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NRK realigns acquisitions

Retiring Kallqvist to remain as consultant

AMSTERDAM — Norwegian pubcaster NRK is reshuffling its acquisitions department after the retirement of director of programming acquisitions Ake Kallqvist.

Kallqvist, who has been in the public broadcasting system for 36 years, first at Sweden’s SVT, then at NRK since 1996, will remain as a consultant.

The buying department will be cut from 11 buyers to four. Those remaining will be integrated into NRK’s broadcasting division.

New head of program acquisitions Edward Dreyer is moving over from his post as a commissioning editor for non-NRK productions and will report to director of TV Annika Bjornstad.

Buying for children will be carried out by NRK’s kidvid production department.

Kallqvist has seen the Scandinavian TV world develop from a time when pubcasters dominated to one in which their existence has come into question as commercial channels dominate the market.

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