Viaplay Group and CANAL+ have agreed a partnership to make hundreds of hours of premium content from Viaplay Select exclusively available on CANAL+ in Austria. “We are delighted to partner with Viaplay Select to bring even more premium content to our customers," Philipp Böchheimer, Managing Director CANAL+ Austria, said. "These great titles, especially the wide range of Nordic Noir series, are very attractive for the CANAL+ audience and will be available without extra cost."
Austria-based CANAL+ subscribers can now view more than 300 hours of Viaplay’s most successful series, films and documentaries, together with curated third-party content from across the Nordic region. Viaplay Select is a branded content concept for partner platforms that has launched in 20 markets since debuting in spring 2022, with more planned for 2023. "The addition of Viaplay’s unique content will be key in fostering our position as the home of Europe’s best series and movies," Böchheimer said.
The catalog now available in the CANAL+ app through Viaplay Select includes "Below" (nominated for Best European Series at the Festival de la Fiction de La Rochelle 2022) and ‘The Dreamer – Becoming Karen Blixen’ headlined by Connie Nielsen (‘Gladiator’). The platform also offers a wide range of Austria-related documentaries such as ‘Natascha Kampusch – A Lifetime in Prison’ and ‘Superswede’ about the Formula 1 legend Ronnie Peterson and associates such as Niki Lauda.
Audiences can also access Nordic Noir hits including ‘Fenris’, ‘Partisan’ (winner of Best Series at Canneseries 2020) and ‘Trom’ starring Ulrich Thomsen (‘The New Pope’), along with the World War II feature ‘Gold Run’, Viaplay’s first Norwegian film. In addition, the line-up includes Viaplay’s incisive young adult shows ‘Delete Me’ and ‘Threesome’; the popular dramas ‘Harmonica’, ‘The Meaning of Life’ and ‘Hammarvik’; and the compelling documentaries ‘Human to Human’ about the war in Ukraine and ‘Nadia Nadim – Gamechanger’ featuring the renowned Danish footballer.+
Viaplay’s direct-to-consumer streaming service is now available in the Nordic and Baltic countries, Poland, the Netherlands and the UK, and will launch in the US and Canada in the first quarter of 2023. This latest agreement with CANAL+ follows Viaplay Select partnerships with Bell Media’s Crave service in Canada, Pickbox NOW in seven European markets, SBS in Australia, DMD's CINDIE service in nine Latin American countries and WOWOW in Japan.
We are delighted to partner with Viaplay Select to bring even more premium content to our customers. These great titles, especially the wide range of Nordic Noir series, are very attractive for the CANAL+ audience and will be available without extra cost.” Philipp Böchheimer Managing Director, CANAL+ Austria