NENT Group

NENT hires Miramax exec to lead new distribution arm

Viaplay owner Nordic Entertainment (NENT) Group has launched a new global sales division and hired a former Disney and Miramax exec to run it. Alexandra Aldred becomes VP & head at NENT’s Content Sales arm, having most recently led the EMEA sales distribution office for Miramax out of London. She previously held senior sales and […]

Viaplay gets stuck in ‘Limbo’ for new original Swedish drama

Nordic streamer Viaplay has commissioned Limbo, a new original drama series, produced by Warner Bros ITVP Sweden and set to debut on the NENT Group-owned service next year. The six-part drama is currently filming in Stockholm and is written by Emma Broström and Rakel Wärmländer, and directed by Sofia Adrian Jupither. Wärmländer also takes a […]

PBS & NENT Group pre-buy BBC drama ‘The Trick’ as Abacus takes sales rights

PBS in the US and the NENT Group have picked up the upcoming British drama The Trick, following deals with Abacus Media Rights. Amcomri Media Group-owned Abacus has acquired global distribution rights for the series (excluding the UK), which will debut on BBC One in October. It has struck pre-sale deals with PBS and the […]

Nordic streamer Viaplay to launch in UK, Canada & Germany

Nordic streamer Viaplay is to launch in the UK, Germany and Canada over the next two years. The Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group)-owned streamer will be rolled into the UK in the second half of 2022 followed by expansion into Canada, Germany, Austria and Switzerland during 2023. NENT has also set itself new subscriber targets, […]

NENT Studios rebrands as Viaplay Studios, with originals focus for Nordic streamer

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has restructured and rebranded its studio operations, NENT Studios, as Viaplay Studios. The reorganised division will be primarily focused on creating original content for the company’s Nordic-facing Viaplay streaming service, which expects to be available in “at least” 15 countries by the end of 2023. As part of the changes, […]

Deals round up: Emmys, ‘Staged’ & ‘Professionals’ head to Asia; Channel 4 plans car crash; ‘Ida Takes Charge’ at Viaplay

Emmys, ‘Staged’ & ‘Professionals’ head to Asia Broadcasters and platforms across Asia have picked up a trio of scripted, factual and event programming, following deals with UK distributor Rainmaker Content. Catchplay+ for Indonesia and Taiwan, U-Next Co., Ltd in Japan and Mediacorp in Singapore have all acquired The Emmy Awards 2021, while Rainmaker has also […]

Viaplay strikes deal with US-base Wiip, including climate anthology series

Nordic Entertainment (NENT) Group has struck a pact that will see shows from US producer Wiip become available on the company’s streamer Viaplay. The “multi-market partnership” will see Wiip shows join Viaplay’s line-up in the Nordic and Baltic regions, Poland and the Netherlands. The first show will be The Uninhabitable Earth, a climate change anthology […]

Nordic streamer Viaplay reveals Polish originals ahead of launch

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has unveiled three originals from Poland for its streaming service Viaplay, ahead of the service’s launch in the country tomorrow. Polish Murderesses is an adaptation of Katarzyna Bonda’s bestselling true crime book of the same name and tells the stories of a diverse group of women who are all killers. […]

Viaplay reaches “major milestone” as streamer becomes NENT’s biggest revenue raiser

Nordic streamer Viaplay has become the biggest revenue raiser for parent Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) for the first time, its latest quarterly results have revealed. The company’s Viaplay streamer added 140,000 subscribers in Q2, which includes 27,000 subscribers from outside Scandinavia following its launch outside of the region in March. Viaplay’s total subscriber base […]

NENT unveils Viaplay launch details for Poland

Nordic Entertainment (NENT) Group is to launch its streaming service Viaplay in Poland on 3 August, as part of its global expansion plans. Viaplay’s Polish service, details of which were first revealed earlier this year, will offer live sports, originals, international films and series, and kids content. Dramas such as Love Me, Max Anger and Wisting […]

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