Nordic Entertainment


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 […]

MTG’s Jette Nygaard-Andersen to leave group

Modern Times Group (MTG) digital chief Jette Nygaard-Andersen is to leave the group to pursue new opportunities. Nygaard-Andersen joined MTG in 2003 and has held several managerial positions within the group’s Nordic and international operations and, most recently, with MTG’s digital video content division. She will leave the group at the end of February. MTG CEO […]

NENT teams up with FilmNation for JV

FilmNation Entertainment and Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) have formed a UK-based television joint venture, which will operate under the FilmNation brand. The joint venture will develop, produce and finance premium scripted television content for global audiences, and is currently assembling its creative team. It will work with a wide variety of UK studios, talents […]

NENT acquires WTA tennis rights

Modern Times Group’s soon-to-be-spun-off TV and streaming arm Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has acquired the exclusive Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish media rights to 50 tennis tournaments from the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA). The deal means that Nordic tennis fans can now follow players such as Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki and Sweden’s Rebecca Peterson live on […]

Finland’s DNA to sell Viaplay direct to subscribers

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT), the soon-to-be-split-off broadcast and streaming arm of Modern Times Group (MTG), has agreed a deal with Finish cable and pay TV operator DNA to include NENT’s Viaplay streaming service in DNA’s TV offering. DNA will become the first telecom operator in Finland to offer Viaplay to customers as a separate subscription. […]

Nordic Entertainment expands deal with Fox Networks Group

Nordic Entertainment (NENT), the soon-to-be-split-off TV and streaming arm of Modern Times Group (MTG) has expanded its long-term commercial partnership with Fox Networks Group, giving viewers in Denmark, Norway and Sweden access to shows from National Geographic on NENT Group’s streaming service Viafree, including programmes from the National Geographic Channel and NatGeo Wild. The agreement […]

New DTH TV chief for Nordic Entertainment

Nordic Entertainment Group, the soon to be split off broadcasting and streaming arm of Modern Times Group (MTG) has appointed Sahar Kupersmidt as SVP and head of Nordic DTH TV. Kupersmidt will lead the region wide development of Nordic Entertainment’s Viasat satellite operator business, which offers pay TV services to customers in Denmark, Finland, Norway […]

Nordic Entertainment listing on track as MTG posts strong growth

Modern Times Group (MTG) is on track to list its Nordic Entertainment arm as a separate company in March next year following a strong third quarter that saw the Nordic media outfit’s revenues and profits grow substantially. Subject to shareholder approval, Nordic Entertainment, which encompasses MTG’s free and pay TV activities as well as its […]

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 […]

H&C launches on Viasat in Sweden

Equestrian sports channel H&C has launched its Swedish channel on Nordic Entertainment Group’s Viasat platform where it will be offered on an a la carte basis, retailed at SEK59 (€5.65). Viasat’s subscribers in Sweden will be able to watch H&C’s offering of equestrian sport, including a calendar of Swedish and international events, exclusive masterclasses, and […]