Trond Kvernstrøm is stepping down from Modern Times Group-owned TV2 Norway, with Trygve Rønningen set to partially replace him in the role.
Kvernstrøm will exit the broadcaster as program and channel director in the New Year reportedly to pursue new challenges.
“Trond signaled before the summer that he wanted new challenges outside TV2 within the next year,” said TV2 Norway CEO Olav Sandnes in a statement. “Trond has made a great effort for TV2 and I would not be surprised if co-operation continues in another form.
Rønningen (pictured), meanwhile, returns to the broadcaster after more than 16 years. He joins as channel director and publisher for the Norwegian network and will be responsible for overseeing TV2 Norway’s scheduling slate.
Rønningen first joined TV2 Norway in 1991 as a project manager before rising through the ranks to become entertainment manager and software and planning manager. In his time away from the Norwegian network, he has served as director of P4 and MTG, GM of Zodiak Media-owned prodco Mastiff, and CEO of MTG Norway.
“I am glad that Trygve, one of the pioneers of TV2, is returning to the channel. I have great expectations for his return,” said Sandnes.
The search to replace Kvernstrøm’s duties as program director is ongoing, with an announcement set to be made in the future.