TV2


TV2 bags Spike series

Norwegian commercial broadcaster TV2 has acquired a number of Spike series from Viacom International Media Networks. With TV2 looking for gender-neutral shows, it has acquired seasons one to three of Catch a Contractor, plus Framework, Frankenfood, Gym Rescue and Hungry Investigators. This comes ahead of Spike’s debut international launch, in the UK on Wednesday, April […]

Hulu goes to Wonderland with Beta

US streaming service Hulu is among buyers of the Beta Film-sold drama Wonderland. Beta has also secured deals with Bell Media’s CTV in Canada, the Hot platform in Israel, RTL in the Netherlands, TV2 in Norway, Viasat in the Baltic region and Fox International Channels in the Balkans. Negotiations in several other territories in Europe […]

Airport, Brothel sell for Hat Trick

Hat Trick International heads into MIPTV on the back of sales of new factual pair Bangkok Airport and The Mega Brothel. Both shows come out of HTI’s first-look distribution deal with UK indie Keo Films. Bangkok Airport has gone to Nine Network in Australia, Discovery Networks in Sweden, Nat Geo People in Asia, the Middle […]

Denmark’s TV2 plays Happy Families

Danish broadcaster TV2 has commissioned a local version of Happy Families, a format from Twofour Group that runs on ITV in the UK. The Danish version will run to seven episodes and launch on March 23 under the title Family Denmark – A Close-Up. Danish prodcos Koncern is producing. The fixed-rig format, which Twofour Rights […]

Kids TV first for Denmark’s Funny Shorts

Danish distributor The Funny Shorts Company is expanding into children’s TV for the first time and has launched a sub-brand to handle its growing catalogue. Funny Shorts, which former Media Entertainment Group exec Mads Dirckinck-Holmfeld launched in 2010, has created FSC Media, a subsidiary brand that will oversee the company’s catalogue of funny clips and […]

Nordic World’s Absolutely files for bankruptcy

Absolutely Independent, the Amsterdam-based formats business owned by Nordic World, has filed for bankruptcy in a Dutch court, TBI has learned. Nordic World confirmed the news today, with CEO Espen Huseby (pictured) telling TBI the company had sought every alternative, but ultimately was forced to seek a bankruptcy filing for Absolutely. “I can confirm Absolutely […]

News brief: Timber Kings falls in France

French channel RMC Decouverte has acquired titles including Timber Kings and Dynamo: Magician Impossible from UK-based Passion Distribution. The DTT net has also taken So You Think You’d Survive, while rival French nets Voyage and Planete A&E have also acquired new factual fare. Italy’s De Agonstini has bought shows such as World’s Angriest and Angry […]

Sky Vision’s What Went Down generates sales

More than 60 territories have taken on user-generated content clip show What Went Down since its launch at MIPCOM last year, distributor Sky Vision has said. The 104×30 factual entertainment show has gone to broadcasters including Fox International Channels in Finland and the Netherlands, Seven Network in Australia, Globosat in Brazil, TV2 in Denmark and […]

Miss Universe Pageant entices FIC, Turner

Fox International Channels in Southeast Asia and Japan and Turner International in Latin America are among buyers of the 63rd Miss Universe Pageant. The gala will air live on US network NBC on January 25 from Miami-Doral, Florida, coproduced by The Miss Universe Organization and a Donald Trump and NBUniversal joint venture. FIC and Turner […]

Nordic fund invests in TV4 drama copro

Nordisk Film & TV Fond has invested NOK2 million (US$260,000) in a Swedish drama coproduction that TBI first reported on last year. Modus Operandi (aka Vik/Stubø) comes from FremantleMedia-owned Scandinavian scripted prodco Miso Films, and is based on crime novels from Anne Holt. Miso coproduces with TV4 and German prodco Nadcon. TBI first reported news […]