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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. […]

Show of the week: Hidden

Distributor: Banijay Rights Producer: Yellow Bird Channel: Viaplay/TV3 Concept: A man declared dead after a tragic fall comes back to life, only to find he is part of an otherworldly group that can never die Supernatural thriller Hidden originates from Modern Times Group-owned Nordic streaming service Viaplay, the home of such international hits as Black […]

Tandem, Bron Studios set for thriller from The Bridge scribe

Tandem Productions, a Studiocanal company, and Bron Studios are set to produce a gritty dramatic thriller from The Bridge (pictured) writer Måns Mårlind. The two production outfits will co-produce the eight-part series with Germany’s ZDF. It will be co-financed by a line-up of major international networks, including Viaplay, CCanal+, Canal + Poland and Holland’s NPO. Set […]

Nordic SVOD penetration ‘outperforming’ other markets

SVOD has grown its share of overall subscription video expenditure in the Nordic markets over the past year, with SVOD penetration outperforming other advanced markets, according to a report by Kagan. The analyst firm found that SVOD increased its share of the overall pay video market from 18% in 2016 to 22% last year. According […]

TBI Weekly: Originals propel local SVOD success

This week, MTG revealed its Nordic SVOD service Viaplay has seen positive results as the streamer brought in more originals than ever in 2017. During this time, and with eight new originals in tow, the Nordic service has seen viewing time increase by 25%, and the number of customers grow by 21% between 2016 and […]

Stats show SVOD net Viaplay climbed 25% last year as new original arises

Nordic subscription video-on-demand service Viaplay saw viewing time increase by 25% during 2017, according to stats released by parent company MTG. Customers spent an average of 32 hours per month streaming Viaplay last year, while the number of started streams rose 40.5% between 2016 and 2017. Over the same period, MTG said the total number […]

Walter Presents heads down The River

On-demand service Walter Presents has acquired rights to new Norwegian drama The River in the UK, US and Australia. Canal+ in Poland, ZDF in Germany and Yandex in Russia have also bought the 8x60mins series, which UK-based DRG launched at MIPCOM last year. The River is based on real events and set in a close-knit […]

Viaplay originals greenlight flurry continues

Another day, another new original drama for Scandinavia SVOD service Viaplay. The MTG-owned service has commissioned suspense thriller Rig 45, its third greenlight in four days. Rig 45 comes from MTG Studios, the production arm of European content group MTG. The series follows a woman (Catherine Walker, Versailles), who is greeted with a wall of […]

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