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Marius Johansen

Marius Johansen

Head of Content Operations, Curation & Programming (VOD), Shahid (MBC GROUP)
United Arab Emirates

Marius Johansen is currently the Head of Content Operations, curation and programming at Shahid, the world’s leading Arabic streaming platform Shahid by MBC GROUP. Marius is responsible for developing content strategy, managing content operations, curating content, and overseeing programming for the video-on-demand (VOD) service Shahid.

Prior to joining Shahid, Marius served in several leadership roles at Nordic Entertainment Group, where he managed content strategy and programming, creative agency, global content acquisitions, rights management, and channel operations. He consistently delivered significant growth and strong P&L performances across assets, multiple broadcast platforms, and Viaplay. Additionally, he oversaw highly profitable content acquisitions, global partnerships, and joint ventures with industry leaders such as Disney, NBC Universal, ViacomCBS, Sony, Warner, Lionsgate, and MGM.

Marius has a proven track record of leading programming for award-winning and critically acclaimed commercial hits, original content, and blockbuster movies. Some of his notable accomplishments include overseeing the programming of popular shows like 'The Walking Dead', 'Grey's Anatomy', 'Empire', and 'The Blacklist', as well as blockbuster movies like 'Avengers: Infinity War'.


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