Co-chairman | FRAPA
1988 – 1993 Nordisk Film TV in Copenhagen, Denmark
Production- and floor-manager on “Wheel of fortune”, “Family Feud” and many more.
1993 – 1996 Rubicon TV in Oslo, NorwayProducer and Executive Producer on “Fort Boyard”, “Friday live shows”, talk-shows, game-shows and much more
1996 – 2001 Zodiak Television, Denmark
Head of Production, Producer, Executive Producer and later MD
2001 – 2007 Zodiak Television World
Vice President Sales in the distribution arm of Zodiak Television
2007 – 2010 Nordisk Film TV World / Banijay International
Head of Sales in the distribution arm of Nordisk Film TV World later re-named Banijay International.
2010 – 2015 Nordic World – TV2 Norway & TV4 Sweden
COO and MD of Sales and Acquisitions in the distribution company Nordic World.
2015 – CEO – Missing Link Media ApS
2015 – Co-Chairman of FRAPA
2019 – Head of BBC Studios Nordics Formats and Production
In March 2019 Jan Salling joined BBC Studios Nordics, where he is in charge of all formats and productions in the Nordics. This includes titles like Strictly Come Dancing, Bake Off, Top Gear and many more.
In June 2015 he left his role as COO to start up his own format company called Missing Link Media – with the simple business model to be “the missing link” between IP owners and international distributors. With his extensive know-how of producing and distributing, Jan Salling use his broad TV-background to shape
TV-ideas coming from independent producers and right holders to better suit the international TV-market and to broker the best possible deals with international distributors on behalf of the owners.
Jan Salling has been on the board of Frapa since September 2012 and now serve as Co-chairman of Frapa.
The mission of FRAPA – the Format Recognition and Protection Association – is to be the home of the international format business by providing protection and information for producers, creators and distributors all over the world. Founded in 2000 at the “dawn” of the current reality television explosion, FRAPA came into being when formats grew from a boutique business into a global, multi-billion dollar industry responsible for many of the biggest entertainment brands on earth.