Viaplay reaches “major milestone” as streamer becomes NENT’s biggest revenue raiser

Nordic streamer Viaplay has become the biggest revenue raiser for parent Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) for the first time, its latest quarterly results have revealed. The company’s Viaplay streamer added 140,000 subscribers in Q2, which includes 27,000 subscribers from outside Scandinavia following its launch outside of the region in March. Viaplay’s total subscriber base […]

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 unveils Viaplay launch details for Poland

Nordic Entertainment (NENT) Group is to launch its streaming service Viaplay in Poland on 3 August, as part of its global expansion plans. Viaplay’s Polish service, details of which were first revealed earlier this year, will offer live sports, originals, international films and series, and kids content. Dramas such as Love Me, Max Anger and Wisting […]

News round-up: Viaplay, Virgin Media join ‘The Holiday’; Arte explores ‘Ukraine’s War: Europe’s Dilemma’; Discovery+ preps competition show

Viaplay, Virgin Media join The Holiday Nordic streamer Viaplay and Virgin Media in Ireland have struck pre-sale deals for forthcoming UK drama The Holiday. The show, which was commissioned by ViacomCBS-owned Channel 5 in the UK, is being produced by NENT Studios UK, which is part of Viaplay owner Nordic Entertainment Group. Jill Halfpenny (The […]

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 […]

NENT Group’s Viaplay orders UK thriller ‘Red Election’, as producer Mopar’s English-language push continues

Sweden’s Mopar Studios is producing Red Election, a new UK-set suspense drama for Nordic Entertainment (NENT) Group’s Viaplay streaming service. The 10-part series, which will debut on the streamer later this year, is being distributed globally by A+E Networks International. It was created by Mopar’s William Diskay and Jonas Fors together with Ola Norén, Roland […]

NENT Group & Lasse Hallström prep Hilma af Klint biopic in Nordic story push

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) will produce two English-language films every year to bring stories of regional significance to international audiences. The move comes as part of a long-term commitment to the region’s creative scene, with a focus on the stories of complex and inspirational Nordic figures and events. The first project as part of […]

Scripted round-up: Netflix buys Israel’s ‘Blackspace’; Hulu reboots ‘How I Met Your Mother’; Ovation adds ‘Frankie Drake’

Netflix buys Israel’s Blackspace Netflix has picked up rights around the world to Federation Entertainment’s Israeli drama Blackspace. The 8 x 60-minute psychological thriller is set in an Israeli high school and has been written by Anat Gafni and Sahar Shavit, with Drama Team and Federation producing for local network Reshet 13. It has now been acquired […]

Viaplay preps ‘Fort Boyard’ revival in Poland ahead of streamer’s launch

Nordic streamer Viaplay has ordered a reboot of veteran Banijay format Fort Boyard in Poland, marking the SVOD’s first commission in the country. Fort Boyard, which was created in France by Jacques Antoine in 1990, is an adventure gameshow format that sees two teams competing in physical adventure escape-room based challenges both inside and outside of a fort. […]

Sales round-up: MagellanTV, TVF & Furnace co-pro science show; Viaplay picks up first-ever Faroese drama; ZDFE shops Nazi slave doc

MagellanTV, TVF & Furnace co-pro science show Global SVOD service MagellanTV has ordered a new two-part factual series presented by physicist Jim Al-Khalili, called Jim Al-Khalili’s Guide to How We Got Here, to debut later this year. MagellanTV has partnered with factual distributor TVF International and UK production company Furnace to co-produce the series in […]

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