FIFA assigns Nordic rights for 2026 World Cup

Five years ahead of its scheduled staging, FIFA has confirmed its Nordic broadcast partnerships for the 2026 World Cup. The tournament is set to take place across the US, Mexico and Canada, and will be the first to be expanded to 48 countries from the typical 32. As such, there will be 80 matches from […]

Facebook orders Norwegian teen drama, reveals plans for Watch

Facebook has ordered an English-language version of Norwegian broadcaster NRK’s online teen drama SKAM, to be made by Simon Fuller’s XIX Entertainment for Watch, Facebook’s new home for professional content, including scripted drama, which went live in the US a few weeks ago. Speaking at MIPCOM in Cannes, Facebook’s head of creative global strategy Ricky […]

Parrot Analytics: Netflix drama supplants The Grand Tour in German Q2 ranking

Netflix’s teen suicide drama 13 Reasons Why was the most ‘in-demand’ digital original in Germany in the second quarter of this year, supplanting Q1 favourite The Grand Tour, according to Parrot Analytics’ Global Demand Report for the second quarter. Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based on the […]

Discovery appoints NRK exec to digital, development role

Discovery Networks Norway has hired the head of new media at public broadcaster NRK to take on a new digital and business development role. Sindre Østgård has been named VP, digital products and business development for Discovery Networks International’s Norway-based arm. He will, however, be responsible for new business in both Norway and Sweden, and […]

NRK taps Arkena for CDN services

Norwegian public broadcaster NRK has signed a contract with Arkena to provide CDN services for its streaming activities alongside two other vendors. In 2014, NRK streamed 120 petabytes of data to its audience, and this year NRK expects volume to be over 200 petabytes. “NRK is Norway’s largest and most experienced purchaser of CDN services […]

Accedo partners with Norway’s NRK for VoD service

TV apps specialist Accedo has partnered with Norwegian public broadcaster NRK to power its VoD service for smart TVs.  The NRK TV VoD service launches today across smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Sony, and Philips, as well as on PlayStation 3 and 4 games consoles. The VoD offering – which includes more than 40,000 free […]