Jan Salling started his TV career almost 25 years ago at Nordisk Film in Copenhagen, where he served as a production and floor manager on the classic game show Wheel of Fortune. After five years on this and many other shows, he was hired in 1993 as assistant producer on the first Norwegian and Danish series of Fort Boyard.
Salling spent 1994 and 1995 in Oslo, starting up the production company Rubicon (now part of Shine Group) and acting as a producer and executive producer.
In 1996, he returned to Copenhagen to join MTV Produktion, which expanded across Scandinavia and was later renamed Zodiak Television.
After several years spent working as a producer, executive producer and head of production, Salling was appointed managing director — a post that he held from 1998 to 2001. He then joined the distribution arm of Zodiak Television World as vice-president, where he helped to build up a successful global distribution business. After more than 10 years with the Zodiak Group, he left to join Nordisk Film TV World as head of sales in early 2007.
Nordisk Film TV World was acquired by the French group Banijay in December 2009 and renamed Banijay International. Salling left Banijay International in May 2010 to take up his present role of COO and sales director of Nordic World.
With his extensive know-how of producing everything from game shows to adventure reality, events, docs and musicals, Salling now uses his broad TV background to devise and shape ideas from the Nordic region to suit the international TV market. As sales director, he attends all the major TV events to sell Nordic World’s formats to TV executives from all over the world. Salling is currently also a board-member of Frapa