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Telia teams up with Netflix as it rolls out new Media Box

netflixNordic telco Telia has launched its new Media Box set-top that will also provide access to Netflix to customers in Sweden and Finland for the first time.

Netflix subscribers will be able to access the Netflix app on the box via the main menu, EPG and the app store. New customers can sign up via the app on TV.

Netflix drama The Crown will be available to Telia customers from November 4.

Telia said it would roll out the Media Box in other territories through 2017, bringing Netflix to its customers in the Baltic States.

Johanna Berlinde, head of global TV and media at Telia, said that the partnership would give customers the ability to easily switch between TV and streaming services offered by Telia, and Netflix.

Separately, Latvian telco Lattelecom, which is part-owned by Telia, said that revenues from its TV services grew by 6% in the dthird quarter, contributing first nine months revenue growth of 3% to €142.6 million. Lattelecom highlighted its launch of multiscreen TV service Shortcut in July as contributing to the success of its TV offering.