NENT Group


Viaplay strikes extended content deal with Disney in Nordics

Disney has struck an extended content deal with Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), providing the latter’s streamer Viaplay and its pay TV channels with an array of shows from the Mouse House. The multi-year deal will see Viaplay and Viasat pay-TV channels gaining exclusive first-pay rights to films from 20th Century Studios in the Nordic […]

NENT Group to sell entire unscripted business, looks for partner to fuel scripted ambitions

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) is to sell off the entirety of its non-scripted production and branded entertainment interests as it looks for an equity partner to help fuel its huge scripted output. Companies affected include NENT Studios’ unscripted outfits such as Strix, Baluba, Monster Entertainment, Novemberfilm, Moskito, Rakett, Strong Productions, and Production House; branded […]

NENT tunes ‘Harmonica’ as originals roster set to hit 30 in 2020

Nordic Entertainment (NENT) Group has commissioned a Swedish romantic drama series, adding to its fast-expanding originals roster that is set to hit 30 shows this year alone. Harmonica has been co-created by Josephine Bornebusch (Love Me) and will premiere exclusively on NENT’s Viaplay streaming service across the Nordic region in 2021. The show follows two […]

Viaplay explores long life with new docuseries from Niklas Ekstedt

Nordic streamer Viaplay is expanding its docuseries offering with a new English-language show that explores why some groups of people live long lives. The Art of Living (aka Konsten Att Leva Längre) has been co-created by Niklas Ekstedt and follows the Swedish chef as he travels around the world to uncover the hidden secrets of […]

Merger ahead for Viasat and Canal Digital

NENT Group and Telenor Group are 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 and more complete […]

Viaplay buys Moonbug’s ‘Mia’s Magic Playground’

Nordic streamer Viaplay has bought producer-distributor Moonbug’s Mia’s Magic Playground.  Moonbug struck the deal with Viaplay operator Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), which will debut the show across the Nordic region in early 2020. The animated narrative adventure series will follow the popular Little Baby Bum character Mia and her two best friends, Oskar and Tilde, […]

NENT Group appoints DRG’s Halliwell as MD of UK studios operation

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has appointed DRG boss Richard Halliwell as MD of the newly formed NENT Studios UK. Halliwell will report into Jakob Mejlhede Andersen, CEO of NENT Studios UK, which constitutes the UK operations of the Nordic business. Halliwell will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of NENT Studios UK, focusing on […]

Exclusive: NENT Group’s content, co-productions and acquisitions team revealed

Nordic Entertainment (NENT) Group’s recently appointed chief content officer Filippa Wallestam has named a six-pronged senior exec team to oversee content, international co-productions and acquisitions for the company. NENT, which operates numerous Nordic channel brands such as TV3 as well as streamer Viaplay and AVOD sibling Viafree, named Wallestam as its EVP & chief content […]

Viaplay concludes Nordic footprint with Iceland launch

NENT Group-owned streamer Viaplay is to launch in Iceland.  The SVOD will launch in the first half of 2020, meaning Viaplay will now be available in all five Nordic countries, which already includes Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. Viaplay has more than 1.4m paying subscribers across the region and offers a 52-title slate of originals […]