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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

Viaplay orderes Below as next Norwegian Original

The latest Viaplay Original from Norway is the dark comedy-drama Below, starring Maria Austgulen as a young woman whose life is turned upside down by a traffic accident. Acclaimed screenwriter Tina Rygh makes her debut as a creator with the six-part series, which is directed by Siri Seljeseth (the Golden Screen winner ‘Young and Promising’) […]

June 22, 2022

Viaplay rolls out Thunder in My Heart season 2

Viaplay’s highly acclaimed Original ‘Thunder in My Heart’ will return for a second season in 2023. Creator and star Amy Deasismont, winner of a Best Actress prize at Sweden’s Kristallen awards for the series’ initial run, headlines the new season alongside a stellar ensemble of upcoming and established talents. Produced by B-Reel Films, ‘Thunder in […]

June 17, 2022

Live Life is Viaplay’s next Original for young adults

Swedish Kristallen winner Hanna Ardéhn (‘Quicksand’), Tina Pour Davoy (‘Eagles’) and Doreen Ndagire (‘Comedy Queen’) will headline Viaplay’s latest Original for young adults, ‘Live Life’. Susanne Thorson (‘ALEX’) makes her directorial debut with the eight-part drama series, which follows three friends suddenly faced with a devastating turn of events. Currently filming in Stockholm, ‘Live Life’ […]

June 8, 2022

Norway: Viaplay adds Premier League to Allente, Altibox deals

Viaplay Group and Norwegian TV, streaming and broadband provider Altibox have agreed a multi-year expansion of their long-term distribution partnership in Norway. The Viaplay streaming service will remain broadly available to Altibox customers, who will now also have the possibility of following 380 live Premier League games every season when Viaplay Group’s coverage of the […]

June 7, 2022

Viaplay announces ‘There’s Something Going On’ as next original film

The latest feature film in Viaplay’s ongoing investment in unique Nordic storytelling is ‘There’s Something Going On’, a Swedish drama that explores universal themes of love, angst and the search for oneself. The main character, Petra, is portrayed at two turning points in her life by Alexandra Rapaport (Viaplay’s ‘Honour’; ‘The Hunt’) and Ella Hammarsten […]

May 25, 2022

Viaplay scores Carabao Cup, Championship rights

Viaplay will be the exclusive streaming home of EFL Sky Bet Championship and Carabao Cup football in every Nordic and Baltic country, Poland and the Netherlands from the 2022/2023 season, as the result of a new long-term rights agreement. Every season, more than 180 live matches from England’s second tier will be shown on Viaplay, […]

May 23, 2022

Wågnert now Viaplay Chief Technology & Product Officer

Viaplay has appointed Philip Wågnert as EVP and Chief Technology & Product Officer, effective immediately. Wågnert will lead the company’s product, data and technology development and hold overall technical responsibility for the fast-expanding Viaplay streaming platform. He will join the company’s General Executive Management team, reporting to Anders Jensen, NENT Group President and CEO, and […]

May 3, 2022

Viaplay, Sony extend content deal

Viaplay and Sony Pictures Television (SPT) have agreed a multi-year extension to their long-term content partnership in the Nordic region. The latest Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) films and television series will continue to receive their Nordic streaming premieres on the Viaplay service, where viewers can also watch a range of SPE’s most popular series box […]

April 28, 2022