Company adds Finnish shingle Tarinatalo to stable
production companies in Finland. And just like Mediacircus, our recent Norwegian acquisition, Tarinatalo has experience in creating and selling formats for the international market, which is important for us as we move towards our goal of building a strong creative business.” Paul Buccieri, ITV Studios Intl. managing director and ITV Studios America chief executive, added, “Tarinatalo is a terrific fit as we progress with growing our business globally. It is an extremely creative production company, and has built fantastic relationships with Finnish broadcasters. It not only has a wonderful portfolio of hit shows, but also has a huge number of great ideas in development as well.” Tarinatalo’s chief executive, Aram Aflatuni, said, “We were very keen to join forces with ITV because of its exciting plan to create a Nordic creative hub with talented producers in both Sweden and Norway. We have the capacity and experience to make a huge contribution to this new success story, as together we can further develop and sell our formats in the international market.” Financial terms were not disclosed.