ITV takes over Finnish studio

ITV yesterday announced it had acquired Finnish TV studio Tarinatalo, in what the company called “a key part of its transformation plan” as it bolsters its production arm.

Tarinatalo, which co-produced the 2007 Eurovision contest, counts the Finnish version of Dragon’s Den among its shows. The deal, of undisclosed value, expands ITV’s footprint in Scandinavia after it purchased Norwegian studio Mediacircus.

“Tarinatalo is a terrific fit as we progress with growing our business globally,” said Paul Buccieri, ITV Studios International’s managing director.