Nordic Entertainment

Nordic Entertainment takes Viaplay to Baltics

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) is rolling out its Viaplay streamer into the Baltics and is planning to stock the service with local commissions from the region. The SVOD will be launched in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in the first quarter of 2021, offering viewers originals, films and series, kids’ content and live sports. The […]

Viasat Consumer and Canal Digital combine as Allente

The merger of Viasat Consumer, Nordic Entertainment’s (NENT Group) satellite pay TV and streaming business, with Canal Digital, Telenor Group’s satellite pay TV operation, into a new joint venture company has been completed, with the combined company given the name Allente. Completion of the agreement follows the approval of the EC at the end of […]

Nordic Entertainment and Telenor get green light for pay TV merger

Viaplay owner NENT Group and fellow Nordic operator Telenor Group have been given the greenlight by the European Commission to combine their Viasat Consumer and Canal Digital pay-TV operations. The merger, first unveiled last year, will create a new joint venture company that is made up of NENT’s satellite/broadband TV operations and Canal Digital, Telenor’s satellite […]

Nordic Entertainment proposes ex-TDC chief to board

Ahead of its planned AGM on May 19, streaming, free and pay TV outfit Nordic Entertainment’s (NENT) nomination committee has proposed that Pernille Erenbjerg, former CEO of Danish telco TDC, becomes a new director of the board. The nomination committee has also proposed the re-election of David Chance as chairman. Erenbjerg was previously president and […]

Nordic Entertainment extends Danish Champions League rights

Nordic streaming, free and pay TV provider Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has extended its grip on exclusive Danish rights to UEFA Champions League football until the end of the 2023-24 season. NENT Group has also acquired the exclusive rights to the UEFA Europa League and the new Europa Conference League in Sweden, Norway and […]

Nordic Entertainment extends deal with Com Hem

Sweden-based free and pay TV company Nordic Entertainment (NENT) and Tele2-owned cable operator Com Hem have extended their distribution agreement. The deal makes NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service and Viasat pay TV channels available to a wider range of Com Hem and Boxer customers.From this month, access to Viaplay’s film and series package will be […]

Nordic Entertainment’s Viaplay to launch in Iceland

Nordic free and pay TV outfit Nordic Entertainment (NENT) is to launch its Viaplay streaming service in Iceland on April 1. Viaplay viewers in Iceland will be able to watch Viaplay Originals, films and series, and kids’ content, with live sports to be added in due course. The launch in Iceland means that Viaplay will […]

Nordic Entertainment in further cost-cutting moves

Nordic pay and free TV and streaming provider Nordic Entertainment (NENT) is taking further cost-cutting steps to stave off the threat to its profitability this year in the face of the Coronavirus crisis. NENT, which is facing a perfect storm that includes reduced sports coverage due to the postponement or cancellation of sports events, lower […]

Viaplay reports big increase in viewing as Coronavirus spreads

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group)’s Viaplay streaming service has reported a surge in viewing figures following the outbreak of Coronavirus across the region. The total number of streamed minutes on Viaplay across the Nordics (excluding sports coverage) was up by 44% last week compared to the same period in 2019 and up 13% compared to […]

Nordic Entertainment highlights Coronavirus threat to profits

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has said the spread of Coronavirus is “having an adverse impact” on the company’s performance and risks impacting profits. The company, which is behind popular Nordic streamer Viaplay, said the spread of the virus “will put at risk NENT Group’s previously stated ambition to deliver profitable growth for the full […]

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