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EU monitor orders Telia to revise streaming auction after Tele2 complaint

Swedish telco Tele2’s appeal to the EU monitoring trustee over the terms of rival Telia’s auctioning of TV streaming rights had been successful, producing an instruction to Telia to change the terms of the rights auction. Tele2, owner of Swedish cable operator Com Hem, had complained that Telia’s auctioning of streaming rights to the channels […]

Tele2 takes aim at streaming future with Comhem Play+

Tele2 has launched its new standalone streaming service, Comhem Play+, to compete with Sweden’s already crowded field of SVOD offerings including Viaplay and Netflix. In a note accompanying the company’s Q4 earnings, CEO Anders Nilsson said that the new service would build on the company’s existing role as a video content aggregator and enable it […]

Telia chief takes aim at streaming future as TV4 dispute reignites

Nordic telco Telia aims to is “determined that we will make sure that TV4 and C More…can be viewed by everyone” as part of its strategy to bring its TV assets from last year’s acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting to “more people”, according to CEO Christian Luiga. Speaking to analysts after Telia posted its year-end results, […]

Com Hem furious over Telia streaming rights move

Conflict between Tele2-owned Swedish cable operator Com Hem and its owner’s main rival in the market, Telia, has reignited over the terms of the latter’s auction of streaming rights to the channels of broadcaster TV4, which it owns. Com Hem has notified the European Commission’s ‘monitoring trustee’, mandated to monitor Telia’s compliance with EC conditions […]

No end in sight to TV4 dispute as Almqvist blames Com Hem streaming rights move

The dispute between Telia-owned Swedish free and pay TV broadcaster TV4 and Tele2-owned cable operator Com Hem is a very long way from being solved, according to TV4 CEO Casten Almqvist, who has blamed the cable operator’s insistence on including OTT TV rights as part of a deal for the breakdown. TV4 and pay TV […]

Telia and Tele2 at loggerheads as TV4, C More disappear from Com Hem

Sweden’s largest commercial broadcaster, Telia-owned TV4, and sister pay TV service C More have disappeared from the country’s largest cable network Com Hem, owned by rival telco Tele2 after the pair failed to agree carriage terms. The switch-off of TV4 means that the broadcaster has lost distribution to about a third of the country’s population. […]

Tele2 sees TV base decline

Nordic service provider Tele2 saw its Swedish digital TV base decline by 9,000 in the quarter to September, a similar slide to that reported for the same period last year. The company added 1,000 cable and fibre TV customers, but saw its digital-terrestrial base decline by 10,000. Tele2 added 11,000 fixed broadband and 34,000 mobile […]

Tele2 sees TV numbers drop as DTT declines

Swedish telco Tele2, owner of the Com Hem cable network and former Boxer digital-terrestrial TV service, lost a net 7,000 TV customers in the quarter to June, with 2,000 cable and fibre network gains partially offsetting the loss of 7,000 DTT subscribers. Tele2 had 1.041 million TV customers at the end of June, down 3% […]

‘Faster than planned’ Com Hem integration boosts Tele2

Tele2 is set to continue its Swedish focus, following the “faster than planned” integration of Com Hem. Cable operator Com Hem was acquired by the Swedish telco in November 2018 in a deal that valued the former at SEK 26.0 billion (€2.65 billion). In the past quarter, Tele2 has also withdrawn much of its interest […]

Tele2 marks progress on fixed-mobile convergence plan

Tele2 made solid progress in the first quarter towards realising its vision of fixed-mobile convergence following its merger with cable operator Com Hem, according to CEO Anders Nilsson. Nilsson said that initiatives such as selling mobile services to Com Hem customers following the launch of Com Hem mobile and selling fixed services to Tele2’s mobile […]

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