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Banijay acquires Nordisk Film TV

Banijay Entertainment announced the acquisition of Nordisk Film TV, one of Northern Europe's largest independent television production companies. The catalog includes entertainment, serial drama, factual and reality and formats like Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Wipeout, Singing Bee and Farmer Wants a Wife. Along with the production side, Banijay has also acquired the distribution arm, Nordisk Film TV World. CEO Jacob Houlind and CCO Peter Hansen will continue to manage and develop the company under its current brand name Nordisk Film TV.
October 13, 2009

Banijay Entertainment announced the acquisition of Nordisk Film TV, one of Northern Europe’s largest independent television production companies. The catalog includes entertainment, serial drama, factual and reality and formats like Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Wipeout, Singing Bee and Farmer Wants a Wife. Along with the production side, Banijay has also acquired the distribution arm, Nordisk Film TV World. CEO Jacob Houlind and CCO Peter Hansen will continue to manage and develop the company under its current brand name Nordisk Film TV.

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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