Canal Digital


Telenor Broadcast sees fall in revenue

Telenor Broadcast has seen a sharp reduction in revenue in the first quarter compared with 2016 thanks in large part to the one-off positive impact of a settlement related to transmission unit Norkring in Q1 2016. However, pay TV unit Canal Digital and Telenor Satellite Broadcasting also saw their revenues dip. Overall, Telenor Broadcast posted […]

Telenor Broadcast sees in tough final quarter

Norwegian telco Telenor’s Broadcast arm had a poor fourth quarter, with revenues down 6% year-on-year and EBITDA down 12%, hit by a currency impact on pay TV unit Canal Digital’s revenues and changes in its sport offering in Norway. Canal Digital DTH revenues fell by 6% to NOK1.098 billion (€124 million). EBITDA was down 22% […]

Nordic pay TV chief execs out in Canal Digital restructure

Several country chief executives are leaving Nordic pay TV giant Canal Digital in regional restructure. Jarl Söderman, John Nordin and Roger von Zernichow will all leave Canal Digital, the largest pay TV company in the Nordic region, as it centralises management. Söderman has been running the company’s Danish operation, Nordin Sweden and Finland, and von […]

Canal Digital boost for Telenor Broadcast despite subs decline

Telenor’s Canal Digital pay TV arm saw subscribers drop by 7,000 in the second quarter to reach 870,000. Canal Digital posted revenues of NOK1.165 billion (€124 million), up from NOK1.121 million thanks to currency effects. Overall, Telenor Broadcast posted revenues of NOK1.561 billion, up from NOK1.518 billion, while EBITDA rose to NOK512 million from NOK480 […]

Canal Digital agrees channels deal with Turner

Nordic pay TV platform Canal Digital has agreed a new carriage deal for Turner’s channels. The deal gives Canal Digital continued carriage of the CNN, TNT, Cartoon Network and Boomerang, Canal Digital services. The new agreement also covers a swathe of archive and fresh content from the Turner channels that the pay TV platform can […]

Trace expands in Denmark via Canal Digital

Trace has extended its partnership with Canal Digital in move that will see Trace Sport Stars launch in Denmark to its SMATV (satellite master antenna television) customer base. The move marks an extension of Trace’s Nordic footprint. Trace Sport Stars has been available on the basic tier of the Canal Digital cable offer in Norway […]

Telenor slows DTH decline

The rate of decline of Telenor’s DTH TV base continued to slow in the second quarter. Telenor reported 902,000 customers for its Canal Digital DTH operation at the end of June, down 3,000 quarter-on-quarter and down from 915,000 at the same time last year. DTH ARPU grew 1% year-on-year to NOK371 (€41.65). Telenor Broadcast, of […]

Mixed results for Telenor Broadcast

Telenor Broadcast saw a year-on-year fall in revenues for the first quarter of this year thanks to the impact of the sale of conditional access division Conax and lower DTH and satellite revenues. Overall, the Broadcast division saw turnover slide from NOK1.893 million to NOK1.53 million for the quarter.  Telenor Broadcast-owned DTH service Canal Digital […]

Telenor Norwegian TV sees modest growth

Norwegian telco Telenor’s domestic TV base remained stable in the fourth quarter. The telco had 531,000 TV customers, up from 530,000 in the third quarter and up from 527,000 year on year. TV ARPU increased to NOK287 (€33) in the fourth quarter, up from NOK279 a year earlier. Telenor’s Norwegian fixed broadband base declined slightly […]

Canal Digital taps Xstream for Go

Nordic pay TV operator Canal Digital has tapped Xstream to power its TV everywhere app. The Canal Digital Go iPad app, designed, developed and powered by Xstream MediaMaker, is available in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. The Go app is integrated with Canal Digital’s in-house billing system and is encrypted with Microsoft PlayReady DRM. The […]