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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.

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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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