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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 […]

NENT Group restructures, cuts group management team

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has unveiled a comprehensive restructuring of its senior management team, revamping its content operation and shifting away from a country-focused model. The company, which owns assets including Nordic streamer Viaplay and broadcast brands including TV3, will split its production business NENT Studios – which comprises 32 companies across 17 countries […]

Lionsgate TV lines up US remake of ‘Veni Vidi Vici’

Lionsgate Television has acquired the US rights to NENT Group’s Veni Vidi Vici for adaptation. Lionsgate’s remake is being developed by Rafael Edholm (writer, director and star of the original Veni Vidi Vici) and Fredrik Lundberg for HandsUp STHLM, together with Kim Magnusson and Madwood Studios’ Michael Flutie. HandsUp and Madwood are partnering to develop […]

NENT, Kew Media team for Munich Massacre drama

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) is partnering with Kew Media Group to co-produce international drama series Margeaux, created by Shades of Blue showrunner Adi Hasak. Hasak will create, write and produce the title, which will premiere exclusively across the Nordic region on NENT’s Viaplay streaming service. Margeaux tells the tragic story of the 1972 Munich […]