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Ex-Veon and Telenor exec Johnsen to take helm of Tele2 from Nilsson

Tele2 president and CEO Anders Nilsson is to step down after six years in the role and will be replaced by Kjell Morten Johnsen, previously chief operating officer of Russia’s Veon and chief executive of Telenor Europe. Johnsen will take over from Nilsson when the latter leaves on September 15. Nilsson had previously told the […]

ViacomCBS premieres for Comhem Play+ in Sweden

Tele2-owned Swedish cable operator Com Hem has struck a deal with ViacomCBS to bring a number of premieres to its streaming service, Comhem Play+. The agreement will provide Comhem Play+ subscribers with over 50 seasons of shows and 430 hours of new and library content, and seven premieres for the Swedish market including Reprisal with […]

Com Hem upgrades Android TV service

Tele2-owned Swedish cable operator Com Hem has upgraded become one of the first European operators to upgrade its Android TV Operator Tier-based service, the Com Hem TV Hub – to Android P. Com Hem tapped its technology partners 3 Screen Solutions (3SS) and Technicolor to implement the shift. 3SS said the move meant that Com […]

Telia launches streaming service as standalone offering

Nordic telco Telia has launched its streaming service Telia Play as a standalone offering available to all, whether they subscriber to Telia’s other services or not. Until now, Telia Play was restricted to Telia’s own customers. Telia TV customers have been able to freely stream the  Telia Play offerings in the app, while subscribers of […]

Tele2 pulls financial guidance as coronavirus and TV decline takes toll

Nordic telco and cable operator Tele2 has withdrawn its financial guidance for the year and postponed a planned share dividend after admitting that it would be unlikely to achieve revenue growth, leading to a sharp fall in the company’s stock price. Tele2, which provides fixed and mobile services and TV in the Nordic and Baltic […]

ViacomCBS extends Paramount+ reach in the Nordics

ViacomCBS Networks International has struck three new distribution agreements in Sweden and Finland for its premium streaming service Paramount+. In Finland, Paramount+ will launch on Sanoma’s Ruutu platform as a standalone subscription service, offering subscribers new and classic movies from the Paramount Pictures library, as well as series from Paramount Network, Comedy Central, MTV, and […]

Nordic Entertainment extends deal with Com Hem

Sweden-based free and pay TV company Nordic Entertainment (NENT) and Tele2-owned cable operator Com Hem have extended their distribution agreement. The deal makes NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service and Viasat pay TV channels available to a wider range of Com Hem and Boxer customers.From this month, access to Viaplay’s film and series package will be […]

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, […]

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