NENT Group Appoints Richard Halliwell NENT Studios UK MD


Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has appointed Richard Halliwell as managing director of the newly formed NENT Studios UK.

With this new role, Halliwell will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of NENT Studios UK, which comprises NENT Group’s content production and distribution businesses in the region. His remit will include the development, funding and distribution of scripted and non-scripted content for the global market as NENT Studios UK looks to make substantial content investments in the U.K. and internationally, primarily for the Viaplay streaming service. Halliwell will report to Jakob Mejlhede Andersen, CEO of NENT Studios UK.

In addition to serving as NENT Studios UK managing director, Halliwell will continue in his current position as CEO of DRG. Andersen was previously based in Los Angeles as NENT Group’s head of content.

Halliwell said: “I am delighted to take on this role and look forward to working closely with Jakob and the team. NENT Group is a dynamic force in content, and I will bring my experience of developing, financing and distributing a wide range of programming to expand the international capabilities of the business even further. Our aim is to establish NENT Studios UK quickly as an ambitious global content powerhouse that partners with the very best producers and platforms.”

Andersen added: “Richard has a strong reputation in the market and I am delighted that we can use his unique experience to accelerate the development of NENT Studios UK. Our complementary skills, together with a shared passion for great storytelling, mean that I can think of no better partner to help drive this exciting new business.”