Newsletter 1st of June


1 June 2022

This week, we focus on the following topics:

  • Illegal IPTV major challenge in the Nordics
  • Nordic films score historic triple win in Cannes


Illegal IPTV major challenge in the Nordics


The use of illegal services has been a major challenge to the video industry in the Nordics for years. That refers to illegal services to download or stream video content online, as well as Illegal IPTV. New research from Mediavision shows that almost 900 000 households in the Nordics subscribe to illegal TV, i.e., paid services that give illegal access to thousands of TV channels and VOD like for example IPTV King and Rapid Swiss TV.

BBC announces raft of closures


Ads could boost Netflix’s annual U.S. revenue by 21%


Fox to spend more than USD 200 million per year on streaming


Monkberry to produce Bianca Ingrosso’s own talk show


Amazon Prime Video signs Stian Blipp as first Nordic ‘Brand Partner’


CANNES 2022 

Nordic films score historic triple win in Cannes


Our guess is that few of you have missed the news that Ruben Östlund scored his second Palme D’Or for his latest movie ‘Triangle of Sadness’ (set to premiere in theatres this fall) in Cannes this weekend. However, Ruben was not the only Nordic winner at the festival. Tarik Saleh won Best Script for ‘Boy from Heaven’ and Zar Amir Ebrahimi Best Actress for ‘Holy Spider’. The triple Scandinavian win at the festival follows last year’s top awards for Norway’s ‘The Worst Person in the World’ (Best Actress to Renate Reinsve) and Finland’s ‘Compartment No6’ (Grand Prix).

A full list of Cannes award winners 2022 can be found here.

Netflix and Amazon to adapt Sony games ‘Horizon’ and ‘God Of War’


ITV and Twitter announce multi-year content partnership


Lionsgate plans Starz spin-off to wrap up in March 2023


The NFL looking to launch streaming service this summer?


Netflix’s website and application shut down in Russia


Mediavision in the News


Spår prisökningar på minst 10 procent – SVB


Have video streaming services reached maturity in Sweden yet? – Senal News 


Fler samtal behövs om e-böcker på bibliotek – Biblioteks Bladet 


Ingen vill ha den – ändå gör reklamen entré hos streamingtjänsterna – SR


Halvdelen af svenskerne lytter til podcast – Media Watch


Swedish SVOD growth flatlining, says Mediavision – Digital TV Europe


Millionen lydbokabonnenter – Bok365


Hälften av svenskarna lyssnar på podd under en vecka – Journalisten


Fler än 1 miljon svenska hushåll har ljudboksabonnemang –Boktugg


Allt fler lyssnar på ljudböcker – Svenska Dagbladet 


Streamingmarknaden går in i en ny fas – här är utmaningarna – Dagens Media 


Ny strömningstjänst till Sverige – men marknaden bromsar in – SVT

Industry Events


NEM Dubrovnik: 6-9 June 2022, Dubrovnik, Croatia


IBC: 9-12 September 2022, Amsterdam, Netherlands


MIPJunior: 15-16 October 2022, Cannes, France


MIPCOM: 17-20 October 2022, Cannes, France


* Mediavision will attend
** Mediavision will present