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News round-up: Baby Cow adds Objective producer; Fremantle deals in Russia; Armoza’s ‘Connected’ moves in Finland

Baby Cow appoints Objective’s Maisah Thompson Steve Coogan’s Baby Cow Productions has bolstered its scripted comedy team with the appointment of Maisah Thompson from Objective Fiction. Thompson becomes development producer at Baby Cow, with a remit to expand the company’s scripted comedy slate, its development of new comedy ideas, and its network of diverse talent. […]

NBCUniversal strikes kids deal with Nordic Entertainment Group

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has finalised a kids content partnership with NBCUniversal International Distribution for its Viaplay streaming service and Viasat pay-TV channels. Titles coming to Viaplay and Viasat as a result of the deal include upcoming DreamWorks Animation series Where’s Waldo?, Cleopatra In Space and Dragons: Defenders of Berk, as well as NBCUniversal […]

Hat Trick hires ex-Gaumont exec for first acquisitions role

Hat Trick International (HTI) has hired former Gaumont exec Hana Zidek as its first acquisitions executive for third party titles. Zidek has been at HTI for 13 months on maternity cover for Sarah Bickley, who is now back in her role as senior sales executive. In this role, Zidek sold scripted series and formats, in […]

Google exec to lead Discovery Nordics digital unit

Google exec Karin Bonde has left the tech giant to become VP of Discovery Networks Nordics’ digital entertainment business. The new role will see Bonde leading operations in Sweden, Norway and Denmark, working on growing the unit through new business models and digital content types. She begins her new role next Tuesday (August 22), based […]

Broadcasters join Robot Wars

UK battling robots series Robot Wars has been acquired by a raft of international broadcasters. The sales come as UK pubcaster the BBC orders a second season of the rebooted series after a successful summer run on BBC Two. Internationally, Viasat World has bought the finished first series for its Explore Channel in the central […]

MTV Finland adds Discovery, Viasat execs in shake-up

Bonnier Broadcasting-owned Finnish commercial broadcaster MTV’s CEO Jarkko Nordlund has named a new management team, with Discovery’s Sami Vikback taking charge of the group’s advertising business and Viasat’s Johannes Leppännen becoming head of pay TV. Nordlund (pictured) has hired Vikback from Discovery Networks Sweden, where had the role of chief revenueofficer, to take charge of […]

MTG: cost savings boost results

The programme of cost cutting at Modern Times Group has helped boost its half-year profits, the company said this morning. The pan-European free and pay TV company added that it has tweaked the price of its pay offerings and added more content, and the performance of its traditional businesses are allowing it to sink more […]

Media giants dominate Euro TV, US impact grows

A group of 15 media giants dominate pay TV within the European Union, accounting for almost 70% of the bloc’s pay TV homes, according to new research. The European Audiovisual Observatory reports that ownership is becoming more consolidated among this group as national players make expand beyond their domestic bases. Deutsche Telekom, Liberty Global, Orange, […]

MTG exec heads to Turner Nordic

Modern Times Group’s Jeppe Damgaard as been appointed as Turner Broadcasting System Nordic’s director of distribution. Damgaard will negotiate deals for the Cartoon Network, Boomerang, TCM, CNN International and TNT channels with pay TV providers in the region. He joins from broadcaster MTG, having spent nearly a decade within the wider Viasat business. “We are […]

Viasat launches pair of new channels

The Modern Times Group is rolling out two new channels, Viasat Series and Viasat Films, and amending the line-ups of other Viasat offerings. The new nets will launch in Denmark, Norway and Sweden and the content from the linear services will also be on the Viaplay streaming service. In connection to the launch of Viasat […]

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