As a result, more than 500 additional episodes of high-quality Nordic and international kids series from SF Studios, as well as selected films, will be added to NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service during 2020.
The series and films to be added include popular kids formats such as ‘Shaun the Sheep’, ‘Alvin & The Chipmunks’, ‘Fireman Sam’, ‘Robin Hood – Mischief in Sherwood’ and ‘Monchhichi’. All content will be available in local language dubs to ensure accessibility for younger viewers across the Nordic region.
Viaplay is already home to more than 1,200 episodes of kids content from SF Studios, and the new deal will increase this number to 1,800 episodes. NENT Group is also rapidly increasing its original kids content slate, which includes the SF Studios’ co-production Saga Stories along with Fixi in Playland, Mia’s Magic Playground, Peppy Pals and The Great Escape.
The SF Studios’ co-production Saga Stories is a 10-episode animated series based on the bestselling books by Swedish author Josefine Sundström for children aged 3 to 6. It was nominated as the Children’s Programme of the Year at the Swedish Kristallen Awards in August 2019. The show was recently renewed for a second season, which will premiere exclusively on Viaplay in spring 2020.
“SF Studios’ mix of local and international kids series and movies is a fantastic fit for Viaplay, which has the best and broadest kids offering anywhere in the Nordic region. We have long-term partnerships with major studios around the world and commission our own highly successful original series for kids. This is a unique position and proposition, and we will continue to invest in kids content of the highest quality in the years to come”, says Filippa Wallestam, Chief Content Officer at NENT Group.
”We are very happy about this collaboration that further expands our partnership with NENT Group as distributor of our high-quality kids brands – both our own productions and the well-known IP in our rights portfolio. Children’s content has always been, and will continue to be, a key area for SF Studios as a leading distributor in the Nordic market”, says Elsa Berg Bjärtun, Executive Vice President Distribution at SF Studios.
For more information, please contact:
- Elsa Berg Bjärtun, Executive Vice President Distribution, SF Studios, +46 70 672 35 85
- Malin Strihagen, Vice President Brand & Communications, SF Studios, +46 70 780 39 35
About SF Studios
SF Studios is one of the world’s oldest film companies and celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2019. Today SF Studios is the leading film studio in the Nordic region with its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden and offices in Oslo, Copenhagen, Helsinki and London. The company produces and distributes feature films and TV series as well as providing the digital services SF Anytime and SF Kids.
About Nordic Entertainment Group
Nordic Entertainment Group AB (publ) (NENT Group) is the Nordic region’s leading entertainment provider. We entertain millions of people every day with our streaming services, TV channels and radio stations, and our production companies create content that is experienced around the world. We make life more entertaining by telling stories, touching lives and expanding worlds – from live sports, movies and series to music and original shows. Headquartered in Stockholm, NENT Group is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (‘NENT A’ and ‘NENT B’).