Swedish Dicks


Set-tops ‘unimportant’ for SVOD, says Viaplay chief

Modern Times Group (MTG)-owned OTT subscription video-on-demand service Viaplay does not need to be available on set-top boxes to succeed, its CEO claims. Furthermore, the SVOD service will continue to be a complement to MTG’s mainstream pay TV service rather than a replacement for it, according to Jonas Karlén, Viaplay CEO. Speaking at the Connected […]

Viaplay sets UK-coproduced drama

Scandinavian SVOD service Viaplay’s latest original will be coproduced by UK-based production company Nevision. Big-budget crime drama Alex will be an SF Studios, Film i Väst and Nevision coproduction running to six 44-minute episodes. Principal shooting commences in March in Gothenburg, ahead of completion in the summer. The Swedish-lanaguge series will then debut on MTG-owned […]

Viaplay orders OTT original from The Bridge scribe

Viaplay’s push into original programming has continued with an order for The Lawyer, a scripted series from Hans Rosenfeldt (The Bridge and Marcella, right), Michael Hjort (Sebastian Bergman) and Jens Lapidus (the Easy Money novels). The ten-part drama series will go out on Viaplay, the Modern Times Group-owned streaming service, and TV3, the Swedish free-TV […]

TBI Digital: Year in Review

Twenty-sixteen was bookended by subscription VOD services taking their limited offers and launching them globally around the world – Netflix shocked the world by switching on in a total of 200 territories in January and Amazon Prime Video ended the year by doing the same (albeit after 12 months of flat-out denials). The impact for […]

SVOD net gets porn drama after Swedish Dicks

Scandinavian subscription video-on-demand service Viaplay’s latest original will be a ten-part drama about a film director who takes a job in the porn industry. The commission of Veni Vidi Vici comes just over a month after Viaplay debuted its first original, the Lionsgate-sold Swedish Dicks, which has been given a second season. The new series […]

Viaplay orders Swedish Dicks with Keanu Reeves

Modern Times Group (MTG) has commissioned the first original series for its Viaplay online TV offering, a comedy series starring Keanu Reeves (The Matrix). The Sweden-based pay and free TV broadcaster has commissioned Swedish Dicks, a comedy series about a Los Angeles-based Swedish private detective and former stuntman, from Viking Brothers Entertainment and Brain Academy, […]