Nordic Entertainment


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 […]

Nordic Entertainment secures winter sports rights

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT) has acquired the exclusive Nordic media rights to winter sports competitions from Infront Sports & Media. The five-year deal secures the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup and FIS Cross Country World Cup for NENT Group’s platforms and channels. From 2021, viewers of the Viaplay and Viafree streaming services, and Viasat pay TV and free […]

Nordic Entertainment names Viafree chief

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), formerly the broadcasting and streaming part of Modern Times Group, which began trading as a separate company last week, has appointed Cecilia Gave as SVP and group head of Viafree, its pan-Nordic advertising funded streaming service. Gave will join the group executive management team and will report to NENT Group […]

Nordic Entertainment secures Viaplay with Danish cable leaders

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT), the soon-to-be-split-off entertainment arm of Modern Times Group, has extended its distribution agreements with Danish cable operators YouSee and Stofa. The renewed partnerships include NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service and TV3 channels. NENT said the agreements reflect its strategic focus on distribution deals that broaden the reach of its streaming services and broadcast […]

Nordic Entertainment secures IndyCar rights

Modern Times Group’s (MTG) soon to be split-off Nordic Entertainment (NENT) broadcast and streaming arm has secured the exclusive Nordic media rights to the NTT IndyCar Series until 2021. Every race will be shown live on NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service and Viasat pay-TV channels, with selected races available on NENT Group’s free-TV channels. The […]

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