Nordic Noir from Within and Beyond: Negotiating Geopolitical Regionalization through SVoD Crime Narratives

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In this article, I show how a vision for the Nordic region exists as a banal nordism, based on years of content exchange, Nordic co-production models and public funding opportunities. I document how new commercial players have been able to gain a very large market share in only a few years, significantly disrupting the reach of PSBs in the Nordic region. The three largest contemporary commercial players on the Nordic market, Viaplay, HBO and Netflix, have been able to, in very different ways, tap into the ideology of banal nordism and the geopolitical unity of the Nordic region, and they have done so by producing and acquiring content that has deep associations with one of the Nordic regions main international brands: Scandinavian crime fiction and Nordic Noir.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNordicom Review
ISSN1403-1108
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020

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In: Nordicom Review, 2020.

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