Sweden’s TV4 seeks drama chief as Piodor Gustafsson exits to return to production

TV4’s head of drama, Piodor Gustafsson, is stepping down from the Swedish commercial broadcaster after three years in the role. Gustafsson is returning to production but will remain an advisor for the Telia-owned broadcaster. TV4’s head of production, Johanna Lind, is to take interim charge while a successor to Gustafsson is sought. During his time […]

TV4 & C More among buyers for Channel 4’s Kardashian docuseries

TV4 and C More in Scandanavia are among companies to have picked up Optomen’s two-part series, The Kardashians: A Billion Dollar Dynasty. The show, which tracks how the family have risen to become famous, will debut in the US on NBCUniversal’s E! on 1 May , with distributor All3Media International also striking deals with TV4, […]

Show of the Week: Estonia

Fact-based eight-part drama series diving into the true events of the sinking of the MS Estonia off the coast of Finland in 1994. Caught in a catastrophic storm, the ship sank within 30 minutes, claiming the lives of 852 people – despite a dramatic rescue attempt under the most difficult of conditions. This dramatised version […]

TF1, RTL, & Seven among 77 global buyers of ‘Harry: The Interview’

TF1 in France, RTL in Germany, Seven Network in Australia and Globo in Brazil are among buyers in 77 countries that have picked up ITN Productions’ Harry: The Interview. The 90-minute show, which debuted on ITV1 and ITVX in the UK on Sunday, has been sold by ITV Studios around the world, with Discovery in […]

Swedish format ‘Trash Or Treasure’ lands second Spanish regional remake

Spanish regional broadcaster À Punt has become the seventh company to order a local version of Swedish format Trash Or Treasure. The entertainment gameshow, to be known locally as Tresor O Trasto, is being produced for the Valencian broadcaster by Banijay’s Cuarzo Producciones. Its commissioning comes after the October launch of the format in Spain […]

Sweden’s TV4 rejigs management with content chief Åsa Sjöberg departing

Swedish broadcaster TV4 has overhauled its senior management team as it extends its focus on streaming, with veteran content chief Åsa Sjöberg among those stepping down amid the reshuffle. The changes, which follow the appointment of Mathias Berg as CEO to replace Casten Almqvist, are part of the company’s moves to “tie TV4’s content closer […]

ITV, TV4 & Nine land dating format ‘My Mum, Your Dad’

UK broadcaster ITV, Sweden’s TV4 and Nine Network in Australia have all picked up new ITV Studios reality dating format My Mum, Your Dad. Originally created by father-daughter duo, Greg and Hayley Daniels, for HBO Max, with the title My Mom, Your Dad, ITV Studios acquired international rights via ITV America and the Global Creative […]

Pluto TV hires Magine, TV4 alum to oversee Nordic deals

Paramount’s FAST streaming service Pluto TV has hired a former TV4 Sweden exec to work across its acquisitions activity. Annica Lindeberg took up the role of senior manager for content partnerships at Pluto’s Stockholm office last month, with a remit to create the service’s acquisitions strategy for the Nordic region. She will also work closely with […]

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