Nordic Entertainment


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 […]

Nordic Entertainment extends F1 rights to entire Nordic region

Nordic free, pay TV and streaming outfit Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT), has acquired the exclusive pan-Nordic media rights to Formula 1 from 2022 to 2024. The deal means that for the first time, NENT’s Viaplay streaming service will be the home of Formula 1 in Finland. Viaplay will also be the home of Formula 1 […]

NENT follows up Premier League deal with new Bundesliga agreement

Nordic free and pay TV and streaming service provider Nordic Entertainment (NENT) has extended its exclusive pan-Nordic media rights to German Bundesliga football until 2025. Under the latest agreement, NENT will show more than 300 live Bundesliga games on its Viaplay streaming service every season and selected games on its linear TV channels. The deal […]

Nordic Entertainment secures exclusive six-year Premier League deal

Nordic Entertainment (NENT) has secured the exclusive Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and Finnish media rights to the English Premier League. The latest deal is for six years from 2022 to 2028. NENT currently holds the Premier League rights in Sweden, Denmark and Finland until 2022, and the new agreement extends those rights to Norway. NENT last […]

MTG takes hit from write-downs and redundancy costs

Nordic digital media outfit MTG is to write-down SEK165 million (€39 million) of discontinued assets and will take a SEK190 million hit from additional write-downs and costs associated with a cost-cutting and redundancy programme initiated at the end of last year in its Q4 results. The SEK165 million relates to the sale of Zoomin to […]

NENT in staff cutting plan, writes off free TV content

Free and pay TV provider Nordic Entertainment (NENT) has unveiled plans to make annual savings of SEK250 million (€24 million) from cutting back staff and enable continued investment in its Viaplay streaming offering. The group will also report a one-off charge of approximately SEK700 million for this quarter comprising redundancy costs and the write-down of free […]

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 […]