Viaplay’s head of scripted in Norway becomes latest exec to depart Nordic streamer

Viaplay’s head of scripted content in Norway, Tanya Nanette Yildiz Badendyck, has become the latest senior exec to depart the Nordic streamer. Badendyck had been with the company since 2018, initially joining as an exec producer before being promoted two years later to lead its drama and comedy originals in Norway. Viaplay’s originals had surged […]

Viaplay’s SVP of scripted content Camilla Rydbacken departs

Viaplay’s SVP of scripted content, Camilla Rydbacken, has become the latest exec to leave the embattled streamer. Rydbacken joined the company, then known as MTG, in 2017 as its VP of Nordic scripted content, subsequently being upped to SVP in 2022. She had been overseeing a vast pipeline of Nordic dramas for the streamer such […]

Czech investment firm PPF Group takes minority Viaplay stake

Czech investment outfit PPF Group has taken a 6.3% stake in Viaplay – the latest group following Canal+ to take advantage of the struggling Nordic streamer’s collapsing share price. The move gives PPF a 6% voting stake in the Nordic company, which has been a key commissioner in the region, notably in scripted with shows […]

Exclusive: VP of acquisitions & programming at TelevisaUnivision’s ViX to step down

Maria Ines Rodriguez, VP of acquisitions & programming at TelevisaUnivision’s Spanish-language streamer ViX, is stepping down, TBI understands. Rodriguez had been in the role for almost three years and worked across content deals for the streamer, which was rolled out in the US, Mexico and most of Latin America last year, following the $4.8bn merger […]

Opinion: Mapping the Nordic market & what it means to Formatland

Consolidation has been rife across the industry over recent months, so who better than TBI’s resident format expert Siobhan Crawford to pin down exactly who owns what & what it means for the rest of the industry Mergers and acquisitions. It is not just Banijay’s favourite hobby, it is happening on all fronts. So many […]

Streamers making ‘careful’ moves in Europe as ‘mainstream’ shows catch interest

Streamers in Europe are seeking more “mainstream” content than their broadcaster counterparts, producers have said here at the Monte-Carlo TV Festival. With streamers changing their strategies and co-producing more content in Europe, a session at the Monaco-based event this week explored the new challenges and opportunities arising. “In Germany, it’s funny that when the streamers […]

Viaplay appoints EVP & head of sports to replace departed Peter Nørrelund

Viaplay has appointed one of its veteran execs to oversee the Nordic streamer’s sports operations and taking on the role previously held by Peter Nørrelund. Cecilia Gave becomes EVP & head of sports and will oversee the strategic development for Viaplay, as well as coordinating the management of its sports operations across all markets. She […]

News round-up: Nine, ProSieben & Viaplay snag Fred’s ‘First On Scene’; Espresso takes in Canadian doc ‘Cynara’; Bomanbridge unveils MIPTV deals

Nine, ProSieben & Viaplay snag Fred’s First On Scene Viaplay, ProSieben and Nine Network in Oz have struck pre-sale deals with Fred Media for its latest series, First On Scene. The show has been produced by WTFN and documents acts caught on camera from America’s bravest news cameramen and women as they capture unexpected real-life […]

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