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NENT Studios UK chief stands down

Jakob Mejlhede Anderson is stepping down as CEO of NENT Studios UK just four months after taking up the role.

Jakob Mejlhede Andersen

Anderson moved from executive VP and chief creative officer of NENT’s Nordic streaming platform Viaplay to the role overseeing its UK operations in October last year.

Prior to that the company veteran had been group head of programming and content development.

Anders Jensen, NENT Group’s president and CEO, said: “Jakob Mejlhede has made an outstanding contribution to building Viaplay as the leading Nordic streaming service. We premiered our first original less than four years ago and we will premiere at least 30 series in 2020, many of which have been sold internationally.

“Viaplay’s unique combination of Nordic storytelling, Hollywood films and series, sports and kids’ content sets us significantly apart from the competition, and Jakob has been instrumental in the success of this strategy.

“I want to thank him for his commitment, engagement and ability to consistently commission and acquire great content for our channels and services. We wish Jakob the very best for the future.”

Anderson added: “I have enjoyed every second working with my amazing friends and colleagues at NENT Group. We have built something truly special in Viaplay and I feel very proud of what we have achieved together. Now I have decided to take a new step forward in my career and I am excited about what lies ahead.”

NENT Studios UK comprises NENT Group’s content production and distribution businesses in the UK. A new CEO will be appointed in due course, the company said today.

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