Nordic Entertainment Group


Nordic Entertainment Group renews Nordic rights to golf’s Open until 2024

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT) has extended the exclusive Nordic rights to The Open golf championship until the end of 2024. Every hole from the championship will be shown live on NENT’s Viaplay streaming service and Viasat Golf PayTV channel. Kim Mikkelsen (right), NENT group head of sport said: “We show over 1500 hours of live golf […]

NENT sees local content as key to its Nordic streaming battle with Netflix

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT) CEO Anders Jensen used his MIPTV keynote to tell delegates that he regards his firm as a streaming company – despite its diverse free TV, PayTV and production operations. “We believe in free and PayTV and invest in it, but streaming is where the consumer is going – so that’s how […]

Nordic Entertainment names pay TV chief as CEO

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) Norway has appointed its pay TV head Vegard Klubbenes Drogseth as its new CEO, replacing Morten Aass. Aass served as CEO of NENT Group Norway since 2017 and has decided to take on a new role as group-wide advisor on strategic content projects to Anders Jensen, NENT Group president and […]

Turner’s Adult Swim to launch on Viafree this summer

Turner’s Adult Swim brand is due to launch on Nordic Entertainment Group’s Viafree platform on August 1. A branded section of Adults Swim content will be available on Viafree in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland subtitled in each local language. Turner said that hundreds of episodes will be available at launch with new content added […]

Nordic Entertainment secures Formula 1 live rights extension

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT) has reached an agreement to extend its exclusive media rights to Formula 1 in Denmark, Norway and Sweden until 2021. Under the terms of the agreement, it will offer every practice session, qualifier and race live via a combination of NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service and its free TV and pay […]

Nordic Entertainment Group launches new corporate branding

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has launched new corporate branding that is designed to reflect its ambitions to provide “the best and broadest entertainment experiences in the Nordic region and beyond.” The move comes ahead of NENT Group’s previously announced split from MTG, with each to operate as a separate organisation from 1 July. “The […]

MTG strategy chief to become Nordic Entertainment Group CFO

MTG’s chief strategy officer, Gabriel Catrina, is set to become chief financial officer of Nordic Entertainment Group as MTG prepares to divide its business in two. Catrina will combine the group CFO role with his previously announced position as executive vice president, chief strategy officer and head of M&A for Nordic Entertainment Group, effective July […]

MTG unveils Nordic Entertainment Group management team

Nordic Entertainment Group – the renamed and soon-to-be split-off broadcasting arm of Modern Times Group (MTG) – has named its new management team under CEO Anders Jensen. The new team will be effective as of July 1, following the split between the new MTG, which will focus on eSports and digital video content under current […]

MTG: business split will enable more growth and higher profits

MTG’s decision to split the business in two will create greater focus and flexibility and enable more growth, higher profits and increased shareholder value, according to CEO Jørgen Madsen Lindemann. In a statement issued with MTG’s annual report, Lindemann said that transformation has always been part of the company’s DNA and the formation of its digital arm MTGx […]

MTG appoints Sweden CEO

MTG has appointed its head of Nordic Entertainment Operations, Filippa Wallestam, as the new chief executive officer (CEO) of MTG Sweden. In line with changes to MTG’s corporate structure, Wallestam, who first joined MTG in 2014, also becomes the future CEO of Nordic Entertainment Group Sweden. The news comes after MTG last week announced that it […]