Format Veteran Jan Salling Joins BBC Studios


BBC Studios has appointed Jan Salling as head of BBC Studios Nordics Productions, a role that will see him driving the sales and production of the company’s formats in the Nordic region.

Salling has spent the last 25 years in senior production and sales roles for various production companies in the Nordics, as well as previously heading formats sales for Zodiak, Banijay and Nordic World. He is also co-chairman of FRAPA, the international formats protection association.

Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, Salling will work closely with Banijay Nordics, with which BBC Studios Nordics Productions operates an exclusive production partnership.

Salling said: “I’m thrilled to be joining BBCS at such an exciting time in the media industry. Backed by one of the strongest format catalogs and best brands in the world, I am looking forward to working with current and new partners to realize our future ambitions.”

Jacob de Boer, senior VP for international production and formats at BBC Studios, said: “We are delighted to welcome Jan to BBC Studios. His passion for formats and his undisputed track record across formats and production will be invaluable for us, and for all our partners.”