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MTG drafts in ex-DR, Metronome execs for new Danish digital studio

Scandinavian broadcaster and production group MTG is launching a digital studio in Denmark, with former DR and Metronome execs joining as a result. Nice One Denmark will be part of MTG’s Nice Entertainment Group. Nice One brands already exist in Sweden and Norway. Metronome Productions digital business chief Klara Sofie Svendsen and former DR1 and […]

Voice co-creator named Strix Benelux CEO

A former Talpa Media and BBC entertainment exec credited for co-creating The Voice and I Love My Country has joined Strix Benelux as CEO, with Roy Aalderink exiting. Vincent Dijkema (pictured) will lead the Nice Entertainment Group-owned prodco from January 2018, replacing Aalderink, who left the business earlier this autumn. Aalderink had been in the […]

Nice buys Swedish drama house Matador

Scandinavia’s Nice Entertainment Group has bought Swedish drama producer Matador Films. The deal, financial terms of which were not disclosed, will see MTG-owned Nice group Matador with subsidiary Nice Drama. Matador is best known for Äkta Människor / Real Humans, a sci-fi drama for Swedish pubcaster SVT that was remade in English for the UK’s […]

New CEO at DRG as Fox focuses on Atrium

Richard Halliwell has been named CEO of UK-based distributor DRG, with Jeremy Fox vacating the post and becoming executive chairman to focus on drama venture Atrium TV. Halliwell (right) joined DRG from BBC Worldwide in 2013, and was most recently managing director. He is credited with helping the business diversify its operations, taking it to […]

Ex-ITV Studios exec joins DRG drama club

Former ITV Studios, Shine Group and Cineflix exec Dave Clarke has joined UK-based DRG to bolster its drama ranks. Clarke has signed a 12-month contract as scripted development and acquisitions consultant. Besides working with the DRG acquisitions team to find new scripted programmes, he will also locate suitable projects for the recently announced Atrium TV […]

Nice names new CEO as Aass makes MTG switch

Nice Entertainment Group has hired a new CEO after incumbent Morten Aass was named at the head of the Scandinavian producer’s broadcaster cousin in Norway. Modern Times Group content exec Morten Mogensen (pictured left) will now lead Nice (below right), with Aass becoming CEO of Modern Times Group Norway. Nice sits within European broadcasting group […]

Nordic drama veterans found Fire Monkey

Two of Scandinavian drama’s biggest-name producers, Roope Lehtinen and Mikko Pöllä, have joined forces to found a scripted development company. Fire Monkey is billed as “an independent drama development and showrunning company serving broadcasters and studios in the Nordics and internationally”. As Nice Entertainment Group co-founder Lehtinen told TBI earlier this month, the company will […]

DRG hires Sky Vision, Zodiak sales execs

Nice Entertainment Group distributor DRG has brought on sales executives from Sky Vision and Zodiak Rights following an uptick in turnover. Amity Easter Utley is exiting Sky-owned sales company Sky Vision to take on distribution responsibilities for DRG in Spain and Portugal, while Jo Halstead is leaving Banijay Group’s Zodiak to oversee Japan, Southeast Asia, […]

Moskito names new CEO after founder exits

Nice Entertainment’s Finnish prodco, Moskito Television, has named a new chief executive after the founder and previous CEO, Roope Lehtinen, announced his exit. Riina Kullas has been upped to the top job at the formats- and drama-focused prodco, effective Tuesday (November 1), having previously been head of entertainment. Lehtinen (pictured) is exiting to create what […]

AMC, Nat Geo explore Baby Animals in the Wild

AMC Networks International in Spain and National Geographic in Latin America and Asia have acquired wildlife programming from distributor DRG. Baby Animals in the Wild has gone to AMC, Nat Geo, LIC in China and Next Step Television in Thailand. Next Step and AMC have also acquired rights to Baby Animals in Our World. Both […]

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