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Þorsteinn B. Friðriksson, CEO of Plain Vanilla.

British ITV to Air QuizUp

The British television station ITV has decided to purchase quiz shows based on the video game QuizUp, created by Icelandic company Plain Vanilla.

Þorsteinn B. Friðriksson, CEO of Plain Vanilla.

NBC to Create Shows Based on QuizUp

US television network NBC announced yesterday its plans for making quiz shows for young people based on video game QuizUp, created by Icelandic company Plain Vanilla. The company’s CEO Þorsteinn B. Friðriksson told ruv.is that the network had approached him with the idea six months ago.

OMAM in GoT

Members of one of Iceland’s biggest musical exports, the band Of Monsters and Men, are set to appear in the upcoming sixth series of Game of Thrones.

BBC to Broadcast Icelandic Crime Series

BBC has purchased the broadcast rights to Icelandic crime series Ófærð (Trapped), which was produced by Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur’s production company RVK Studios, according to Television Business International.