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Former RTL exec to run rival TV2

Dirk Gerkens will become the new boss of Hungarian commercial broadcaster TV2, returning to the country he left last year amid claims he had received death threats over his company’s position on a local advertising tax. Gerkens had run RTL-owned RTL Klub for 13 years before stepping down last March. Several local reports said he […]

Nordic World adds Monday, Feelgood shows

Distributor Nordic World has scored representation deals with pan-Scandinavian producer Monday Media and Norway’s Feelgood Scene Film & TV. This gives the London- and Oslo-based firm 200 hours of new programming for its MIPCOM catalogue. Monday is the only remaining pan-Scandinavian independent producer. TV2-owned Nordic World has picked up the firm’s entire formats, ready-made and […]

NHK, Canal+ buy Escape From ISIS doc

NHK in Japan and France’s Canal+ are among buyers of Escape From ISIS. ZDF (Germany), TV Globo (Brazil), the ABC (Australia) SVT (Sweden), VRT (Belgium), DR (Denmark), RTL (Holland), TV3 (Spain), TV2 (Norway), YLE (Finland), TVN (Poland), LRT (Lithuania) and ERR (Estonia) have all acquired the doc. France-based distributor Java Films, which turns ten this […]

Alex Polizzi’s Secret Italy travels the globe

Broadcasters from around the world have bought four-part series Alex Polizzi’s Secret Italy from UK-based distributor TwoFour Rights. TLN in Canada, TVB in Hong Kong, BBC Worldwide in China, TrueVisions in Thailand, The LifeStyle Channel in Australia, TVNZ in New Zealand, Nat Geo People in Italy, Fox International Channels Spain, TV2 in Denmark and FTV […]

NHK buys BBC One Agatha Christie drama

Japanese pubcaster NHK is one of a batch of networks to acquire BBC One period drama Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime from distributor All3Media International. NHK will launch the 6x60mins on its main terrestrial channel and follows agreements with the ABC in Australia, Sky in New Zealand, BBC Worldwide Channels for pan-Africa, TV2 in Norway, […]

Millionaire, Weakest Link execs draw Shortest Straw

Norway’s TV2 is attached the first major format pilot from UK-based development firm Boxatricks, with the co-creator of The Weakest Link attached. TV2 and the Israel-based TV Format Fund are backing the production of The Shortest Straw, with distributor Nordic World set to begin selling the format at MIPCOM in October. Additional unnamed investors are […]

TV2 plans to Love it Or List it

Norwegian broadcaster TV2 has acquired 100 hours of property programming from Beyond Distribution. The deal includes 26 new episodes of the original Love it Or List it, plus both seasons of Love it Or List it Vancouver and Love it Or List it UK, and Canadian property format Game of Homes. The Love it Or […]

Scripps, VRT buy Travel Channel’s Breaking Borders

Scripps Networks Asia Pacific and Belgium’s VRT have acquired the US version of TV2 conflict zone cuisine series Breaking Borders. The pair have bought the show from distributor Nordic World, whose parent, TV2, originally developed the format as Dining with the Enemy with documentary maker Gry Winther. The format sees a well-known local war correspondent […]

CBS’s Zoo opens around the world

James Patterson’s CBS drama Zoo has sold to international broadcasters around the world. Sky 1 in the UK, ProSiebenSat.1 in Germany, TF1 in France, Rai in Italy, Mediaset España and Network Ten in Australia are among the buyers from distributor CBS Studios International. The others are M-Net for pan-Africa, Yes in Israel, AXN in India, […]

Networks Escape to the Wild with McCloud

Six overseas channels have acquired Channel 4 factual series Kevin McCloud: Escape to the Wild. Distributor Optomen International has sold the 4x60mins show to Foxtel and ABC in Australia, SBS Discovery Networks Norway, TV2 in Denmark, Ananey in Israel and Spektrum in Central Europe. The show follows Grand Designs presenter McCloud as he looks at […]