Casten Almqvist


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 […]

New structure for TV4 and C More

Swedish TV company TV4 Group and parent company Bonnier have the group’s broadcasting activities in a new structure that will “unleash the full potential of Bonnier Broadasting”, according to CEO Casten Almqvist. Bonnier Broadcasting will now serve as a parent company for TV4, which will be the umbrella unit for free-to-air TV, and sister unit […]

Swedish TV executives call for net neutrality to be upheld

Top Swedish TV executives from TV4 Group, SVT, MTG and SBS Discovery Media have written to the government calling for net neutrality to be protected. The letter says that in light of possible legislation from the European Commission, it is particularly important that Sweden calls for regulation that prohibits web discrimination for legal content. It […]

Digital boost for TV4 but C More drags

Pay TV unit C More acted as a drag on TV4 Group’s 2013 financials, but the Swedish commercial broadcaster nevertheless posted strong revenue and earnings growth, boosted by advertising growth and the performance of its TV4 Play on-demand unit. Revenue rose from SEK5.885 billion (€667 million) to SEK6.121 billion for the full year, and TV4 […]