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Canadian drama ‘Hudson & Rex’ finds home in UK, Nordics & Spain

UKTV’s Alibi, TV4 in Sweden, TV2 in Denmark and Forta in Spain have picked up the English-language version of cop drama Hudson & Rex. The police series is produced by Shaftesbury and Pope Productions, in association with Canada’s CityTV and Beta Film, which distributes globally. It is the first English-language adaptation of the European scripted […]

News round-up: Eccho snags Korean drama deal; Scorpion’s ‘Seahorse’ sells; TVF joins Netflix-bound David Foster doc

CJENM’s Eccho expands SBS scripted format deal Eccho Rights, the Nordic-based distributor backed by CJENM, has struck a new scripted formats pact with fellow South Korean media giant SBS. The agreement with SBS Contents Hub will see Eccho represent SBS scripted formats Queen Of Ambition and Incarnation Of Money, expanding the companies’ existing scripted format […]

TBI Formats: What next for IP creators in a world of diminishing returns?

The format business is unlike any other part of the TV sector. The right idea can keep a company afloat for years or even decades after it was first thought up – and what works for one country often works for another. That means repeat customers in multiple markets over the long-term, all derived from […]

Endemol Shine lands multiple ‘MasterChef’ deals in Nordics

TV4 in Sweden has commissioned the country’s first local version of culinary competition series MasterChef All Stars, one of a number of new Nordic deals struck by format owner Endemol Shine Group. TV4 has also ordered an 11th season of the original MasterChef format to air 2021, after last month’s 10th run secured its highest […]

TV4’s Maria Mowbray & Cem Yeter launch prodco with private equity backing

Swedish exec duo Maria Mowbray and Cem Yeter, head of development and deputy head of channels at TV4, are stepping down to start a new production company that has been backed by private equity (PE). Dare Television, which is being launched with Swedish PE firm Holtback Group, will create and produce entertainment, documentary and drama […]

‘MasterChef: All Stars’ secures remakes in Brazil, Sweden

Broadcasters in Brazil and Sweden have ordered local remakes of Endemol Shine Group’s culinary format MasterChef: All Stars. Endemol Shine Brazil is set to produce a 10 x 75 minute version for Brazilian networks Bandeirantes and Discovery Home Health, while Endemol Shine Nordics-owned Meter TV will create the 8 x 44 minute Swedish show for […]

‘Big Brother’ returns to Sweden on TV4

Endemol Shine’s Big Brother has landed its fourth European comeback territory, with TV4 commissioning a new run of the format. The free-to-air channel has commissioned Endemol Shine’s Swedish prodco Meter for a fresh adaptation of the show, which last aired in Sweden in 2015 on Kanal 11. The new show will debut next year. The […]

Show of the Week: Agent Hamilton

Agent Hamilton is Beta Film’s high-profile adaptation of Jan Guillou’s bestselling novel series Hamilton, with the show set to receive its world premiere next month at MIPCOM. The 10 x 60 minute drama has a central English-language narrative and was originally commissioned by Bonnier Broadcasting for its linear network TV4 and streamer C-More. The series, […]

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 […]

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