TV

Eyeworks acquires Nordisk Film TV Finland

Dutch production group Eyeworks has acquired Nordisk Film TV Finland, the producer of international formats Singing Bee and Finland's Worst Driver, to add to its network of companies.
July 16, 2013

Dutch production group Eyeworks has acquired Nordisk Film TV Finland, the producer of international formats Singing Bee and Finland’s Worst Driver, to add to its network of companies.

Nordisk Film TV Finland, which makes the television productions of MRP Matila Röhr Productions Oy, will be renamed Eyeworks Finland and will be headed by Antti Väisänen, who will serve as managing director.

Eyeworks Finland will be majority owned by the Eyeworks Group and Eyework’s Finland’s domestic operative management, and will remain in Helsinki. MRP Matila Röhr will remain a movie production company, and is not part of the deal.

Nordisk Film TV Finland’s output includes A Little Bit Of Fixing, the ski resort reality show Ylläs, reality show Kalajoen Hiekat, the lifestyle show Going Home, and the dating show Love Connection.

The production company has also produced international formats for various Finnish networks including Singing Bee, The Great Bake Off, Who Do You Think You Are? and Celebrity Wedding Planner.

“This is a natural phase in the growth of our TV operations,” said Väisänen. “I’m very happy about the company’s new owner base, which secures the same kind of entrepreneurial spirit and creative identity we’ve always had.”

“We see it as an important step to add Finland to our creative network,” added the CEO and founder of the Eyeworks Group, Reinout Oerlemans. “Creative exchange and collaboration is getting more and more important worldwide, but also between neighboring countries.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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