Monday Media acquires Skandinavisk Film Kompagni

With effect as of 1 January 2010, Monday Media has acquired Skandinavisk Film Kompagni of JP/Politikens Hus A/S. The acquisition ensures Skandinavisk Film Kompagni an owner with a publicistic background.

Monday Media produces live sports for Canal 9 and CANAL+ and furthermore provides TV programmes for several Danish channels, including The Police Station for TV3+, Operation X for TV2 as well as documentary films. With the acquisition of Skandinavisk Film Kompagni, Monday Media is expanding its programme portfolio with strong productions such as “Basta” for TV 2 and “Spørg Charlie”, “Meyerheim, the Talk Show” and “Ole og Jarl” for TV 2 Charlie. Monday Media was established by Morten Bank, Martin Dalgaard and Anders Dalgaard in 2008 and today employs 55 employees. In October this year, the company acquired the activities from the production company Bastard Film.

– We are really happy with the acquisition of Skandinavisk Film Kompagni as we with this assume a piece of Danish TV and cultural history and a skilled group of employees that fit in great with Monday’s business focus and competencies. A development and a focus which we started with the acquisition of Bastard Film and now continues with the acquisition Skandinavisk Film Kompagni, says CEO Morten Bank, Monday Media.

– With the acquisition of first Bastard and now Skandinavisk Film Kompagni, Monday is now in possession of a very strong journalistic production house with competencies and productions ranging from sports across reporting and talk shows to in-depth and critical journalism – all programmes that are carried by a journalistic angle, says director of programmes Martin Dalgaard, Monday Media.

There is equal satisfaction at Skandinavisk Film Kompagni and JP/Politikens Hus.

I am pleased that Skandinavisk Film Kompagni is carried on by an independent Danish TV producer firmly grounded in journalism and reporting. It is nicely in line with the original basis for Skandinavisk Film Kompagni and what we have represented through the years, says general manager Erik Stephensen, Skandinavisk Film Kompagni.

– we are happy that Skandinavisk Film Kompagni is secured by a strong owner with a publicistic background who can aid in ensuring the company’s future, says CEO Lars Munch, JP/Politikens Hus.

About Skandinavisk Film Kompagni

Skandinavisk Film Kompagni was established in 1996 by the journalists Jørgen Koldbæk and Erik Stephensen. Since then, the company has produced more than 7,500 hours of TV for among other DR and TV 2, including Go’ Morgen Danmark for TV 2 through 12 years.

JP/Politikens Hus, 22 December 2009.

For further information, please contact:

Monday Media: CEO Morten Bank: Tel. 5120 5551. Director of programmes Martin Dalgaard: Tel. 22 129 129

JP/Politikens Hus: CEO Lars Munch: Tel. 3347 2701.