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ITV buys Danish indie United

UK broadcaster ITV is continuing its prodco shopping spree, acquiring Danish factual and entertainment indie United, for an undisclosed sum.
February 28, 2014

UK broadcaster ITV is continuing its prodco shopping spree, acquiring Danish factual and entertainment indie United, for an undisclosed sum.

United was founded in 2012 by producers Louise Ellerbæk and Mads Lund, and specialises in factual, entertainment and reality shows in Denmark, with an emphasis on international formats.

Paul Buccieri, MD of ITV Studios International and president and CEO of ITV Studios US Group, said: “The acquisition of United further strengthens our production capabilities in the Nordics.

“The company has a great track record in the region, with two exceptional and experienced leaders at the helm. I am delighted to welcome them to the ITV group and look forward to helping them realise their ambitions both in the Nordics and internationally.”

Lund has a background in journalism and is a former Editor at TV2 Denmark. Ellerbæk, meanwhile, has worked as an executive producer for TV2 and SBS/Kanal 4.

In a joint statement, Lund and Ellerbæk added: “ITV has a fantastic history in entertainment and formatted factual.  We are looking forward to collaborating on formats and programmes with our sister ITV companies in the Nordic region.”

The deal comes after ITV earlier this month acquired a majority stake in the U.S. indie DiGa Vision.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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