Nordic Entertainment


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 […]

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 […]