Nordic Entertainment


Ampere Analysis: Nordic broadcasters turning to originals in battle with SVOD giants

Nordic broadcasters are increasingly focusing on local originals and collaborating with each other to produce them in their battle with international SVOD giants such as Netflix, according to a report by Ampere Analysis.  According to Ampere, only 3% of Netflix titles in Sweden are local, while only 1% of Amazon Prime titles are from the […]

Nordic Entertainment’s Viaplay to be added to RiksTV’s Strim

Nordic Entertainment (NENT) has struck a deal with Norwegian digital-terrestrial TV operator RiksTV that will extend the availability of NENT’s Viaplay streaming service and TV channels to RiksTV’s Strim streaming offering. Viaplay will be available as part of RiksTV’s Strim streaming offering, which will also include NENT Group’s TV3, TV6 and Viasat 4 channels. At […]

Nordic Entertainment posts solid Q3 results

Nordic Entertainment (NENT), which has just unveiled plans to create a JV with Telenor to combine the pair’s pay TV units in the region, has posted solid Q3 results, with a return to growth for its Viaplay streaming service and a 10% increase in revenues, but saw operating profit flatline. The pay and free TV […]

NENT Group and Telenor Group announce merger of Viasat and Canal Digital

NENT Group and Telenor Group have announced an agreement to combine the former’s Viasat Consumer with the latter’s Canal Digital. Viasat Consumer is NENT’s satellite pay TV and broadband TV operations, while Canal Digital is Telenor’s satellite pay TV offer. In a statement, the companies describe the rationale behind the consolidation as providing “a simpler […]

Viaplay to launch in Iceland

Nordic streaming and broadcasting outfit Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT) is to launch its Viaplay streaming service in Iceland in the first half of next year. The launch means that Viaplay will now be available to viewers in all five Nordic countries. As in its current markets, Viaplay will be made available to customers in Iceland […]

Nordic Entertainment restructures senior management team

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has unveiled a comprehensive restructuring of its senior management team, revamping its content operation and shifting away from a country-focused model. The company, which owns assets including Nordic streamer Viaplay, numerous production outfits and Nordic broadcast brands including TV3, will split its production business NENT Studios – which comprises 32 […]

Nordic Entertainment secures exclusive women’s football rights

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT) has acquired the exclusive Nordic rights to top-division women’s football from England, Germany and France. Over 100 women’s football matches will be shown live on NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service every year until 2022, with selected games broadcast on NENT Group’s free TV channels. NENT has also secured the Nordic rights […]

TDC’s Telmore in new deal with Viaplay

Danish telco TDC’s mobile TV offering Telmore Play has struck a new partnership with Nordic Entertainment’s Viaplay that will enable Telmore customers access Viaplay as part of their Telmore Play subscription, which includes digital services such as TV2 Play, HBO Nordic, Telmore Music and Bookmate. TDC’s mobile brand Telmore has more than 700,000 customers, of […]

Nordic Entertainment sees jump in Viaplay subscribers

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT) has turned in its first quarterly report as an independent listed company with solid sales growth and a big jump in its Viaplay subscriber base. Viaplay subscribers were up 99,000 compared to the fourth quarter, and now represent 59% of Nordic Entertainment’s total base. Viaplay now has 1.357 million customers. Sales […]

Nordic Entertainment secures W Series motorsports

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT) has secured the exclusive Nordic media rights to W Series, the all women motor racing championship. Every race from the 2019 W Series season will be shown live on the Viaplay streaming service and Viasat pay TV channels, with selected races broadcast on NENT Group’s free-TV channels. NENT’s acquisition to the rights […]

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