Viaplay Select Arrives on CANAL+ in Austria


Viaplay Group has inked a deal with CANAL+ in Austria for the local launch of the Viaplay Select service.

With the alliance, more than 300 hours of content from Viaplay, including original scripted series, films and documentaries and curated third-party content, will be available to CANAL+ subs in Austria. The branded Viaplay Select service has rolled out in 20 markets since its spring 2022 launch, with further expansion planned for this year. Partners include Crave in Canada, Pickbox NOW in Europe, SBS in Australia, DMD’s CINDIE service in LatAm and WOWOW in Japan.

Titles on offer include Below, The Dreamer—Becoming Karen Blixen, Natascha Kampusch—A Lifetime in Prison and Superswede.

Vanda Rapti, Viaplay Group’s chief commercial officer at North America and Viaplay Select, noted: “This latest partnership demonstrates both the appeal and flexibility of our unique Viaplay Select concept. Austria is a mature streaming market, and Viaplay’s premium content will help CANAL+ stand out in their newest territory. At the same time, local viewers can experience highlights from our award-winning storytelling and get a good taste of what Viaplay is all about.”

Philipp Böchheimer, managing director at CANAL+ Austria, added: “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. The addition of Viaplay’s unique content will be key in fostering our position as the home of Europe’s best series and movies.”