Advanced Television


Iceland: NENT to show Champions League on Viaplay

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), the Nordic streaming company, will show live UEFA Champions League football on its Viaplay streaming service in Iceland from the 2021/2022 season. The new three-year agreement sees NENT Group share the Champions League rights with Icelandic broadcaster Sýn and will bring Europe’s premier club tournament to Viaplay viewers in Iceland […]

January 21, 2021

StarzPlay continues international expansion

Starzplay, the streaming service from Starz, is celebrating a collection of partner launches in the second half of 2020 including a new presence in the Nordics with NENT/Viaplay. In addition, Starzplay has expanded in key markets this month with Vodafone in Italy, Sky in Switzerland and Molotov in France, with more still planned. Starzplay says […]

December 16, 2020

Bank: NENT rated BUY

According to a report from investment bank Berenberg, future ARPU growth at Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT) will largely be non-linear and from its Viaplay SVoD platform. NENT’s ARPU has been hit hard by the cancellation of sporting events this year due to the pandemic, and its forecast revenues of cSEK114 per month (€11.12) for FY […]

December 9, 2020

NENT expands international series offering on Viaplay

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), the Nordic streaming company, has added a range international series to its Viaplay streaming service. The line-up of new international series launching immediately in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland includes: ‘La Unidad’ (Spain); action; season 1 (6 episodes), season 2 in 2021 ‘An Ordinary Woman’ (Russia); dramedy; season 1 […]

November 30, 2020

NENT Studios UK seeks new owner

NENT Studios UK, the London-based content development, production and distribution business currently owned by Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), is looking for a new owner. Richard Halliwell, NENT Studios UK’s CEO, is involved in the sale process which currently has expressions of interest from more than 20 UK and international businesses. NENT Group is divesting […]

November 23, 2020

Report: Sport a third of Nordic pay-TV revenues

The market for Nordic TV sports rights has been dynamic all through 2020, with several major rights being out for tender, reports Mediavision. This week, ice hockey and the Bundesliga have been the centre of attention. Telia extended its rights to the major Swedish hockey league (SHL), and NENT extended its Nordic NHL ownership – […]

November 12, 2020

NENT launching Viaplay in US & Poland in 2021

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), the Nordic streaming company, has announced that its Viaplay streaming service will be rolled out in 10 international markets by the end of 2023, including Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and the US in 2021. By the end of 2025, NENT Group aims to increase its subscriber base to approximately 10.5 […]

November 10, 2020

Elisa Viihde Viaplay goes live in December

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), the Nordic streaming company, and Elisa, the Finnish telco, will launch their combined streaming service Elisa Viihde Viaplay in Finland on December 3rd. Elisa Viihde Viaplay will bring together Viaplay’s original Nordic productions, Hollywood films and series, and high-quality kids content with Elisa Viihde Aitio’s original series and wide selection […]

October 30, 2020

NENT Group raises Viaplay subs target

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), the Nordic streaming company, has upgraded its Viaplay paying subscriber target for the current year to 3 million. The new target would see Viaplay add more than 700,000 paying subscribers in 2020, representing year-on-year subscriber growth of over 30 per cent, and compares with 29 per cent growth to 2,716,000 […]

September 16, 2020

NENT unveils Close to Me original series

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), the Nordic streaming company, has unveiled the English-language psychological drama series Close to Me as its next original production. The series stars Connie Nielsen (Wonder Woman) and Christopher Eccleston (The Leftovers), and is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Amanda Reynolds. The six-part series will premiere […]

August 10, 2020