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Bank: “Optimism for Viaplay prospects in Netherlands”

Analysts at investment bank Berenberg have issued ‘BUY’ advice on Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT) on the back of its news that its Viaplay platform will launch early in 2022 in the Netherlands. “We are optimistic regarding the prospects for Viaplay in the Netherlands, particularly as NENT has already secured two key sports rights, most notably […]

May 25, 2021

NENT optimistic for Poland

Investment bank Berenberg is holding its annual Conference US series of company presentations, and one participant was Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT). The bank said that president and CEO Anders Jensen had reiterated the strength of NENT’s position in its domestic Nordic market, Jensen outlined the progress in the Baltics, which is in line with expectations, […]

May 21, 2021

Research: 76% say tech has positive impact on TV sport

Instant replays, slow motion and the ability to rewind live TV are fans’ favourite innovations in sports broadcast, according to research commissioned by BT Sport. Meanwhile, teletext and waiting for Match of the Day highlights on Saturdays make more fans nostalgic than any other aspect of sports broadcast. A survey of 2,000 sport fans across […]

May 20, 2021

NENT to launch Viaplay in Netherlands

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), the Nordic streaming company, will launch its Viaplay streaming service in the Netherlands in Q1 2022 as the next step in its ongoing international expansion. Viaplay will become the exclusive Dutch home of Formula 1 in a three-year deal to 2024 and Bundesliga football until 2029, and will offer viewers […]

May 20, 2021

Formula E: LatAm, India deals

All-electric single-seater racing series Formula E has agreed two new media partnerships that will bring coverage of the 2020/21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship to viewers in Latin America and the Indian subcontinent. In Latin America, very race and qualifying session will be live across Claro Sport, Claro Video and, with three highlights […]

April 23, 2021By Colin Mann

Grabyo powers Live

Digital motorsport and automotive publisher Motorsport Network’s OTT service has partnered with cloud video platform Grabyo to produce the world’s first live digital motorsports news channel, Live providing accessible coverage of motor sport and breaking news across the globe. Announced in March 2021, the channel delivers breaking news as it happens from around […]

April 21, 2021By Colin Mann

Extreme E on Insight TV

Insight TV, the millennial-focused global channel and content producer, has signed an agreement to broadcast the inaugural season of Extreme E, the electric off-road racing championship. Broadcasting across Insight TV’s linear and digital networks from April, Extreme E will visit five remote locations highlighting a variety of environmental issues including desertification, rising sea levels, glacial […]

March 26, 2021

NENT acquires NHL rights in Baltics

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), the Nordic streaming company, has entered into an exclusive agreement with the National Hockey League (NHL) to broadcast NHL games on Viaplay in the Baltic region until 2026. NENT Group launched its Viaplay streaming service in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia on March 9th at a price of €9.99 per month. […]

March 17, 2021

The Collectv helps F1: Drive to Survive

The Collectv, the broadcast solutions and workflows consultancy, has announced its involvement in the production process of Netflix’s fly-on-the-pitwall F1 documentary series Formula One: Drive to Survive. The third season of the Box to Box Films production, covering the dramatic events of the 2020 Grand Prix calendar, will air on Netflix from March 19th, a […]

March 17, 2021

The Switch teams with Spark Sport

The Switch announces that Spark New Zealand, the country’s largest digital services provider will tap The Switch’s cloud-based production-as-a-service offering, MIMiC, as part of a multi-layered solution to deliver live sports feeds from Formula 1, English Premier League and New Zealand Cricket to Spark Sport subscribers. The deal marries The Switch’s IP infrastructure, its live […]

March 16, 2021