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TV4 makes raft of news unit appointments

Johanna Thulin Bratten, Fredrick Malmberg & Alexandra Forslund

Johanna Thulin Bratten, Fredrick Malmberg & Alexandra Forslund

Swedish free and pay TV broadcaster TV4 and parent outfit Bonnier Broadcasting have named a new management team for their newly integrated news organisation.

TV4 programming director for news and community, Viveka Hansson, will be given a broader remit across the combined TV4 and Bonnier Broadcasting news organisation, while three new appointees will be charged with managing news programming.

Johanna Thulin Bratten is now in charge of flagship show Nyhetsmorgon and has responsibility for other community programmes.

Alexandra Forslund, previously commissioning editor for Nyhetsmorgon, has been named news and community online director, with responsibility for digital publishing and production development.

Fredrick Malmberg, currently deputy news director, is upped to news director, with responsibility for all linear news broadcasts.

TV4 recently axed its independent news unit, TV4Nyheterna, as part of a series of cost-cutting measures. The company is bringing all journalistic activity back into its core business and is setting up a new joint unit for studios and production technology across news and sports as part of a wider rationalisation of its activities.