Nordic Entertainment Group

Viaplay unveils ‘Dragon’s Den’ as first Dutch original

Nordic Entertainment’s (NENT Group) streaming service Viaplay has announced its first Dutch original show ahead of its planned launch in the Netherlands on 1 March. Viaplay will exclusively air a local version of reality format Dragon’s Den, alongside its line-up of local and original productions, international films and series, kids content and premium live sports. […]

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, […]

Rainmaker Content strikes deal to sell Viaplay originals worldwide

Rainmaker Content, the distributor launched last year by former Kew Media Distribution (KMD) execs Greg Phillips and Graham Begg, has struck a deal to sell shows from Nordic-based streamer Viaplay. The agreement, struck via Viaplay’s parent Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), will see Rainmaker acting as a worldwide distribution partner for selected scripted Viaplay originals, […]

NENT to launch Viaplay in the Netherlands, eyes local programming

Nordic Entertainment (NENT) Group is to launch its streaming service Viaplay in the Netherlands next year and is planning to order local programming from the country. The Dutch version of the SVOD is to be rolled out in Q1 2022 and will put much of its focus on sports, with the service set to become the […]

Deals round-up: Globoplay buys ‘Coroner’ & ‘Wynonna Earp’; Abacus to sell Nick Broomfield doc; Viaplay preps ‘Estonia: The Last Wave’

Globo grabs Coroner & Wynonna Earp Brazilian streamer Globoplay has picked up drama duo Coroner and Wynonna Earp from UK-based Cineflix Rights. The deal will see seasons 1-3 of crime series Coroner headed to Brazil, along with seasons 1-4 of supernatural cult hit Wynonna Earp. Coroner is inspired by the series of books by M.R. Hall and was […]

NENT eyes $405m funding to fuel Viaplay expansion in Europe & US

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) is looking to raise SEK3.5bn ($405m) to fund the expansion of its streamer Viaplay into the US and across Europe, in a bid to more than double its current subscriber numbers. The Nordic SVOD said it planned to launch into Poland and the US by the end of next year, with […]

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 […]

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