Nordics

The World Rally Championship (WRC) has today (Thursday) announced it will venture into the Arctic Circle for the first time, with Finland being granted a second event on the 2021 calendar in place of the…

Danish automated sports camera technology company Veo has announced that it has completed its series B funding round, raising $25m (€20m) in order to help fuel its international expansion.

Nordic Entertainment Group's (Nent) sports rights head Peter Nørrelund says the company “can no longer tighten the screw” on consumers by expecting them to pay more for premium sports content and unde…

The Norges Fotballforbund (NFF), Norway’s football federation, has extended a title sponsorship deal for the country’s third tier with PostNord, the Nordic postal services and logistics company.

Finnish public-service broadcaster YLE and commercial and pay-television broadcaster MTV3 have acquired rights in the Nordic country to the 2026 Fifa World Cup

TV4 Media, the Telia-owned broadcasting company that operates Swedish commercial broadcaster TV4, and Swedish public-service broadcaster SVT have acquired rights to the 2026 Fifa World Cup

Norwegian commercial broadcaster TV2 has secured domestic rights to a host of Norwegian football properties, including the top-tier Eliteserien, from 2023, in the most valuable media rights deal in the…

The CAA Eleven agency will be looking to secure new Uefa national team broadcast deals in Iceland in the first quarter of 2021 after launching the rights sales process in the Nordic country

Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group has agreed its first media-rights deal covering nine markets, as it picks up exclusive rights to the Confederation of African Football’s qualifying competition matches f…

The influence of traditional sports executives is growing at esports rights-holders, leading to deeper partnerships with legacy media companies. Callum McCarthy reports.

The Danish capital has developed its venues to attract big-ticket events and hosted international competitions with a variety of different sports

What are the ingredients of the Danish success in bidding for and hosting major international sporting events? Sport Event Denmark chief executive Lars Lundov shares the recipe.

When Pearse Connolly set about revamping the marketing of Norwegian national team home matches he didn’t expect to use the Catholic church as inspiration.

Norwegian sportswear brand Dæhlie has extended its position as the ski clothing supplier for the upcoming season of Ski Classics.

Danish government-owned broadcaster TV2 and public-service broadcaster DR have added to their recent high-profile rights acquisitions in a deal to show the 2026 Fifa World Cup

SVT, Sweden’s public-service broadcaster, has agreed a five-season deal to broadcast the Visma Ski Classics long-distance skiing events.

TV2 Denmark, the government-owned subscription and free-to-air broadcaster, has retained exclusive rights to the 2021 season of esports’ Blast Premier series.

Finnish public-service broadcaster has acquired rights to the 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup, the only rights-holder in the Nordic region to do so following Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group’s capture of …

Norwegian telecoms rivals Altibox and Telenor have made a joint bid for domestic rights to Norwegian football, including the men’s top-tier Eliteserien, from 2023 onwards.

Norwegian commercial and pay-television broadcaster TV2, and public-service broadcaster NRK, have continued their cooperation in the football rights market by agreeing a deal for the 2026 Fifa World Cup

Oslo-based live sports streaming platform Joymo has announced the appointment of former Google executive Øystein Strand Teslo to the newly-created role of vice-president of growth and partnerships.

Danish government-owned broadcaster TV2 and public-service broadcaster DR have agreed sub-licensing deals with media company Discovery for rights to the 2022 winter Olympics in Beijing and the 2024 summer…

The European Handball Federation (EHF) has announced that Denmark will stage all of Women’s Euro 2020 under a new hosting strategy.

Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group, the Stockholm-based media group, has acquired exclusive rights in Denmark, Norway and Sweden to the 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup, which will take place in Australia a…

The Norwegian Handball Federation (NHF) has been forced to withdraw its co-hosting rights to the European Handball Federation’s women’s Euro 2020, with plans now being worked on for Denmark to become the…

TV4 Media, the Telia-owned broadcasting company that owns Swedish commercial broadcaster TV4, has acquired rights to the Uefa European Championships in 2024 and 2028 together with Swedish public-service…

Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group will launch its OTT streaming service Viaplay into 10 international markets by the end of 2023, including Poland in 2021 where it has secured rights to the German Bundesliga…

Mondelēz International-owned chewing gum brand Stimorol will sponsor the Blast Premier esports tournament’s Fall Final competition in December.

Swedish pay-television broadcaster C More has retained exclusive rights to its flagship sports property in a new six-year deal with the Swedish Hockey League, the top division of ice hockey in the country

Domestic rights to a host of Norwegian football, including the men’s top-tier Eliteserien, have been put out to tender.

Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group has agreed a new deal with the NHL to renew rights across the Nordic region for a further five seasons, from 2021-22 to 2025-26

Sports streaming platform Fanseat has acquired rights to Spanish top-tier basketball league and cup competitions for exploitation in France and Denmark

Norwegian commercial and pay-television broadcaster TV2 will offer English Premier League matches in ultra high-definition 4K for the first time from November 1

Allan Hvid, the head of esports and football at TV2 Denmark, the government-owned subscription and free-to-air broadcaster, is to leave his position at the end of the year in order to form his own company

Sales revenues for the Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group’s Viaplay streaming service bounced back in the third quarter on strong subscriber growth.

Swedish telecoms and cable television operator Com Hem and DTT platform Boxer have agreed deals with international media group Discovery to carry the Dplay OTT streaming service

Danish government-owned broadcaster TV2 is seeking media-rights rebates on its deals for the Danish Handball League and Danish Handball Cup following cancellations due to the Covid-19 pandemic