Newsletter 29th of June


29 June 2022

This week, we’ll give you one last round-up of the latest news from the media industry before we trade insights for countless dips in the ocean and just as many ice cream cones.


And with that, all of us at Mediavision would like to wish you a beautiful summer! See you in August.


BET-awards 2022 concluded – find the full winners list here.


Audiobook streaming service Nextory has made a rights issue of SEK 100 million. The money will be used for continued expansion. Simultaneously, the company adjusts its strategy – from growth to profitability.


President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s media company Higher Ground has entered and exclusive first look deal with Audible after ending their Spotify pact.


Spotify is developing a new place to see your friends’ activity in the mobile app, called ‘Community’.


A new report from The European and International Booksellers Federation (EIBF) shows that global book sales increased in 2021 – with growth trends of between 5 and 15 percent.


Swedish Bokusgruppen uses new hashtag on TikTok to inspire reading among the young audience.


Danish BT will become completely digital by the start of 2023 – discontinues printed editions and closes down three newsrooms.


Bonnier Fakta publishes Ukrainian cookbook – profits will be donated to UNHCR.


Aftonbladet presents its first humor series – ‘Noll kontroll’ hosted by Mauri Hermansson


The launch of Disney Plus “exceeded expectations” in the CEE countries, with 1.9 million subscribers singing up in Poland during the first week.


Vision Denmark, together with a number of European industry partners, has received financial support of DKK 7.5 million from the EU Commission to fund the new program ‘European Writers Club’.


Viaplay announced two new Norwegian originals; the dark comedy-drama ‘Below’ and the drama ‘R.I.P Henry’ – as well as the psychological thriller ‘Slutet på sommaren’.  


Netflix on the hunt for an ad-partner – or will they build their own platform?


A new report from PwC shows U.S. SVOD revenue growth slowing to 13% in 2022.


Twitter is working on a new built-in feature called Notes, that will allow long-form blogging.


Facebook Watch has been dropped from Apple TV.


Maya Rudolph and Natasha Lyonne’s Animal Pictures has set a first-look deal with Apple TV.

Mediavision in the News


Cineuropa asks the experts: “Why is piracy increasing in the Nordic countries?” – Cineuropa


More than half a million people engage in audiovisual piracy in Finland – Uusimaa 


13 pct. af danskerne streamer og downloader ulovligt – Media Watch


Research: 3.4m watch pirate content in Nordics – Advanced Television 

Industry Events


IBC: 9-12 September 2022, Amsterdam, Netherlands


MIPJunior: 15-16 October 2022, Cannes, France


MIPCOM: 17-20 October 2022, Cannes, France


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** Mediavision will present