Elisa Viihde


NENT’s Viaplay to merge with Elisa Viihde in Finland

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) is to combine its streaming service Viaplay with OTT rival Elisa Viihde Aitio in Finland. NENT and Finnish telco Elisa will launch a standalone service for Finnish viewers called Elisa Viihde Viaplay, which will launch in Q4. It will offer Viaplay’s original Nordic productions, Hollywood films and series, as well […]

Sundance Now takes ‘Shadow Lines’ for US, UK and Canada

AMC-owned streamer Sundance Now and SBS in Australia have picked up rights to Cold War drama Shadow Lines, which has also been extended into a second season by Finnish commissioner Elisa Viihde. The 10 x 45-minute drama is produced by Zodiak Finland for Elisa Viihde’s streamer Aito, with mother and daughter team Kirsti Manninen and […]

Elisa Viihde, Rabbit Films, Keshet Int’l team for Finnish drama ‘Summer of Sorrow’

Finnish streamer Elisa Viihde has commissioned mystery thriller Summer of Sorrow, to be produced by Rabbit Films and distributed by Keshet International The 10-part series is set in the early 1980s, and is the tale of one horrible summer, seen from the perspective of the local children. Created by Jani Volanen, Summer of Sorrow (Munkkivuori) […]

Show of the week: Californian Commando

Fish-out-of-water stories are nothing new, but with Californian Commando we might be getting one of the most extreme cases in recent memory. The show focuses on 23 year old Van Hamilton (Kian Lawley), a spoiled rich kid from the golden state who is going on an exciting holiday to Finland. At least that’s what he […]

Finnish streamer orders thriller from Warner Bros. and Wall to Wall

Finnish digital firm Elisa Viihde is joining forces with Warner Bros Finland and UK-based Wall to Wall media to co-produce a six-part psychological thriller penned by Shaun Of The Dead actress and Line Of Duty writer Kate Ashfield. Set in Finland and Greece – with Athens-based Inkas Film and TV Productions co-producing the Greek-based segments […]

Elisa Viihde commissions original spy series

Elisa Viihde, a leading streaming service in Finland, has commissioned an original spy thriller directed by AJ Annila (The Eternal Road). Sphere of Shadows (Nyrikki, WT) is set in the 1950s and written by Katri and Kirsti Manninen. During the 1950s, Helsinki was the focal point of the Cold War, as global powers and their […]

Finnish VOD service orders ITVS to create Threesome

ITV Studios Finland is set to produce a remake of scripted format Threesome for Finnish VOD service Elisa Viihde. Filming on the ten-episode series begins later this month. The ITV Studios Global Entertainment format was originally produced in the UK by Big Talk Productions for Comedy Central. The ITV Studios Finland version of Threesome will follow three […]