Bonnier Broadcasting


EU greenlights Telia takeover of Bonnier

The EU has provided conditional approval to Telia’s proposed SEK9.2 billion (€890 million) takeover of Bonnier Broadcasting.  The deal, initially announced in July 2018, had been the subject of an antitrust investigation from the EU since May. Now, following a series of concessions from the operator, the EU has greenlit the deal. It had previously […]

TV4 and C More content chief slams Swedish inaction on production incentives

Bonnier Broadcasting, owner of Swedish commercial broadcaster TV4 and pay TV outfit C More, has slammed what it sees as the Swedish government’s failure to support local production. TV4 and C More content director Åsa Sjöberg criticised the failure of the government to provide any financial incentives for local production, making it one of the […]

Telia ‘offers concessions’ to secure green light for Bonnier acquisition

Telia is reportedly offering to give rival service providers access to its free-to-air and basic pay TV channels at fair and reasonable rates to secure EU approval for its acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting. According to Reuters, citing an EU document it has seen, Telia has offered to give TV service providers in Sweden and Finland […]

IMG’s Swedish sports streaming closes as C More takes over rights

Bonnier Broadcasting-owned pay TV channels provider C More has secured the Swedish rights to La Liga and Serie A football, along with US Major League Soccer from Endeavor-owned sports agency IMG, signalling the end of the latter’s attempt to build a sports streaming business in the market. The rights to all three leagues were previously […]

Telia defends TV4 acquisition amid controversy over state ownership

Nordic telco Telia’s management have defended the company’s planned acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting, owner of leading commercial TV broadcaster TV4 and pay TV group C More, amid controversy over whether the state should continue to have a one third share in a company that controls a major commercial media group. Addressing the controversy over the […]

TV4 digital provides lift for Bonnier Broadcasting

Sweden’s Bonnier Broadcasting has seen strong sales and profit growth on the back of record earnings at free-to-air broadcaster TV4 Group and a reduced loss from pay TV outfit C More. TV4 turned in sales of SEK4.739 billion (€450 million), up from SEK4.469 billion in 2017, and EBITA of SEK1.382 billion, up from SEK1.022 billion. […]

C More looking to older Finns to drive uptake of SVOD service

Nordic pay TV operator C More is targeting older, less digital-savvy viewers and focusing on local and national content to differentiate its recently launched subscription video-on-demand offering in a crowded OTT TV market, according to Emmi Vainionpää, director of pay TV at the pay TV outfit. Speaking specifically about C More in the Finnish market […]

Bonnier Broadcasting partners with Paywizard

Bonnier Broadcasting has chosen Paywizard to boost the growth of its subscription-based over-the-top (OTT) television services. Bonnier will use Paywizard’s Agile platform to help grow its C More OTT service and the move comes as the Swedish broadcaster aims to expand its SVOD, pay-per-view, and in the future ad-based VOD services. “We currently have a solution […]

Telia to acquire Bonnier Broadcasting

Nordic telecom operator Telia has struck a deal to take control of Bonnier Broadcasting, owner of Swedish commercial broadcaster TV4 and Nordic pay TV channel provider C More for SEK9.2 billion (€890 million). Telia said the move was in line with the strategy adopted by the Board in 2014 to create a new Telia Company […]

TDC to sell Norwegian business to Telia for €2.2bn

Danish telco TDC has agreed to sell its Norwegian business to Sweden’s Telia for NOK21 billion (€2.2 billion). TDC is selling cable operator Get and telecom subsidiary TDC Norway to Telia, leaving the Danish company to focus on its domestic operation. Telia said that the agreement would position it as a strong challenger in mobile, […]

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