Nordic Entertainment Group

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 […]

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 […]

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