SVT’s children’s programmes have made quite an international impact recently. In February our game show Wild Kids won first prize for Best Non-Scripted Entertainment at the international Emmy Kids Awards. Our factual series My Pet, Death & I, about children’s grieving process’s when a beloved pet dies, was nominated for an international Emmy at the same event.
Earlier this year a playful music video about the human genitals, produced for SVT’s children’s programme The Bug Show, became a viral hit all over the world, with views in 228 countries. And due to all the international attention an English version of the video was produced.
SVT produces and co-produces documentaries of all genres, ranging from lifestyle and human interest, to politics and current affairs.
To the upcoming MIPTV event SVT Sales brings a broad spectre of new documentaries. An example is the series about renowned children’s fiction author Astrid Lindgren, which was a huge success when aired on SVT1 during Christmas 2014.
(34.5% share of all viewing).
Other examples are Peter Löfgren’s film A Dangerous Idea, about the growing peace movement in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and Hello Dakar, about young Senegalese people trying to get a position at a Swedish call centre in Senegal.
The surge of Nordic drama, aka Nordic Noir, continues and Sweden is part of the ongoing phenomenon.
SVT is Sweden’s biggest producer of TV drama and our series have been sold to countries all over the globe. Examples are:
The Bridge – a co-production with DR in Denmark, sold to some 150 countries worldwide.
Real Humans – sold to more than 50 countries worldwide.
Don’t Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves – sold to Great Britain, Germany, Ireland, France and Iceland.
Miss Friman’s War – sold to Mexico, Slovenia and Iran.