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Viaplay orders boarding school drama, Eccho takes ‘Threesome’

Nordic Entertainment (NENT) Group’s streamer Viaplay has ordered a Swedish drama about life at a boarding school for its burgeoning originals slate, which is set to hit 40 shows next year. A Class Apart is based on an idea by Henrik Schyffert and Gustaf Skördeman, with Banijay’s Nordic prodco Jarowskij co-producing alongside Brommamamma, in partnership with Film […]

Exclusive: Fremantle & private equity firms eye NENT Studios UK

Private equity firms and global producer Fremantle are understood to be among a slew of potential buyers interested in acquiring NENT Studios UK, the London-based distributor, producer and financier behind The Cry. NENT’s UK-based arm – essentially a rebranded version of the company formerly known as DRG – was put on the block yesterday by […]

NENT Studios UK to be sold to fuel Nordic streamer Viaplay’s growth plans

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) is selling its UK-based development, production and distribution business, which was only launched last year. NENT Studios UK consists of London-based distribution and financing business DRG, which was formally rebranded in April. Following the sale, NENT Group will retain the NENT Studios UK name. The UK division, whose slate includes drama The […]

News round-up: Hulu cooks with Jamie Oliver; Viaplay reveals esports drama; MBC launches MENA academy

Viaplay delves into Danish esports Nordic streamer Viaplay is preparing an esports-focused comedy series from Danish director and artist Anders Morgenthaler. Try Hard, created by Morgenthaler (Princess) and Allan Hyde (True Blood), is an eight-part comedy that tells the story of the increasingly questionable efforts of five young gamers to break into the international esports […]

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 […]

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