Anders Nilsson

Ex-Veon and Telenor exec Johnsen to take helm of Tele2 from Nilsson

Tele2 president and CEO Anders Nilsson is to step down after six years in the role and will be replaced by Kjell Morten Johnsen, previously chief operating officer of Russia’s Veon and chief executive of Telenor Europe. Johnsen will take over from Nilsson when the latter leaves on September 15. Nilsson had previously told the […]

Com Hem furious over Telia streaming rights move

Conflict between Tele2-owned Swedish cable operator Com Hem and its owner’s main rival in the market, Telia, has reignited over the terms of the latter’s auction of streaming rights to the channels of broadcaster TV4, which it owns. Com Hem has notified the European Commission’s ‘monitoring trustee’, mandated to monitor Telia’s compliance with EC conditions […]

Com Hem expects box-less TV to be main service in future

Com Hem expects the box-less TV offering it launched earlier this year to become its main TV service in the future as consumer habits change, while its Android-based TV Hub service is now being sold by both its Com Hem and Boxer brands, according to CEO Anders Nilsson. In comments accompanying the Swedish cable and […]

Com Hem looks to OTT SVOD as ‘next step’ in convergence strategy

Swedish cable operator sees OTT TV as a “natural next step” to extend its reach following the launch of a box-less subscription video-on-demand offering in April. Com Hem, which saw its TV base fall in the first quarter, highlighted both its launch of its advanced TV box and a new OTT SVOD service as evidence […]

Liberty Global ‘evaluating’ Amazon partnership

Liberty Global is “evaluating” whether to offer Amazon’s video service, after striking a global deal last year to distribute Netflix through its set-top boxes, according to Eric Tveter. Speaking at Cable Congress in Brussels this morning, the CEO of Liberty’s Central Europe group described the Netflix deal as “good partnership” and dismissed fears that such […]

Com Hem: third of TV base now has TiVo

Swedish operator Com Hem said that 34% of its TV customer base now takes TiVo, after adding 10,000 customers in Q3 to take the total to 213,000. In the company’s third quarter results announcement, Com Hem CEO Anders Nilsson described the TiVo milestone as a “remarkable achievement since our launch two years ago.” Com Hem […]

Com Hem sees scope for price rises following solid 2Q

Swedish cable operator Com Hem’s management believe the company has greater scope than anticipated to grow revenue through the gradual introduction of price increases following a quarter that saw it reduce discounts without a significant impact on churn. Com Hem saw moderate subscriber growth in the second quarter, with the number of TiVo advanced TV […]

Com Hem names Franzén’s replacement as CEO, new COO

Swedish cable operator Com Hem has named Anders Nilsson as its new CEO following the departure of Tomas Franzén, who will leave the company on March 6. Nilsson is currently the company’s executive vice-president, commercial and services. He previously worked for Modern Times Group as managing director of its Swedish operations and CEO of its […]