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Show of the Week: An Ordinary Woman

An Ordinary Woman is a “grounded” series from Russia with a “breathtaking” performance from Series Mania award-winner Anna Mikhalkova, according to Cineflix Rights’ senior VP of global scripted co-productions Julien Leroux. It follows Marina (Mikhalkova), a seemingly ordinary woman and florist who owns a brothel business as a side gig. Marina’s balance between her day-to-day and […]

Show of the week: Hidden

Distributor: Banijay Rights Producer: Yellow Bird Channel: Viaplay/TV3 Concept: A man declared dead after a tragic fall comes back to life, only to find he is part of an otherworldly group that can never die Supernatural thriller Hidden originates from Modern Times Group-owned Nordic streaming service Viaplay, the home of such international hits as Black […]

The Nordics take on ITV’s Love Island

ITV Studios (ITVS) has sold its record-breaking format Love Island across the Nordics in Denmark, Finland and Norway. TV3 has ordered the show in Denmark and Norway, while MTV3 has commissioned it in Finland. ITV Studios’ local production labels, United Productions, ITVS Norway and ITVS Finland, will produce the show in their respective territories. All three […]

Walter Presents heads down The River

On-demand service Walter Presents has acquired rights to new Norwegian drama The River in the UK, US and Australia. Canal+ in Poland, ZDF in Germany and Yandex in Russia have also bought the 8x60mins series, which UK-based DRG launched at MIPCOM last year. The River is based on real events and set in a close-knit […]

MTG reveals Hidden Swedish original

MTG Studios has revealed its next original drama Hidden, fronted by Izabella Scorupco (GoldenEye) and August Wittgenstein (The Crown). Based in Stockholm, the Swedish thriller will premier exclusively on MTG’s Nordic streaming service Viaplay in 2018, followed by TV3 in Sweden. A similar model has been used for various Viaplay originals, including upcoming Norwegian drama Wisting. […]

MTG preps ‘biggest ever’ drama from Norway

MTG’s production arm is lining up a drama series for broadcaster TV3 and SVOD service that’s billed as “one of Norway’s biggest ever” dramas. The total budget of MTG Studios’ Wisting was not revealed, but the Norwegian Film Institute is alone investing NOK10.5 million (US$1.3 million). MTG Studios has been ramping up production to supply […]

SVT pioneer Annie Wegelius dies at 58

Former SVT programming chief Annie Wegelius has died aged 58 after a protracted battle with breast cancer. It has been a difficult few days for the international TV industry, with Wegelius’ passing coming just days after the death of former National Geographic and FremantleMedia North American chief David Lyle. Wegelius had a long career spanning […]

Russia-US content deals for Twin Peaks

Russian pay TV operator Amedia TV has snagged rights to Showtime shows including the upcoming Twin Peaks reboot. In free TV, the series has also been sold into Russia, with TV3 snapping up the David Lynch show. Showtime programming is distributed by CBS Studios International, which struck the Amedia and TV3 deals. Amedia has Russian […]

BBC Four enters Sweden’s Black Lake

UK network BBC Four has acquired Swedish thriller series Black Lake. The 8x45mins mystery drama follows a group of young friends and a series on unsettling events that occur when they visit an abandoned ski resort. The series comes from Banijay Group-owned Jarowskij and is for TV3 in Sweden, where it has been a top-rating […]

MTG makes €115m from Baltic nets sale

Modern Times Group is selling its operations in the Baltic states to Providence Equity Partners in a deal that values the free, pay TV and radio businesses at €115 million (US$124 million), or twelve times 2016 earnings before interest and tax. MTG said the sale was part of its plan to transform itself  from “a […]

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