TV4 Group

TV4 hires ex-Zodiak Americas creative exec

Swedish free and pay TV broadcaster TV4 Group has made two key content appointments, bringing in former Zodiak Americas and Mastiff creative chief Cem Yeter. The broadcast group hired Yeter (pictured) in the new role of creative director. He was previously joint chief creative officer of production outfit Zodiak Americas’ Los Angeles unit, which is […]

TV4 hires film chief for pay TV operations

Swedish free and pay TV broadcaster TV4 Group has named Suzanne Glansborg to the new role of head of feature films with responsibility for film within pay TV channels operation C More and TV4’s joint drama unit. Glansborg previously worked for the Swedish Film Institute as a consultant, first for films and subsequently for drama […]

TV4 hires new ENT boss

TV4 has brought in Sanny Ekstrand to run its digital entertainment division ENT. Taking over from Maria Wiss, who left TV4 to run a market research firm, Ekstrand takes the role after a stint as an advisor at Woo, a digital advertising platform run by TV4-owner Bonnier. He has previously worked for TV4, as head […]

Svensk Filmindustri rebrands as SF

Svensk Filmindustri, one of Europe’s oldest film and television studios, has rebranded as SF Studios. The company launched in 1919 and as such has a huge library of Nordic titles. SF became part of Bonnier Growth Media in 2012, and has recently focused on restructuring operations to suit market demands. On the digital front it […]

Restructure brings together TV4 and C More

Swedish TV company TV4 Group and parent company Bonnier have the group’s broadcasting activities in a new structure that will “unleash the full potential of Bonnier Broadcasting”, according to CEO Casten Almqvist. Bonnier Broadcasting will now serve as a parent company for TV4, which will be the umbrella unit for free-to-air TV, and sister unit […]

Welcome to Sweden producer joins TV4

Jarowskij’s Johanna Bergenstråhle is joining Swedish broadcaster TV4 as its new executive producer for drama and comedy. Bergenstråhle (pictured) is best known as producer of TV’s culture-clash comedy Welcome to Sweden, which was a coproduction with US broadcaster NBC and Entertainment One Television. Her appointment comes as TV4 looks to bolster its high-end drama credentials, […]

C More appoints programming chief

Sweden-based content group C More Entertainment has appointed Bo Thörnwall to the post of director of programmes as the firm gears up for its new SVOD platform. C More will later this year launch a C More-branded SVOD service with Svensk Filmindustri and Finland’s MTV later this year, as the firm shifts from linear broadcasting […]

TV4 names first on-demand channel chief

Swedish free and pay TV commercial broadcaster TV4 Group has named Anton Glanzelius as the new channel manager for on-demand service TV4 Play. Glanzelius has worked alongside TV4 channel director Mathias Berg on developing an ad-funded digital video offering for TV4 since last autumn. His new post is a new role. TV4 said requests on […]

Profits dip at Sweden’s TV4

Swedish broadcaster TV4 Group saw a dip in profit in 2014 on flat revenues, but reported strong performance for digital platform TV4 Play. The group posted revenues of SEK4.206 billion (US$508.9 million), up very slightly from 2013’s SEK4.204 billion, after having seen strong revenue growth in the prior year. Operating profit fell from SEK783 million […]

Hansson takes TV4 post as Mowbray leaves

Jakob Hansson will become acting programme manager at Sweden’s TV4 Group when incumbent Maria Mowbray retires next month. Hansson (pictured) is currently development manager, public TV at TV4, having previously worked at Nice Entertainment-owned Titan as director of development. He joined TV4 last year. Mowbray is leaving after 20 years at TV4 late in February. […]

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