Danish Public Fund Only Supports A Show’s First Season

At a MIPTV panel chaired by World Screen’s Anna Carugati on Monday morning, TV2 Denmark’s Head Of Drama, Katrine Vogelsang, offered some insight into the channel’s commissioning and co-production strategy.

“We used to only want long-running shows,” said Vogelsang. “But we have a substantial public fund in Denmark that only supports first seasons so to finance drama in general we have to have one-offs.”

“The audience like it. The combination (of miniseries and long-running shows) is welcomed. For co-production we are more and more looking at event scheduling. Miniseries is absolutely preferable for us for co-production.”

“When it’s crime it’s normally a co-production because those are easier to find partners for. My dream is to do two true co-productions a year. I’m looking mainly to see if it’s possible to co-produce with countries we have something in common with.”

To read the full panel discussion with representatives from Radiodiffusion Télévision Ivoirienne (Ivory Coast), TVP2 (Poland); Mediaset (Italy) and CBC (Canada), visit WorldScreen.com