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Extra: NENT Group, Boxer extend Danish deal; Harbour Rights inks sales

NENT Group, Boxer extend Danish distribution deal Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) and Danish digital TV sales house Boxer have inked a multi-year partnership extension to distribute content throughout Denmark. Under terms ...
March 6, 2019

NENT Group, Boxer extend Danish distribution deal

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) and Danish digital TV sales house Boxer have inked a multi-year partnership extension to distribute content throughout Denmark.

Under terms of the deal, NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service will reach more households as part of Boxer’s largest TV package, while Boxer will continue to distribute NENT Group’s Danish free-TV channels.

Boxer TV Max customers will now have access to Viaplay’s film and series offering, which includes a mix of original productions, international films and series, as well as children’s content.

“We are the Nordic region’s leading entertainment provider, and extending our partnership with one of Denmark’s major TV distributors is an important step in growing our Viaplay subscriber base. Our long and successful relationship continues to bring the very best content to viewers across Denmark,” said Kim Poder (pictured), EVP, group chief commercial officer and CEO of NENT Group Denmark, in a statement.

Harbour Rights pens global deals

Hong Kong-based distributor Harbour Rights has sent a package of factual and documentary content to broadcasters worldwide.

Thailand cable satellite TV provider True Vision has picked up a 50-hour package consisting of The Great Masters of Painting (15 x 52 minutes), which profiles the life of such acclaimed painters as Van Gogh, Da Vinci, Rembrandt and Renoir.

Elsewhere, Canal+ in Myanmar has acquired an additional 20 episodes of the culinary travelogue Flavors, which journeys into the traditions and histories of various countries, while Sub-Saharan Africa digital TV-operator Startime has taken a 45-hour documentary package that includes Welcome To… (20 x 52 minutes), which provides a comprehensive tour of the world of martial arts.

Harbour has also penned two deals with major media platforms in China, including a 30-hour package deal to I QIYI for its World War II documentaries and military programs, and 32 hours of mixed historical and wildlife programs to Bili Bili.

Melinda Nugent joins Girl Culture Films 

Los Angeles-based commercial production outfit Girl Culture Films has hired Melinda Nugent as executive producer.

Nugent will run all commercial and branded content productions, as well as development and production of projects for film and television.

She was previously an executive producer for Stink Films, 1stAveMachine and Strangelove Productions, and she has produced commercial and film projects for brands including Adidas, Apple, Nike and Google.

Additionally, Girl Culture Films has enlisted all-female domestic representation for its commercial opportunities. Gay Guthrey, from Samuel Guthrey, will handle Mid-West/South regions; Jill Reehl and Maggie Davis, from Get Reehl/Get Davis, will take the West Coast region; and Gisela Limberg, from Hunky Dory, the East Coast region. The new team recently secured a campaign with K-Y.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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