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SBS Discovery joins Nordisk Film & TV Fund

Norway’s second-largest commercial broadcaster SBS Discovery and its flagship channel TVNorge are joining the Nordisk Film & TV Fond (Fund). SBS Discovery’s Swedish network Kanal 5 has been part of the fund, which allocates capital to Scandinavian programmes and films, since 2008. The fund has a budget of around NOK90 million (US$12.7 million) for 2015 […]

Nordic World ‘disagreement’ leads to Geneste exit

Nordic World has terminated a consultancy agreement with Patty Geneste just weeks after completing a deal to acquire her formats distributor, Absolutely Independent, TBI can reveal. Geneste’s departure follows a disagreement over the future direction of Nordic World, according to a statement on behalf of the Nordic World board from Trond Kvernstrom, who is director […]

CBS inks volume deal with TV2

CBS Studios International has widened the terms of its programming deal with TV2, which will give the Norwegian free-to-air broadcaster new CBS series including Madam Secretary (pictured). The political drama recently bowed on CBS in the US, winning 13.8 million viewers. Other new series covered by the volume deal include Scorpion. It will also have […]

Liberty of London in pre-Cannes sales

DCD Rights’ doc series about a London department store has sold to broadcasters in Europe and Australasia. Liberty of London, which went out on Channel 4 in the UK, has gone to NRK in Norway, Viasat in Sweden, TV2 in Denmark, VPRO in the Netherlands, Foxtel in Australia and BBC Worldwide in New Zealand. Season […]

News brief: Israel’s BOOM! sell to Kazahkstan

Keshet International game show BOOM! has sold to Kazakhstani net Channel Seven. Arai Production will produce a 34-episode version of the format, which launched in Spain to 15.6% audience share on Antena 3 on Tuesday (September 9). Fox in the US, TV2 in Hungary, VTM in Belgium and TF1 in France are also lining up […]

Fortitude pre-buyers revealed

Canal+ in France and TV2 in Denmark are among the pre-buyers of big-budget Sky Atlantic and Pivot TV drama Fortitude. The completed list also comprises SVT in Sweden, YLE in Finland, Super Channel in Canada, NRK in Norway, RUV in Iceland, DBS in Israel and OTE in Greece. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and PBS Distribution […]

Scandi nets pre-buy ITVS-sold Swedish drama

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has sold upcoming Swedish mystery thriller Jordskott – the Tales of Silverhöjd (WT) to an Icelandic channel. RUV in Iceland has acquired the 10-part show, which will ITVSGE will launch to the international market at MIPCOM, while YLE in Finland and TV2 in Norway has also bought it – but did […]

Sewing Bee heads to Denmark

Danish terrestrial broadcaster TV2 Fri has ordered its first BBC Worldwide-sold format. The network has commissioned local prodco Metronome to create a version of the BBC’s Sewing Bee knitting competition series, which Love Productions originally created. The show will launch on TV2 Fri this fall. “We are very excited about selecting Sewing Bee for TV2 […]

Buyers descend on Scandinavian Screenings

More than 80 international buyers have this week travelled to Denmark to check out the latest wares of Scandinavian producers and broadcasters, according to the Nordisk Film & TV Fund. The three-day 2014 Scandinavian Screenings began in the Danish capital Copenhagen on Wednesday (June 4) at pubcaster DR’s headquarters. Around 130 documentaries, dramas, children’s series […]

CEE pay TV broadcaster nabs ex-HBO Europe exec

Poland’s SPI International has appointed a former HBO Europe country manager to take on the same role for its upcoming Hungarian portfolio. As of June 1, Tamás Fülöp has been overseeing SPI’s local FoxBox movie channels, and soon-to-launch thematic hannels bouquet. His overall remit comprises FightBox HD, FashionBox HD, DocuBox HD, 360 TuneBox, Fast&FunBox and […]

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