Advanced Television


Bank: “NENT Q1 above expectations”

NENT’s Q1 results were above consensus expectations, apart from its Viaplay OTT service. According to investment bank Berenberg, the Nordic Entertainment Group’s operating margin of 7 per cent was also materially above expectations, leading to a significant outperformance at the EBIT level. The miss on Viaplay net sales was due to average revenue per user […]

April 27, 2021

Report: Service stacking takes off in Nordic video market

The Nordic video market remains one of the strongest and most progressive in the world reports Futuresource Consulting, with Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland enjoying high penetration of superfast broadband, wide adoption of the English language, a high level of disposable income and an overall thirst for entertainment.

April 22, 2021

Viaplay hits 3.1m subs

Viaplay, NENT Group’s streaming service, has reported that Q1 paying subscribers were up 25 per cent YoY to 3.1 million, with at least 650,000 paying subscribers to be added in 2021 Anders Jensen President & CEO, commented: “Q1 was another busy quarter in which we demonstrated that we are well on track towards our five […]

April 22, 2021

Elisa Viihde remakes BBC’s The Replacement for Viaplay

Filming of Elisa Viihde’s new original series, The Replacement, has begun in the metropolitan area of Helsinki. Based on the 2017 hit BBC drama, this new adaptation will be available on the Elisa Viihde Viaplay streaming service in 2022. An intense psychological thriller about the fear of losing one’s professional and personal life, The Replacement […]

April 19, 2021

Indycar renews global broadcast reach

A robust line-up of international broadcast partnerships will help deliver the NTT Indycar Series to a growing global audience in 2021. A series of renewals and expanded broadcast and streaming relationships will bring the stars of North America’s premier open-wheel racing series to many markets across Europe, Asia and more. Existing and renewal partnerships will […]

April 7, 2021By Colin Mann

NENT Group adds Swiss ski rights

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), the Nordic streaming company, has announced the acquisition of more exclusive skiing rights – the FIS World Cup-events taking place in Switzerland. Starting this autumn, NENT Group’s Viaplay will stream more than 500 hours of live skiing every season. This additional four-year deal starts in in autumn 2022 and contains […]

March 29, 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

Viaplay goes live in Baltics

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), the Nordic streaming company, has rolled out its Viaplay streaming service in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Viaplay viewers in the Baltics will be able to watch a combination of Viaplay Originals, international films and series, and kids’ content, with world-class live sports – including F1 and Champions League football – […]

March 9, 2021

NENT acquires women’s football for Viaplay

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), the Nordic streaming company, has secured a comprehensive package of women’s top football for its streaming service Viaplay in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. As part of the deal, NENT Group will hold the exclusive rights to Women’s Super League (WSL) until the 2023/24-season. Furthermore, […]

March 8, 2021

NENT to show Europa League on Viaplay in Poland

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), the Nordic streaming company, has acquired the exclusive rights to UEFA Europa League and the new UEFA Conference League in Poland from the beginning of the 2021/22-season until the end of the 2023/24-season. This deal means that NENT Group now have the rights to the two European club competitions in […]

March 5, 2021