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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 […]

Ran Telem sets up first ever Finland/Spain drama

Drama exec Ran Telem is working up a Finnish-Spanish crime drama. Former Keshet exec Telem joined Spanish media giant Mediapro earlier this year, and alongside Mediapro’s David Troncoso, YLE drama chief Jarmo Lampela, and Noir author Matti Laine, is developing the new show. The Paradise will be a thriller set among the Finnish community living […]

Nurses producer Yellow hires ex-YLE drama chief

Nurses creator Yellow Film & Television has a new chief creative officer in the shape of former YLE drama acquisitions chief Olli Tola. The experienced exec, who has worked in scripted for 30 years, will lead Yellow’s drama and comedy development projects. “We see Mr. Tola’s recruitment as an integral part of Yellow Film & […]

German pubcaster joins blue-chip BBC series

German pubcaster WDR will coproduce BBC natural history series Ocean. WDR is already a coproducer on BBC blue chip series Africa and Wild Atlantic. Ocean is a 7x50mins series set to deliver in 2017, which follows on from Blue Planet. It will use new filming techniques such as gryo-stabilised aerial camera system, remotely operated submarines […]

YLE ploughs extra €20m to high-end drama

Finnish pubcaster YLE is a locate an extra €20 million (US$22.8 million) into high-end drama development and acquisitions as in a bid to bolster its international standing. This comes after a government parliamentary group laid down an obligation following a report in June. While YLE’s production capabilities are set to decrease, there is a desire […]

BBC First, CBC hear The A Word

BBC First is Australia and CBC in Canada are the latest buyers of Keshet International-sold British drama The A Word. European pubcasters YLE, from Finland, Iceland (RUV), Croatia (HRT) and Slovenia (RTV) have also licensed the series, along with pay TV platform Yes in Israel. This comes as American coproducer SundanceTV came onboard the second […]

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