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Viaplay explores long life with new docuseries from Niklas Ekstedt

Nordic streamer Viaplay is expanding its docuseries offering with a new English-language show that explores why some groups of people live long lives. The Art of Living (aka Konsten Att Leva Längre) has been co-created by Niklas Ekstedt and follows the Swedish chef as he travels around the world to uncover the hidden secrets of […]

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 […]

Viaplay concludes Nordic footprint with Iceland launch

NENT Group-owned streamer Viaplay is to launch in Iceland.  The SVOD will launch in the first half of 2020, meaning Viaplay will now be available in all five Nordic countries, which already includes Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. Viaplay has more than 1.4m paying subscribers across the region and offers a 52-title slate of originals […]

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 […]

NENT taps Discovery Networks exec to head up scripted at Viaplay

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT) has hired Discovery Networks Sweden exec Jon Petersson to head up its scripted division for Viaplay. Petersson joins Viaplay days after it was revealed that its former scripted head Mikael Newihl shuffled over to NENT-owned prodco Nice Drama as its head of development. The new exec will focus on developing original […]

Nice Drama appoints Mikael Newihl as development head

Nordic Entertainment Group-owned Nice Drama has appointed Mikael Newihl as its head of development. Newihl has shuffled to Nice Drama from NENT Group, where he has worked for seven years, most recently as VP of Nordic drama. The exec is behind poplar Viaplay titles such as The Lawyer, Conspiracy of Silence and Black Lake. Newihl […]

Viaplay to launch original comedy drama Love Me

Nordic streaming service Viaplay, owned by Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT), is set to launch new original series Love Me by Josephine Bornebusch (Welcome to Sweden). The six-part comedy drama explores how love changes people’s lives whether in the form of friendship, grief or romance. It highlights these relationships through the lives of three generations of Stockholmers. […]

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