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NENT strikes Viaplay deal with Xavier Niel’s Play in Poland

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) and Polish mobile operator Play, owned by France’s Iliad Telecom, have agreed a multi-year distribution deal that will make NENT’s Viaplay streaming service available to Play’s post-paid subscribers. New and renewing subscribers to the Play Now TV service will receive access to Viaplay. Current Play Now TV customers will have […]

NENT Group adds new football rights to Baltic Viaplay offering

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has struck a new agreement with UEFA to make the Viaplay streaming service the exclusive home of UEFA Euro and FIFA World Cup qualifying matches and the UEFA Nations League in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania from 2022 to 2028, in addition to the UEFA Euro 2024 and UEFA Euro 2028 […]

New CEO for Nordic pay TV outfit Allente

Jonas Gustafsson has been named as the new CEO of Allente, the pay TV joint venture between Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) and Telenor, Gustafsson, whose appointment is effective as of today, was previously CFO and head of operations at Allente, and prior to that CEO of Viasat Consumer and acting CEO for NENT Group […]

Allente brings Canal Digital and Viasat Consumer together

Allente, the combined Nordic pay TV service from that brings together the former Canal Digital offering from Telenor and Nordic Entertainment’s Viasat Consumer, has officially launched. The launch means that the Canal Digital and Viasat Consumer brands will be phased out. Existing customers of thelegacy services will retain their existing content line-ups as they are […]

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 […]

Tele2 takes aim at streaming future with Comhem Play+

Tele2 has launched its new standalone streaming service, Comhem Play+, to compete with Sweden’s already crowded field of SVOD offerings including Viaplay and Netflix. In a note accompanying the company’s Q4 earnings, CEO Anders Nilsson said that the new service would build on the company’s existing role as a video content aggregator and enable it […]

NENT Group and Telenor extend distribution deal

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) and Telenor have extended their distribution agreement.  The agreement covers Telenor’s fixed line and satellite TV offerings, along with NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service, free TV channels and Viasat pay TV channels offered to Telenor customers, which currently sits at over 1.7 million in the Nordic region.  The fixed line […]

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 […]

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 […]

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