New strategy chief for Bonnier Broadcasting

Sweden’s Bonnier Broadcasting, parent company of TV4 Group and C More, has named Philip Lindqvist as chief strategy officer. Lindqvist will be charged with heading strategy, driving major projects and supporting business development across TV4 Group, C More, production unit Nyhetsbolaget and Finnish commercial broadcaster MTV. He previously led business control and strategy within Bonnier, […]

Bonnier names Com Hem’s Caddeo as new CTO

Bonnier Broadcasting, owner of TV4 Group and C More, has named Henri Caddeo as chief technology officer. Caddeo’s areas of responsibility will cover TV4 Group, pay TV channels operation C More, MTV and newspaper Nyhetsbolaget. He will be tasked with developing a unified technology infrastructure across Bonnier’s media assets. Caddeo, who is currently CTO at […]

TV4 teams up with Bonnier sister company for e-commerce venture

Swedish commercial broadcaster TV4 has teamed up with Adlibris Group to launch a new e-commerce venture, Kökets Favoriter (Kitchen Favourites) and has set itself the goal of becoming the leading e-commerce provider for cooking, baking and tableware products. Both e-commerce specialist Adlibris and TV4 are backed by Swedish media giant Bonnier. Camilla Everberg, director of […]

Beck-Friis leaving Sweden’s TV4

Cecilia Beck-Friis is leaving Sweden’s TV4 and will not be replaced. Beck-Friis is the free-TV group’s digital boss and , having been upped in a mangement restructure inlate 2013. Scandi media giant Bonnier, which owns TV4, said Beck-Friis will stay with TV4 for a handover period and will manage the preparations for Bonnier’s upcoming OTT […]

TV4 sees profits dip but records digital growth

Swedish broadcaster TV4 Group saw a dip in profit in 2014 on flat revenues, but reported strong performance for its digital platform TV4 Play. The group posted revenues of SEK4.206 billion (€446 million), up very slightly from 2013’s SEK4.204 billion, after having seen strong revenue growth in the prior year. Operating profit fell from SEK783 […]

TV4 owner Bonnier names M&A chief

The parent of Swedish commercial broadcaster TV4, Bonnier, has appointed a head of corporate development and M&A. Fredrik Linton’s role will be to manage acquisitions and divestments business at the media group, as well as assessing Bonnier’s existing holdings on an on-going basis. “In our current circumstances where we need to be active in assessing […]

TV4’s Beck-Friis named as Bonnier’s digital chief

Swedish free and pay TV broadcaster’s TV4 Group’s vice-president, Cecilia Beck-Friis, has been given an expanded role as chief digital officer for parent company Bonnier’s broadcasting activities. In her new role, Beck-Friis will take charge of digital activities spanning TV4 Group, C More Entertainment, Finland’s MTV and Nyhetsbolaget. She will be in charge of business […]

Finland’s MTV chooses Ericsson for playout

Bonner Group-owned Finnish broadcaster MTV has hired Ericsson to provide broadcast and media services including media management and playout for the next five years. Ericsson will provide these services to both MTV and other local and international customers from a purpose-built media hub in Helsinki. Ericsson has provided broadcast and media services to TV4 Group, […]

Bonnier’s TV4 Group takes full control of C More

Bonnier, the parent company of TV4 Group, has taken full control of Nordic pay TV company C More after buying the 35% of the business it didn’t previously own. Bonnier bought the outstanding stake from Telenor, with the change of ownership effective from today. “By taking over as sole owner, we are now creating full […]

Bonnier gives top job to Com Hem CEO

Swedish media group Bonnier has appointed the chief executive of Scandinavian operator Com Hem, Tomas Franzén, as its new CEO.  Franzén, who has led Com Hem since 2008, is due to succeed current Bonnier CEO, Jonas Bonnier, who leaves at the start of 2014. Announcing the hire, Carl-Johan Bonnier, board chair for Bonnier, said that […]