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Telia to acquire Bonnier Broadcasting

Nordic telecom operator Telia has struck a deal to take control of Bonnier Broadcasting, owner of Swedish commercial broadcaster TV4 and Nordic pay TV channel provider C More for SEK9.2 billion (€890 million). Telia said the move was in line with the strategy adopted by the Board in 2014 to create a new Telia Company […]

Kinnevik CFO quits MTG board ahead of shares distribution

Kinnevik chief financial officer Joakim Andersson has resigned from Modern Times Group’s board of directors following Kinnevik’s decision to distribute all of its shares in the media group to its shareholders. Andersson was appointed to the MTG Board of Directors in 2015. He was also a member of MTG’s audit committee and chairman of MTG’s […]

Com Hem expects box-less TV to be main service in future

Com Hem expects the box-less TV offering it launched earlier this year to become its main TV service in the future as consumer habits change, while its Android-based TV Hub service is now being sold by both its Com Hem and Boxer brands, according to CEO Anders Nilsson. In comments accompanying the Swedish cable and […]

Com Hem claims world speed record

Swedish cable operator Com Hem has filed a claim with Guinness World Records after it provided internet access at a speed of 1.6Tbps during the DreamHack Summer weekend event in Jonkoping. The cable operator said it was providing DreamHack Summer with a connection of 1.6Tbps through a direct link to the backbone, which is also […]

Kinnevik to distribute MTG shares to secure Tele2-Com Hem merger

Swedish conglomerate Kinnevik’s board has resolved to propose the distribution of all the company’s shares in Modern Times Group (MTG) to its shareholders, following a reclassification of Kinnevik’s MTG class A shares into MTG class B shares. The board intends to present the proposal at an EGM of shareholders during the third quarter. The move […]

Com Hem taps WISI for Remote PHY

Swedish cable operator Com Hem has tapped German technology company WISI to provide its compact Remote PHY Node LR45 following an international tender. Com Hem will use the WISI product as part of its upgrade of the company’s HFC network to Gigabit broadband speed with a Remote PHY solution. Some 40% of Swedish households, or […]

Com Hem launches smart home platform for MDUs

Swedish cable operator Com Hem has launched a new smart home platform aimed at the multi-dwelling units (MDU) business. Com Hem Smart will, according to the operator, enable residents to book common spaces and resources and share and exchange with their neighbours. It will also give landlords digital tools to keep administrative and maintenance costs […]

Com Hem looks to OTT SVOD as ‘next step’ in convergence strategy

Swedish cable operator sees OTT TV as a “natural next step” to extend its reach following the launch of a box-less subscription video-on-demand offering in April. Com Hem, which saw its TV base fall in the first quarter, highlighted both its launch of its advanced TV box and a new OTT SVOD service as evidence […]

Com Hem launches Netflix-integrated TV Hub

Com Hem has launched TV Hub, an Android TV-powered platform that combines linear TV with on-demand and streaming services and is high dynamic range (HDR) and 4K compatible. TV Hub lets users navigate between linear TV channels and play services and can be customised with apps downloaded from the Google Play store. The remote also […]

New sports news channel for Com Hem and Boxer subs

Swedish newspaper Expressen has struck a deal with cable operator Com Hem and its Boxer digital-terrestrial TV arm to launch new sports news channel SportExpressen TV on the Com Hem and Boxer networks. The channel, which is broadcasting 24-hour news coverage of the Olympic Winter Games in Korea, will be available free of charge to […]