Nordic Entertainment Group


FilmNation TV UK strikes first development deal, linking with Reggie Yates

Kirstie Macdonald-led production outfit FilmNation TV UK has struck its first scripted development deal, securing the services of British director, screenwriter and broadcaster Reggie Yates. The two-year TV development deal at the prodco – a joint venture set up last year by FilmNation Entertainment and Nordic Entertainment (NENT) Group – will see Yates develop and […]

Nordic streamer Viaplay takes to ‘Catwalk’ with movie & docuseries

Nordic streamer Viaplay is preparing to air a film and accompanying docuseries about a Swedish theatre group for disabled people looking to break into the fashion business. Catwalk is from Nordic prodco Storyfire and follows Emma Örtlund and her friends at Glada Hudik as they look to challenge social and industry norms by modelling at […]

NENT’s Viaplay to merge with Elisa Viihde in Finland

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) is to combine its streaming service Viaplay with OTT rival Elisa Viihde Aitio in Finland. NENT and Finnish telco Elisa will launch a standalone service for Finnish viewers called Elisa Viihde Viaplay, which will launch in Q4. It will offer Viaplay’s original Nordic productions, Hollywood films and series, as well […]

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 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 […]

TBI Weekly: Six takeaways from a week with Covid-19

It might feel like you’ve been stuck indoors for months but for most readers outside of Asia, this week has been the first in which the deep impact of Covid-19 has truly started to be felt. So what have we learnt so far? M&A is on hold Whereas the impact of the 2008 credit crunch […]

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 […]

More than 300 channels could leave UK following Brexit, analysts suggest

More than 300 channels operated by international broadcasters from the UK could move to Europe as the impact of Brexit makes itself felt, according to research by analysts at TBI sibling IHS Markit. According to IHS duo Tim Westcott and Aled Evans, the number of TV services licensed by UK regulator Ofcom declined to 879 […]

Viaplay operator NENT strikes Sony co-production, output deal

Nordic Entertainment (NENT) Group has struck a co-development and co-production deal with Sony Pictures Television (SPT), as part of an expanded content partnership agreement. NENT will work with SPT to co-develop and co-produce up to six original scripted series for the Nordic company’s streamer Viaplay. Details of projects remain under wraps, but NENT said the […]

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 […]

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