TBI Tech & Analysis: What the Nordics tell us about streaming’s future

The Nordics have always tended to be at the forefront of global streaming trends, neatly reflected by the 55 SVODs operating in the region at the end of 2021. Tony Gunnarsson, principal analyst at research powerhouse and TBI sibling Omdia, reflects on the past decade and picks out key trends for the future. In the […]

Viaplay builds ‘The Fortress’ in new Norwegian dystopian drama

Nordic streamer Viaplay has commissioned dystopian drama The Fortress as its next Norwegian original series. The 8 x 45-minute drama is set in the bleak future of 2037, where Norway has isolated itself from the rest of the world by building an enormous wall around the country. Within the barrier, people enjoy privileged and sheltered […]

France’s TF1 & Viaplay join Acorn TV drama ‘Cannes Confidential’

French broadcaster TF1 and Viaplay in the Nordics are onboard upcoming six-part drama Cannes Confidential, which has started production. The show, which was commissioned by AMC Networks-owned streamer Acorn TV last year, centers on the relationship between an idealistic, local underdog female cop and an ex-conman who are forced to work together to solve crimes in […]

Viaplay ramps up global expansion with new Select brand

NENT Group-owned Nordic streamer Viaplay has launched a new content brand, Viaplay Select, which is to launch in at least five territories this year, beginning in Japan via the broadcaster WOWOW. Viaplay Select will initially offer up to 450 hours of curated content, with more added on a regular basis. After rolling out on WOWOW […]

MIPTV scripted round-up – updated throughout the day

BBCS to adapt ‘Eve Stranger’ BBC Studios has optioned Eve Stranger, the comic-book series created by writer David Barnett and illustrated by Philip Bond for TV series development. Eve Stranger is the story of the enigmatic Eve, who has unlimited funds, a jet-set lifestyle, and extraordinary abilities – as well as a growing suspicion that she’s working for the […]

News round-up: SBS & HBO Nordics look ‘Beneath The Surface’; Andrea Bocelli doc journeys to MIPTV; Viaplay takes Espresso doc trio

SBS & HBO Nordics look ‘Beneath The Surface’ Viaplay in the US and UK, SBS Australia, OTE Greece, HBO Nordics and Stream in Belgium have all acquired the drama thriller Beneath The Surface, following deals with distributor Dynamic Television. The 8 x 60-minute event series, filmed in Germany and Denmark, is a production of Letterbox Filmproduktion, in […]

Viaplay seeks ‘The Meaning Of Life’ in new Swedish original drama

NENT Group streamer Viaplay has commissioned Swedish drama The Meaning Of Life (aka Meningen Med Livet) as its latest original series. The eight-part series, which is produced by Sussan Treshow for FLX and created by Maria Nygren (The Lawyer) and Tove Eriksen Hillblom (Solsidan) will launch exclusively on the platform in autumn 2022. The Meaning Of […]

News round-up: Omens Studios appoints executive chairman; Viaplay to debut F1 docs

Omens Studios appoints executive chairman Animation company Omens Studios has appointed Jimmy Kim as executive chairman. Kim starts today at the firm, which has offices in the UK, Malaysia and Singapore, with plans to implement a strategy for scaling the company and maximising the full potential of its current business models and pipelines. With over […]

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