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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 […]

DR docs and copros chief exiting

Mette Hoffman Meyer, DR’s docs and copros, is leaving the Danish public broadcaster. She will exit at the start of next month having been in the position since 2007. She is a well-known figure in international TV and a regular attendee at the big doc and programming markets and counts award winning one-off The Democrats […]

MBO for Nordic World

Espen Huseby has completed a management buy-out of Scandinavian distributor Nordic World for an undisclosed amount. This hands Huseby 100% of the Oslo-based business, which turns over around €3 million (US$3.3 million) and has a portfolio of around 600 titles. “Nordic World has been at the centre of my life – professional and personal – […]

RTL, TV2 remaking Twofour format

Germany’s RTL and Denmark’s TV2 are to remake Twofour primetime ‘time-travel’ format This Time Next Year. Both version go into production immediately, with ITV Studios-owned United Production making a 6x60mins version in Denmark and ITV Studios Germany creating a 4x60mins show in Germany. Twofour parent ITV originally ordered This Time Next Year for its UK […]

Norway’s TV2 ‘plots record cuts restructure’

Norwegian commercial broadcaster TV2 is reportedly planning to make record cuts of NOK350 million (US$42.7 million) over the next four years. Various local reports say “shock waves” were sent through the local industry upon the announcement, though the number of jobs lost was not clear, and TBI couldn’t reach Egmont-owned TV2 before press time this […]

NZ net latest to go on Warner’s First Dates

New Zealand commercial broadcaster TV2 is the latest channel to remake UK reality series First Dates. The network has commissioned Warner Bros. International Television Production New Zealand to create the local version, which is currently casting. The Australian First Dates, which goes out on Seven Network, has been a ratings success and is soon to […]

TV4 recruits Finnish Nurses for format

Swedish commercial channel TV4 is to remake Finnish drama Nurses following a deal with distributor Eccho Rights. The resulting series will be TV4’s first medical drama. The commission is for two seasons, with the show known locally at Syrror and launching in the autumn. This comes after Eccho, which represents the Yellow Films & Television-created […]

Viacom keeps up Lip Sync momentum

Viacom’s popular entertainment format Lip Sync Battle has sold to six new territories. Season one of the original US version of the show, in which celebrities impersonate music stars, has gone to TV2 in Norway, 365 Media in Iceland, Media Works in New Zealand, SIC in Portugal, Kanal 2 in Estonia and DBS in Israel. […]

Investors circle Nordic World

The owners of Nordic World are looking for a new partner in the distribution firm and a deal is likely within weeks, TBI has learned. The business is solely owned by Norwegian commercial broadcaster TV2 after its founding partner, Swedish broadcaster TV4, pulled out last year. TV2 subsequently recruited financial advisors to find a new […]