Nordic Entertainment Group


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 […]

NENT tunes ‘Harmonica’ as originals roster set to hit 30 in 2020

Nordic Entertainment (NENT) Group has commissioned a Swedish romantic drama series, adding to its fast-expanding originals roster that is set to hit 30 shows this year alone. Harmonica has been co-created by Josephine Bornebusch (Love Me) and will premiere exclusively on NENT’s Viaplay streaming service across the Nordic region in 2021. The show follows two […]

NBCUniversal strikes kids deal with Nordic Entertainment Group

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has finalised a kids content partnership with NBCUniversal International Distribution for its Viaplay streaming service and Viasat pay-TV channels. Titles coming to Viaplay and Viasat as a result of the deal include upcoming DreamWorks Animation series Where’s Waldo?, Cleopatra In Space and Dragons: Defenders of Berk, as well as NBCUniversal […]

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 […]

Expectation’s Kirstie Macdonald joins NENT, FilmNation’s JV

FilmNation Entertainment and Nordic Entertainment (NENT) Group have appointed Kirstie Macdonald as creative director of the companies’ recently announced UK-based joint venture. Macdonald, who has been behind shows such as Line Of Duty, Save Me and The Fear, will lead the JV’s UK team and be responsible for building the company’s production slate. She will […]

TBI Weekly: How Red Arrow Studios fits into M&A frenzy (Column)

A flurry of deals yesterday highlighted the surging appetite for acquisitions and with companies including Red Arrow Studios on the block, the M&A frenzy has some way to run yet. Chances are, if you’re a production company in Europe or North America that has a smattering of successful shows on the slate – or even […]

Nice Drama appoints SF Studios, Warner Bros alum as executive producer

Midnight Sun producer Nice Drama has appointed former SF Studios and Warner Bros. exec Karin Strandberg Blom as executive producer. Blom has spent more than two decades in the industry, working on production and business development of film, TV and theatre projects. She joins Nordic Entertainment (NENT) Group-backed Nice Drama from CJENM-owned distributor company Eccho […]

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 […]

Viaplay cooks up culinary show with ‘Food & Fire’ docuseries

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) is expanding its unscripted offering with a six-part English-language docuseries that explores back-to-basics cooking. Food & Fire is a follow-up to NENT’s culinary series Four Hands Menu and will premiere exclusively on its Viaplay streaming service across the Nordic region in autumn 2019. The series features Swedish chef Niklas Ekstedt […]

Exclusive: Nordic streamer Viaplay makes first move into medical drama

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has ordered its first medical drama for regional streamer Viaplay, with the prodco behind Netflix’s original Snabba Cash producing. First Responders (Åreakuten) is from Sweden’s SF Studios and follows the daily lives of hospital, police and rescue personnel in the beautiful but hazardous Swedish mountains and will debut on Viaplay […]