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Scandi nets team for series based on murdered journalist Kim Wall

Denmark’s TV 2 and Sweden’s TV4 and C More have partnered with Miso Film to develop Investigation, a brand new Scandinavian crime series based on the investigation of the murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall. Written and directed by Tobias Lindholm (Borgen), the drama will offer a unique insight into the complex investigation carried out […]

Crisis measures planned as #MeToo wave catches TV4

The CEO of Swedish free and pay TV broadcaster TV4, Casten Almqvist (pictured), has announced a new “no exceptions, no tolerance” policy on sexual harassment and discrimination following revelations concerning popular DIY and interior design programme Äntligen Hemma and its host Martin Timell. Timell has been the subject of accusations of sexual harassment, racism and […]

Victoria reigns in Europe, Israel

ITV period drama Victoria has found new homes in Italy, Russia and Israel. The Mammoth Screen-produced series is going to satellite broadcaster Yes in Israel, free TV network Mediaset in Italy and Russian VOD service IVI. In Italy, the show recently launched on La Effe a pay channel owned by the Feltrinelli Group distributed on […]

C More extends SVOD service

TV4 Group-owned C More is launching its subscription video-on-demand service in Finland as part of an expansion of a service that laid claim to be the fastest growing SVOD offering in Sweden last year. The cost of investing in its subscription video-on-demand service led to a higher than expected loss for C More last year, […]

Endemol Shine poaches MTG exec for Nordics

Endemol Shine Nordics has poached Modern Times Group programming exec Karin Stjärne to become its CEO. This comes after a restructure that resulted the departures of Bertil Rosenlund and Victoria Kjellberg, as announced in November last year. Stjärne (pictured) joins from MTG, where she was VP of programming for MTG Sweden, and will cover all […]

Nurses producer Yellow hires ex-YLE drama chief

Nurses creator Yellow Film & Television has a new chief creative officer in the shape of former YLE drama acquisitions chief Olli Tola. The experienced exec, who has worked in scripted for 30 years, will lead Yellow’s drama and comedy development projects. “We see Mr. Tola’s recruitment as an integral part of Yellow Film & […]

Vimeo strikes TV4 SVOD deal

Warner Bros.-backed TV4 has struck a deal with Vimeo that will see the latter power more than 20 of TV4 Entertainment’s direct-to-consumer SVOD channels. The first five channels to go live will be: All Warrior Network, car channel Motorland, the ‘great outdoors’-themed Gone TV, fighting channel Blackbelt TV, and documentary channel DocCom TV. The warrior-themed […]

Long Lost Family format finds new home

Finnish free-TV broadcaster Nelonen has ordered a local version of Long Lost Family, the Dutch-originated format in which people are reunited with long lost relatives. The Finnish deal comes as ITV orders a new season of the show, and TLC in the US extends its latest season order after the success of the first eight […]

C More anoints Young Pope

Scandinavian pay TV operator and SVOD provider C More has acquired local rights to big budget European drama The Young Pope. The deal hands C More series premiere rights across Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland on its pan-Nordic SVOD platform and pay TV operation. C More’s Swedish free-to-air sister network TV4 will gain rights to […]

MBO for Nordic World

Espen Huseby has completed a management buy-out of Scandinavian distributor Nordic World for an undisclosed amount. This hands Huseby 100% of the Oslo-based business, which turns over around €3 million (US$3.3 million) and has a portfolio of around 600 titles. “Nordic World has been at the centre of my life – professional and personal – […]

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