YLE


Magnify scores first scripted format deal with YLE’s ‘Mental’

Andrea Jackson’s Magnify Media has struck its first scripted format deal, selling Mental into France Télévisions’ VOD platform Slash, with a 10 x 23-minute series set to go into production in May with delivery this Autumn. The original series is produced by It’s Alive Productions and Finland’s state broadcaster YLE. The French adaptation is a co-production from Paris-based Black Sheep Films and […]

DRG acquires sci-fi The White Wall

DRG has picked up the rights to Scandi sci-fi The White Wall.  Produced by Fire Monkey and NICE Drama for Sweden’s SVT and Finland’s YLE, the 8 x 60-minute drama centers on a strange white wall that is found deep underground at the mining site of the world’s largest nuclear waste depository, leaving a project director […]

Cartoon Forum: YLE, 9 Story, Folimage win Tributes

Cartoon Tributes for 2018 have been awarded to Finland’s YLE, French prodco Folimage and Ireland’s 9 Story Distribution International, during the Cartoon Forum event in Toulouse, France. The Cartoon Tributes recognise the work of companies and people that have contributed to the development of the European animation industry over the past year. Near 1,000 participants, […]

The vast Arctic Circle: a copro set to put Finland on the drama map

It is in the icy wilderness of Finland’s Ivalo, with its endless stretches of white snow and intensely bright sun, that a group of the country’s biggest production companies have joined forces to deliver a major new drama series. Kaltrina Bylykbashi reports from the set in Lapland. Sitting in the Ravintola Huippu restaurant at the […]

Walter Presents heads down The River

On-demand service Walter Presents has acquired rights to new Norwegian drama The River in the UK, US and Australia. Canal+ in Poland, ZDF in Germany and Yandex in Russia have also bought the 8x60mins series, which UK-based DRG launched at MIPCOM last year. The River is based on real events and set in a close-knit […]

Nordic pubcasters combine to fight SVOD threat

Public broadcasters in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Iceland are forming an alliance to combat the threat of global SVOD services. The director generals of DR in Denmark, NRK in Norway, SVT in Sweden, YLE in Finland and RUV in Iceland released a joint statement noting their organisations have committed to coproducing a number of […]

Global pubcasters prep online distribution platform

A group of public broadcasters from Europe, Asia and North America are joining forces to launch Panora.tv, a new online distribution platform. The group includes Canada’s CBC and National Film Board, Australia’s ABC, Portugal’s RTP, Switzerland’s RTS, YLE from Finland and RTVE from Spain. Each will contribute programming from their territory to create a local […]

Euro nets bring in Ollie & Moon

Two European channels have acquired Cottonwood Media’s kids TV toon The Ollie & Moon Show. Super! in Italy and YLE in Finland have both acquired the 52x11mins series, which is based on books from author and illustrator Diane Kredensor and was developed by Richard Vargas (Zack & Quack). The series is now in around 160 […]

BBCWW takes Bowie film global

HBO has bought David Bowie: The Last Five Years, the BBC feature doc about the iconic rock star who died last year. In the wake of the US deal, BBC Worldwide also told TBI about a raft of sales for the film across Europe and further afield, with ABC Australia, Arte and Viacom among the […]

Sky and Scandis buy Babylon Berlin

Beta Film has sealed a raft of deals for Babylon Berlin, the upcoming €40 million (US$42 million) German period drama. Pay TV operator Sky has acquired the show for the UK and Germany, and Beta Film has also locked in several Scandi deals, with SVT Sweden, NRK Norway, DR Denmark, YLE Finland and RUV Iceland […]

1 2 3 7