Several Scandinavian terrestrial broadcasters have snapped up Parthenon Entertainment’s programming in the history, nature, science and human interest genres.
TV10 in Sweden acquired 65 hours of blue-chip science and history titles, which included Sports Science (13 x 60 minutes), a series that tests top athletes performing experiments.
Also in Sweden, SVT acquired a seven-hour package, including the one-hour one-off Cuba: Accidental Eden (pictured), which focuses on the country’s wilderness and urban landscapes.
In Norway, NRK bought the rights to Parthenon’s nature series Baby Planet (13 x 30 minutes), while YLE in Finland acquired six hours of nature and history docs, including Japan’s Secret Weapon (1 x 60 minutes HD) and Kingdom of the Forest (1 x 60 minutes HD), which spoptlights the ecosystem of a primeval forest and its life cycles.
Lastly, DR-TV in Denmark and NRK in Norway both picked up human interest doc Men Who Swim (1 x 60 minutes HD), which features a group of middle-aged men who are unlikely members of Sweden’s all-male synchronized swimming team.