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Nordic streamer Viaplay links with Lillyhammer’s Henriette Steenstrup for dramedy

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has ordered a comedy-drama written by and starring Lillyhammer actress Henriette Steenstrup for its Viaplay streamer. Suck It Up has been created by Steenstrup and tracks the life of a woman who has to look after three teenagers and an ageing father at home, as well as 30 more children […]

NENT names Alexander Bastin CEO of studio ops in leadership reshuffle

Alexander Bastin has been appointed as SVP and CEO of Nordic Entertainment (NENT) Group’s Studio operations, with Morten Mogensen promoted to SVP and head of those NENT Studios businesses that are currently being sold. The appointments will take effect on 1 September and come as part of the NENT Group’s previously announced reorganisation of its […]

NENT eyes Baltic originals ahead of Viaplay launch in region

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) is rolling out its Viaplay streamer into the Baltics and is planning to stock the service with local commissions from the region. The SVOD will be launched in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in the first quarter of 2021, offering viewers originals, films and series, kids’ content and live sports. Viaplay […]

News round-up: Viaplay greenlights Covid-19 drama; Discovery UK’s lifestyle orders; NHK’s Coronavirus cruise doc

Viaplay orders social distancing drama Nordic Entertainment (NENT) Group has ordered a drama produced under social distancing rules for its streaming service Viaplay. Orca, described as an “experimental Swedish drama”, has been created, written and directed by Josephine Bornebusch (Love Me) and will premiere exclusively across the Nordic region on Viaplay from the autumn. Characters […]

Nordic duo NENT & Telenor get greenlight to merge pay TV divisions

Viaplay owner NENT Group and fellow Nordic operator Telenor Group have been given the greenlight by the European Commission to combine their Viasat Consumer and Canal Digital pay-TV operations. The merger, first unveiled last year, will create a new joint venture company that is made up of NENT’s satellite/broadband TV operations and Canal Digital, Telenor’s […]

NENT resumes unscripted sale & appoints DRG’s Halliwell to head UK division

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has resumed the sale of its non-scripted production interests and merged its London-based sales firm DRG into its UK division, appointing The Cry distributor’s CEO Richard Halliwell to head the British arm. Halliwell, previously DRG’s CEO and MD of NENT Studios UK, replaces Jakob Mejlhede Andersen at NENT Studios UK, […]

An in-depth analysis of Disney+ launch in Europe & Covid-19’s impact

Disney+ lands in countries across Europe – excluding France – today amid a pandemic that very few saw coming. Analysts at TBI sibling Omdia take an in-depth look at the streamer’s launch offer, including the range of shows available, its comparable cost across territories, how it will reach consumers, and the impact of Coronavirus on […]

NENT suspends unscripted sale, cuts programming spend as Covid-19 bites

Niklas Ekstedt in Four Hands Menu Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has suspended the sale of its non-scripted production arm and cut its programming and production spend as the impact of Covid-19 begins to be felt. NENT unveiled plans to focus purely on scripted product earlier this year but the plan has been paused amid […]

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