Bonnier Broadcasting

Com Hem takes Bonnier’s Sports Channel

Sweden’s Bonnier Broadcasting, owner of TV4 and C More, has signed a deal with Com Hem to bring its new Sports Channel to the cable operator’s pay TV subscribers. Com Hem cable and Boxer digital-terrestrial subscribers will have access to the channel, which shows matches from the Allsvenskan football league, SHL hockey league, the Swedish […]

C More sports channels on Viasat for first time

Swedish pay and TV broadcaster Bonnier Broadcasting has secured a deal with Modern Times Group’ that will see its C More sports channels appear on the MTG Viasat pay TV platform for the first time. C More’s sports channels will appear on the platform from the first quarter of next year. The deal also secures […]

TV4’s Berg named as C More COO, CEO departs

Swedish broadcasting group Bonnier Broadcasting, owner of free-to-air broadcaster TV4 and pay TV outfit C More, has named Mathias Berg as operational manager for both TV4 and C More. Berg, who is currently COO of TV4, will add C More to his responsibilities, with the task of further coordinating and integrating the pair’s activities, particularly […]

TV4 caught in #MeToo wave as CEO unveils crisis measures

Swedish free and pay TV broadcaster TV4’s CEO Casten Almqvist has announced a new “no exceptions, no tolerance” policy on sexual harassment and discrimination following revelations concerning popular DIY and interior design programme Äntligen Hemma and its host Martin Timell. Timell has been the subject of accusations of sexual harassment, racism and homophobia, with a […]

Bonnier Broadcasting names new communications chief

Swedish broadcaster TV4 Group-owner Bonnier Broadcasting has named Åsa Barsness as its new communications and HR director. Barnsness will take her new post at the beginning of next year, taking responsibility for all communications, marketing, HR and public affairs duties. She was previously head of communicaitns at technology consultancy Sweco. Barsness has also worked in […]

TV4 makes raft of news unit appointments

Swedish free and pay TV broadcaster TV4 and parent outfit Bonnier Broadcasting have named a new management team for their newly integrated news organisation. TV4 programming director for news and community, Viveka Hansson, will be given a broader remit across the combined TV4 and Bonnier Broadcasting news organisation, while three new appointees will be charged […]

TV4 axes news unit, closing channels in cost-cutting drive

Swedish broadcaster TV4 Group has announced wide-ranging cost-cutting measures that will see it fold its independent news subsidiary TV4Nyheterna, bringing all journalistic activity back into its core business. The company is also setting up a new joint unit for studios and production technology across news and sports as part of a wider rationalisation of its […]

C More extends SVOD to Finland as TV4 posts growth

TV4 Group-owned C More is launching its subscription video-on-demand service in Finland as part of an expansion of a service that laid claim to be the fastest growing SVOD offering in Sweden last year. The cost of investing in its subscription video-on-demand service led to a higher than expected loss for C More last year, […]

New sports COO for TV4 and C More

Swedish free and pay TV group Bonnier Broadcasting has named Rickard Segeborn as chief operating officer for sport across both free-to-air broadcaster TV4 Group and pay TV outfit C More. In his new role Segeborn will be responsible for the production of 7,000 hours of sports broadcasting across C More and TV4 annually. Erik Westberg, […]

C More secures long-term deal for Swedish hockey

Bonnier Broadcasting-owned Swedish pay TV outfit C More has signed a six-year deal giving it access to Swedish Hockey League (SHL) matches until the 2023-24 season. The deal, which takes effect from the 2018-19 season and gives C More the right to air live regular season matches and playoffs exclusively, is the longest TV contract […]