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Viaplay adds 766k subs in Q2

Viaplay, the Nordic streaming service, has reported that paying subscribers were up 69 per cent year-on-year to 5,549,000 with 766,000 subscribers added quarter-on-quarter. The company has raised its year end subscriber target from 7 million to 7.3 million to reflect higher expected international subscriber intake. Viaplay reported a total operating income of SEK 205 million […]

July 21, 2022

DAZN’s Breeze named Viaplay Head of Sports UK

Viaplay Group has appointed Edward Breeze as SVP and Head of Sports UK. Breeze has held a range of executive positions in the UK sports industry, and in his new role he will lead Viaplay Group’s sports operations in the region. Breeze will join Viaplay Group in October from DAZN, where he is currently EVP […]

July 21, 2022

Viaplay commissions Roombeek

One of the biggest disasters in recent Dutch history, the Enschede fireworks warehouse explosion in May 2000, will become the subject of a four-part scripted Viaplay Original series. The compelling drama ‘Roombeek’ will relate the devasting human impact of the tragedy and its aftermath, and is produced by EndemolShine Scripted, a Banijay Benelux label. ‘Roombeek’ […]

July 19, 2022

Viaplay eyes Premier Sports

Nordic streamer Viaplay in reportedly in talks to acquire pay-TV channel Premier Sports as it seeks to bolster its sporting rights ahead of its UK launch later this year. Viaplay is aiming to agree a deal as soon as this month, according to Bloomberg. Premier Sports operates in the UK, where it broadcasts live football […]

July 14, 2022

Netherlands: Viaplay scores Hoofdklasse rights

Viaplay has secured the exclusive streaming rights to Hoofdklasse field hockey in the Netherlands in a long-term agreement with the Hockey Hoofdklasse CV (HHcv), supported by the Royal Dutch Hockey Association (KNHB), which aims to bring the country’s second-largest team sport by participation to a broad viewing audience. Starting in September, Viaplay will show nearly […]

July 5, 2022

Viaplay adapts Gulraiz Sharif’s ‘Listen Up!’

Gulraiz Sharif’s acclaimed novel ‘Listen Up!’ will become a major Norwegian film from Viaplay, in partnership with Motlys and Arthaus. A lively and warm exploration of identity, class and family, ‘Listen Up!’ marks Kaveh Tehrani’s (the prize-winning short ‘The Manchador’) directorial debut feature and is now filming in Oslo. The film joins the World War […]

July 1, 2022

Viaplay, Paramount content deal

Viaplay and Paramount Global Content Distribution have agreed to a content licensing deal spanning the Nordic and Baltic regions, Poland and the Netherlands. Viaplay viewers in multiple markets will be able to watch a line-up of CBS series and library boxsets from The CW, Paramount Television Studios and Showtime. Under the terms of the deal, […]

June 30, 2022

Viaplay, RiksTV add Premier League to Norway deal

Viaplay Group and Norwegian TV provider RiksTV have added Premier League football to their long-term distribution partnership in Norway. RiksTV’s customers will be able to follow all 380 Premier League games live every season through streaming and hybrid packages when Viaplay Group’s Norwegian coverage kicks off in August. Premier League football will be available to […]

June 30, 2022

End of Summer becomes Viaplay Original drama series

Viaplay will become the first streaming service to adapt the bestselling work of Swedish crime writer Anders de la Motte for the screen. The psychological thriller ‘End of Summer’, based on de la Motte’s hit novel of the same title, will premiere exclusively as a Viaplay Original in 2023 with a cast to be revealed […]

June 29, 2022

Viaplay head meets EU Commissioner

Anders Jensen, Viaplay Group President and CEO, and Thierry Breton, Commissioner for the Internal Market of the European Union, have met in Brussels to discuss the future competitiveness of Europe’s audiovisual and streaming sector, and the urgent need for supportive policy frameworks that create a more level playing field for ambitious European businesses such as […]

June 28, 2022By Colin Mann