ as format expands to Germany, Denmark & Finland

RTL in Germany and TV2 in Denmark have commissioned local versions of psychological adventure format The Traitors, while a Finnish adaptation is also in the works. In Finland, Fremantle will produce the Finnish version, though no broadcaster partner has yet been named, whilst in Denmark Blu will produce a Danish version for TV2. All3Media’s Berlin […]

TF1, RTL, & Seven among 77 global buyers of ‘Harry: The Interview’

TF1 in France, RTL in Germany, Seven Network in Australia and Globo in Brazil are among buyers in 77 countries that have picked up ITN Productions’ Harry: The Interview. The 90-minute show, which debuted on ITV1 and ITVX in the UK on Sunday, has been sold by ITV Studios around the world, with Discovery in […]

Norway’s TV2 explores Yugoslav war with Ivar Køhn’s Rubicon TV

TV2 Norway has ordered a spy thriller from Rubicon TV, marking the first project for the company under its new CEO – and former NRK drama chief – Ivar Køhn. E14 Unit For Special Intel, which will be written by Sebastian Torngren Wartin and Erik Ivar Sæther, is based on the true story behind the creation of […]

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 […]

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