Canal Digital


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 […]

A+E Networks lines up Polish and Nordic channel launches

A+E Networks is set to launch its H2 and Lifetime networks in Poland for the first time, and also is launching H2 in the Nordics. A+E Networks said that H2, an extension of its History channel brand, will go live in Poland on October 29, with the female-skewing Lifetime channel to follow in November. The […]

Continued subscriber decline for Canal Digital

Telenor’s Canal Digital DTH pay TV unit saw continued decline of its subscriber base in the second quarter, dropping from 920,000 in March to 915,000 in June.  Canal Digital saw revenues slip slightly in the second quarter, down from NOK1.119 billion (€134 million) to NOK1.109 billion. Overall, Telenor Broadcast, of which Canal Digital is a […]

Telenor Broadcast appoints new CEO

Telenor Group has promoted the senior vice president of its industrial development arm, Ragnar Kårhus, as CEO of Telenor Broadcast and Canal Digital.  The move comes after it was announced last month that Patrik Hofbauer was leaving the Telenor Broadcast and Canal Digital CEO post to become CEO of Telenor Sweden. Kårhus, who first joined Telenor […]