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Viaplay presents proposals for Board of Directors

In advance of the Viaplay Group Annual General Meeting of shareholders on May 14th, the Viaplay Group Nomination Committee has proposed the election of Katarina Bonde, Anna Bäck, Erik Forsberg, Andrea Gisle Joosen, Jacques du Puy, Maxime Saada, Didier Stoessel and Annica Witschard as members of the Board of Directors, and the election of Simon […]

April 12, 2024

Viaplay appoints new Group CFO, co-CEOs in Sweden

Viaplay Group has announced the appointment of Johan Johansson as Executive Vice President, Group Chief Financial Officer and co-CEO of the Group’s Swedish operations. Johansson will join Viaplay Group no later than August 1st. Christian Albeck, Executive Vice President, Content Acquisition since July 2023, will now also take on the additional role of co-CEO of […]

March 22, 2024

Schibsted acquires 10.1% Viaplay stake

Norway-based Schibsted, a family of digital brands, has informed the Oslo Stock Exchange that it now owns a minority stake of 10.1  per cent in Viaplay Group. Streaming and media company Viaplay has more than 45 brands operating in 30+ markets, primarily in the Nordics. It operates the premium streaming service Viaplay, several TV channels, […]

September 14, 2023

Canal+ takes 12% Viaplay stake

Canal+ Group has taken a 12 per cent stake in beleaguered Nordic pay-TV operator Viaplay Group, announcing the deal in a brief statement. No financial terms were revealed. Earlier in the day, announcing the company’s Q2 results, Jørgen Madsen Lindemann, Viaplay President & CEO, said Viaplay was adopting a new strategy and plan, which included, […]

July 21, 2023By Colin Mann

Viaplay names Duffy Interim Chair; withdraws guidance

The Board of Viaplay Group has announced that, due to ill health, Pernille Erenbjerg has notified the Nomination Committee that she is standing down from the Board with immediate effect. The Board, after discussion with the Nomination Committee, has appointed existing non-executive Board Director Simon Duffy as Interim Chair while they search for a permanent […]

July 13, 2023

Viaplay announces new operating model

Viaplay Group has announced a new Nordic country-based operating model and changes to its executive management team. This follows the announcement of changes to the Group’s short-term outlook for 2023, and the appointment of Jørgen Madsen Lindemann as President and CEO. The new operating model aims to improve operating efficiency and performance, sharpen the Group’s […]

June 28, 2023

Viaplay appoints Gave as EVP and Head of Sports

Viaplay Group has appointed Cecilia Gave as EVP and Head of Sports. In her new role, Gave will oversee the strategic development and coordinate the management of Viaplay’s sports operations across all relevant markets. She joins the Group Executive Management team and is based in Stockholm. The appointment is effective immediately. Gave joined Viaplay Group […]

May 23, 2023

Viaplay names Åberg SVP and Head of Investor Relations

Viaplay Group has appointed Sandra Åberg SVP and Head of Investor Relations. Åberg is currently Investor Relations Director at Essity in Stockholm and brings experience in investor relations and finance from a range of international businesses. She will join Viaplay Group in September 2023 and report to Anders Jensen, Viaplay Group President and CEO. Åberg […]

May 11, 2023

Viaplay promotes Wallestam

Viaplay Group has appointed Filippa Wallestam EVP and Chief Commercial Officer, Nordics. In her new role, Wallestam will hold overall responsibility for the Group’s largest commercial region, which spans Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland. Most recently EVP and Chief Content Officer, Wallestam will continue to lead Viaplay Group’s content operations and will be based […]

May 3, 2023

Viaplay Q1 subs up 60%

Viaplay, the streaming service owned by Swedish media company Viaplay Group, has reported that paying subscribers in Q1 were up up 60 per cent YoY to 7.64 million, with 325,000 subscribers added QoQ. Viaplay’s Nordic revenues were up 36 per cent YoY  to SEK1,211 million (€106.7m) on an organic basis, while international revenues were up […]

April 25, 2023