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
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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