Looking to the international film, TV and streaming industry, Norway may not be on your radar as one of the global players in MediaTech, industry transformation and cutting-edge startups – but
take this opportunity to be acquainted with the Nordic powerhouse on the global stage.
Norwegian TV content is particularly popular with German audiences. Stunning locations alongside an innovative supply chain and native crew has lead Hollywood blockbusters such as Mission:
Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One (2023) and No Time to Die (2021), with the fourth and final season of HBO serial drama Succession to film in Norway.
Out of the focal point, Norway has emerged as one of the most innovative, agile, and productive film and TV industries worldwide. #MTHCON23 is giving you full insight, presented by our northern
partners from the Norwegian Film
Commission, Media City Bergen and Innovation Norway.
The Northern Way: Leading public service broadcasting into the digital age
Public service broadcasting has a strong position in the Norwegian media landscape. And “Norsk rikskringkasting” (NRK) maintains a strong position in the market, even as more and more users shift
from linear experiences. The Norwegian public service broadcaster was quick to see the digital transformation affecting the market and has continuously iterated on building strong digital
positions. Inge Thorud, Head of Product
Strategy at NRK, speaks about this ongoing journey, and what the deciding factors are in successfully leading the public service broadcasting to a full streaming platform.
Northern Stars: Four exciting MediaTech
startups from Media City Bergen
Innovation? Look to Norway! In this session, you will meet four rising stars from the Norwegian tech community, all from the industry cluster Media City Bergen, one of the world's most innovative
MediaTech hubs. From revolutionary media asset management utilising AI, to automated fact-checking of any content, to professional cutting rooms in the cloud, to re-inventing the camera by moving
complexity from hardware into software.
Perspective: Norwegian industry leaders discuss the rapid changes within the global industry
Financing models are changing rapidly, the role of the producer is in flux, production processes streamlining and becoming more data-driven while AI promises both innovation and enormous
challenges to the industry – as an early adopter in the industry, in this session we learn about the northern perspective which acts globally: discuss with renowned production company Nordisk
Film and Drylab, one of the leading production workflow tools worldwide.
We welcome from Norway:
Inge Thorud, Head of Product Strategy / NRK, who
oversees design and development of all NRK’s audience facing products – including the public broadcaster’s streaming services, news site and Norway’s most used weather service Yr.
Sveinung Golimo, Managing Director Nordisk Film Norway
and chairperson of the board Virke Producers Association, with decades of experience producing some of Norway’s largest box office successes, including Max Manus (2008), Trollhunter (2010), Heavy
Water War / Saboteurs (2015) and many others.
We very much welcome back in Babelsberg after some years Stein B. Kvae, Chief Strategy Officer Drylab, an On-Set Production tool and Dailies distribution platform, developed by
filmmakers for filmmakers. Rolled out internationally and used for many Hollywood productions it enhances the production process from script to screen.
The group of Norwegian startups is including Maria Amelie –
Co-Founder & CEO / Factiverse, Helge Høibraaten –
Co-Founder & CEO / Cutting Room, Linn Victoria Bredesen – CEO
/ Mimir and Håkon Espeland – CEO / Muybridge.
More Norwegian participants to be announced!