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ITV takes minority stake in Nordic VOD channel

UK broadcaster ITV has taken a minority stake in Nordic VOD channel Cirkus, which airs factual programming alongside comedies and British drama.
March 21, 2014

UK broadcaster ITV has taken a minority stake in Nordic VOD channel Cirkus, which specializes in scripted British drama, in addition to comedies and factual programming.

Cirkus, which launched in Sweden in December 2013, has long-term program supply agreements with ITV Studios Global Entertainment, BBC Worldwide, Endemol and All3Media International.

The deal between ITV and Cirkus also sees Dan Gopal, senior VP of global digital media at ITV Studios Global Entertainment, joining the board of Cirkus.

“Cirkus is a compelling service that offers a wide choice of the British series that Nordic audiences love so much, available on demand for consumers to enjoy at their convenience,” said Gopal in a statement.

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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