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 […]

TF1 buys UK drama The Missing

France’s leading commercial broadcaster TF1 has prebought The Missing, the upcoming UK drama about a father searching for his kidnapped son. The series is the first from ex-Company Pictures boss Charlie Pattinson’s New Pictures (pictured). The production company is backed by All3Media and its international arm is selling the show internationally. The BBC will air […]

Trio of Scandi format deals for ITV Studios

The Nordic division of ITV Studios has sealed three format deals with broadcasters in the region. In Finland, YLE has ordered a local version of The Big Reunion that will run to eight parts and a 90-minute special. The show reunites former pop bands and puts them into training before they go back on stage […]

Miso makes a splash

Danish drama specialist Miso Film is spreading its wings following investment from FremantleMedia. Jesse Whittock headed to Scandinavia to speak with the key players as the company reaches its tenth birthday Simply speaking, the main reason Pete Bose and Jonas Allen decided to sell a majority stake in their business, Denmark-based Miso Film, to FremantleMedia […]

Popstars returns to Denmark after a decade

Music reality format Popstars is returning to Danish screens after ten years away. SBS Discovery has commissioned Banijay-owned Nordisk Film TV to produce a local adaptation for Kanal 5, and casting is already underway ahead of an autumn 2014 launch. The format previously ran for four seasons on Danish channel TV2 between 2001 and 2004, […]

More deals for Keshet’s Boom! Format

Keshet International has shopped its new gameshow format Boom! to TV2 in Hungary and VTM in Belgium. The Israeli distributor launched the format this week at MIPTV and has been drip-feeding through announcements of international deals as the market progressed. It has struck deals with US broadcast network Fox, Spain’s Atresmedia and France’s TF1. The […]

TV2 orders crime drama from Those Who Kill prodco

TV2 in Norway has put a character-driven crime series from Those Who Kill writer Siv Rajendram Eliassen into production. Acquitted comes from the Norwegian wing of FremantleMedia-owned Miso Film and follows a businessman who returns to his native town 20 years after being acquitted of killing his high school sweetheart to find the locals bare […]

News brief: Peace Point shifts 120 hours

Canadian distributor Peace Point Rights has sold more than 120 hours of factual and lifestyle programming to broadcasters around the world. Asian broadcaster LITV has acquired 13x60mins series Food Truck Face Off, while the 13x30mins Colin and Justin’s Cabin Pressure has gone TV2 in Norway and TV2 in Hungary. RTL Lounge in the Netherlands and […]

Dutch M&A firm hires Hegedus to launch UK office

A Dutch management consultancy credited as a key player in Warner Bros.’ 2010 acquisition of Shed Media has appointed former Lionsgate and Viasat executive Beata Hegedus to launch a UK office. Consultancy 3 Rivers has unveiled 3Rivers UK, which Hegedus will oversee as associate, content and business strategy. The unit will offer services such as […]