Today Monday Media purchased the majority of the production company Norsk Fjernsyn, who among other things are behind the comedy show Karl Johan for NRK1 as well as a long list of series and documentaries for TV 2, VGTV, etc.
The core behind Norsk Fjernsyn consists of the four TV producers Tommy Gulliksen, Hans Lucas Hansen, Jørgen Høst and Erik Solbakken. The latter is also a host of programmes such as Karl Johan and a variety of bigger events including the Eurovision Song Contest when it was held in Oslo in 2010. The four founders will remain minority owners.
“Norsk Fjernsyn is an exciting and well-established production company. The four owners are very talented people in the business who have shown that they can deliver top quality within multiple genres. Together with the new local management under Lasse Hallberg, they will bring us one step further in the Norwegian market,” says Morten Bank, Administering Director for Monday Media.
“We are delighted to have Monday Media and Lasse Hallberg in Norsk Fjernsyn. We are very confident that they will enhance the quality of our productions and provide us with exciting possibilities.” says Tommy Gulliksen, producer for Norsk Fjernsyn.
At the end of last year, Monday also purchased the Norwegian production company Storyteller and the CEO for Monday Production AS in Norway, Lasse Hallberg, has big expectations for the Norwegian venture.
“Norsk Fjernsyn and Storyteller are both confident storytellers and both companies have displayed a large dose of creativity and delivered quality TV for a range of motion picture platforms. I very much look forward to continue working with this talented and creative team,” says Lasse Hallberg.
Monday was founded in Denmark in 2008 and have since evolved to one of Scandinavia’s largest independent production companies with offices in Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo. In Norway, Monday has been behind all sport productions for C More since 2013.
For additional information contact:
Managing Director Morten Bank, +45 51 20 55 51, CEO Monday Production Norway Lasse Hallberg, +47 920 27 800 or executive producer for Norsk Fjernsyn Tommy Gulliksen, +47 988 72 925