BBCWW launches Nordic production studio

The commercial arm of the BBC is capitalizing on a Nordic appetite for British programming with the launch of a production outfit in the region helmed by Anders Fuchs (pictured).
February 17, 2016

BBC Worldwide (BBCWW) is capitalizing on a Nordic appetite for British programming with a production outfit in the region helmed by Anders Fuchs (pictured).

BBC Worldwide Productions Nordics, which will be entirely owned by BBCWW and based in Denmark, will team with Danish studio Nordisk Film TV to produce original unscripted formats.

Fuchs will serve as head of content and operations for BBC Worldwide Productions Nordics where he will work closely alongside the Banijay Group-owned Nordisk across four Nordic countries. He will oversee an existing slate of 150 non-scripted formats for the region, including The Big Painting ChallengeUltimate Hell Week and The Getaway Car.

Previously, Fuchs served as an executive development and digital producer at Nordisk Film TV, and as an assistant producer at DR, the Danish Broadcasting Corporation.

Existing local format productions in the region by the BBC’s commercial arm will remain unaffected. Previous BBCWW format sales to the Nordic market include The Great British Bake Off, The Week the Women Went, Honey We’re Killing the Kids and The Weakest Link.

The new venture now joins wholly-owned BBCWW production houses in France, India and the U.S. BBCWW also operates German outfit Tower Productions – a joint venture with All3Media – and it has also partnered for an entertainment format production with FremantleMedia in Australia.

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