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Nordic World brokers five first-look deals in Europe

Scandinavian distributor Nordic World continues to make strides in its international expansion strategy with a batch of first-look deals with five European indies.
February 26, 2014

Scandinavian distributor Nordic World continues to make strides in its international expansion strategy with a batch of first-look deals with five European indies.

The Norway-based group, which is owned by Nordic broadcasters TV2 Norway and TV4 Sweden, has made deals with Denmark’s STV and Doceye, Sweden’s OTW, Norway’s Feelgood and Wales’s Cwmni Da.

The slate of partnerships comes after Nordic World announced last month that it would acquire a majority stake in format agency Absolutely Independent. The distributor also made a first-look deal with London-based format company Boxatricks in January.

The efforts are part of Nordic World’s goal of setting up a network of creative hubs and alliances across Northern Europe and the U.S.

Jan Salling, Nordic World chief operating officer and sales director, said in a statement: “While Nordic World seeks opportunities outside its home market to maintain its growth momentum, it is also vital that it remains the preferred partner for the most creative producers and rights-owners in its Nordic heartland. These deals reflect our determination to be the home of the best third-party content on the market — no matter where it comes from.”

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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