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Nobel Media, with Films Media Group, Distributes Official Nobel Programming to Educational Institutions

2 October 2009

Nobel Media AB, the company responsible for producing the official Nobel TV programs and documentaries, announced the international distribution of Nobel TV programming from 2008 and 2009 to the educational market via Films Media Group, the leading distributor of high-quality video for academic, vocational and life-skills content. The Nobel Peace Prize and Literature Prize Documentaries, as well as the discussion program Nobel Minds involving all the Nobel Laureates, will now be available for global distribution to schools, colleges, and public libraries.

Camilla Hyltén-Cavallius, Chief Executive Officer, Nobel Media, says "We are very happy to collaborate with Films Media Group. With their international distribution to educators, the Nobel TV programs and documentaries are made readily accessible to teachers and students, bringing the Nobel Prize awarded achievements into the classroom."

Mark McDonnell, President and CEO of Films Media Group, says "Films Media Group is delighted to become the exclusive educational distributor of Nobel TV programs and documentaries. We are always looking for quality content and have worked with premium producers from all over the world for 50 years. There is great interest in the Nobel Prize from our audience; we know educators and students will embrace these wonderful programs."

Nobel Minds is a round table discussion program involving the current year's Nobel Laureates, produced by SVT and BBC World. The Nobel Laureates meet in the Bernadotte Library at the Royal Castle in Stockholm to discuss and debate issues of global concern and the future of their own research. The 2008 Nobel Literature Documentary explores the career of the Nobel Laureate in Literature, Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio. The life and work of the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Martti Ahtisaari is introduced in the 2008 Peace Prize Documentary. Corresponding programs and documentaries from 2009 and beyond will also be included for distribution.

Press contacts:

Nobel Media
Merci Olsson
Marketing and Communications Manager
Tel: +(46) 738 52 35 95

Films Media Group
Diane Rhodes
Tel: + (1) 609 671 5827


About Nobel Media AB
Nobel Media AB manages and develops rights connected with the Nobel Prize, in the areas of TV/web production, distribution, publishing and events. The company is responsible for all the official TV programming around the Nobel Prize and through these TV productions, strive to spread knowledge about the Nobel Laureates and their achievements, to a global audience. The Nobel Program portfolio comprises a number of TV productions and documentaries: The Nobel Prize Award Ceremonies in Stockholm and Oslo, The Nobel Banquet, Nobel Documentaries, Nobel Minds, Nobel Highlights and the Nobel Prize Concert. These programs reach millions of viewers and web users all over the world.

Nobel Media® and Nobel Prize® are registered trademarks of the Nobel Foundation.

About Films Media Group
Films Media Group ( is North America's leading source of award-winning, high-quality educational video and multimedia programs. With over 12,000 titles – and 600 new titles added each year – FMG serves the needs of schools, colleges, libraries, the medical community, and other institutions. Formats include DVD, VHS, and on-demand digital delivery. FMG is the exclusive US distributor to the educational market for BBC Educational Collections and the Bill Moyers Collection. Other renowned producers include PBS, HBO, ABC NEWS, NBC NEWS, CBS NEWS, CBC, National Film Board of Canada, ZDF, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Open University, ARTE France, and others. An Infobase Publishing company, Films Media Group is based in Hamilton, NJ, USA.


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