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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 […]

Telenor Broadcast chief Hofbauer moves to Swedish CEO role

Telenor Broadcast and Canal Digital CEO Patrik Hofbauer has been named as the new CEO of Telenor Sweden. Hofbauer succeeds Lars-Åke Norling, who takes over as chief executive of Telenor’s DiGi Telecommunications unit in Malaysia. The group will now begin the process of recruiting a successor to Hofbauer at Telenor Broadcast. “I am very pleased […]

Canal Digital decline continues for Telenor

Telenor’s Canal Digital satellite pay TV unit saw its subscriber base decline further in the first quarter, contributing to lower revenues of NOK1.128 billion (€137 million) from the unit, down from NOK1.151 million at the end of December.  Canal Digital had 920,000 customers at the end of the quarter, down 9,000 on December. Telenor’s fixed […]

Revenue boost compensates subscriber loss for Canal Digital

Improved ARPU helped boost Telenor’s Canal Digital pay TV arm during the third quarter despite a net loss in subscriber numbers.  Revenues from Canal Digital grew to NOK1.146 billion (€142 million), up from NOK1.109 billion, while satellite broadcasting revenues were essentially flat year-on-year at NOK241 million. Canal Digital lost 3,000 TV subscribers over the quarter, […]

Trace Urban signs Nordic deal with Canal Digital

Music channel Trace Urban has signed a deal with pay-TV operator Canal Digital that will see the network launch on the latter’s DTH platform in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. The channel is due to go live on November 1, joining Trace Sports Stars, another Trace-owned channel that has been part of Canal Digital’s basic […]

Telenor Broadcast turns in solid results

Telenor-owned DTH operator Canal Digital lost 3,000 subscribers in the second quarter to end June with 934,000 customers, down from 952,000 year-on-year. However, revenues at Canal Digital grew by 1% from NOK1.109 billion (€141 million) to NOK1.119 billion for the quarter, thanks to higher ARPU. Telenor Broadcast overall – including Telenor Satellite, conditional access provider […]

Modern Times Group strikes new carriage deal for FTA channels

Modern Times Group (MTG) has inked new carriage deals for its free-to-air channels TV3 and TV3 Puls. The channels will be carried on the Canal Digital platform in Denmark, marking the first time that they have been on the Telenor-owned platform. Separately, MTG said it will add SBS’s free-to-air Danish channels, Kanal and Kanal 5 […]

Canal Digital subscriber losses continue slowdown

Telenor-owned Nordic pay TV operator Canal Digital recorded lower subscriber losses in the third quarter than during the corresponding period of 2011. The telco’s Broadcast division also reported a record high EBIDTA margin. Canal Digital lost 4,000 DTH customers in the three months ending September 2011, compared with a loss of 6,000 a year earlier. […]