Denmark


EBU speaks out over cuts to Danish public broadcaster DR

The EBU has spoken out against the Danish Government’s new contract with DR that will cut the public TV and radio organisation’s scope, remit and range of programming. The EBU, an alliance of public service media organisations, said it is concerned at political attempts to “drastically narrow and alter the accepted broad remit of public […]

TV2 launches TV Play on Stofa and Boxer 

Danish commercial broadcaster TV2 has entered into a strategic partnership with cable operator Stofa and its digital-terrestrial pay TV subsidiary Boxer to extend access to TV2 Play, the broadcaster’s on-demand service, to 150,000 homes.  Over the next few months, some 150,000 Boxer and Stofa households, representing an audience of about 300,000 people, will be able […]

YouSee TV embraces BYOD trend with Apple TV and LG launches

Danish cable and telecom operator TDC is to make its YouSee TV service available via an Apple TV app as well as its own set-top boxes, and will follow up with the launch of an app for LG smart TVs. Jacob Mortensen, managing director of YouSee, said that the operator’s customers “should be able to […]

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 […]

TDC Group reorganises in Denmark

TDC Group is due to establish two new business units in Denmark as the company, under new owner Macquarie, aims to pursue investments in Danish infrastructure and digitisation. The new divisions, which are due to be established on August 1, will be: a unit focusing on network and digital infrastructure called NetCo; and a unit […]

TDC CEO to quit as Macquarie acquisition signals change in direction

Danish cable and telecom operator TDC’s CEO Pernille Erenbjerg is to leave the company after a transitional period, with Mike Parton appointed as temporary chairman of the company. Parton is currently chairman of Tele2, where he led the successful merger of the Swedish mobile group with cable operator Com Hem. He said following the conclusion […]

TDC TV hit by changing viewing habits

Danish telco and cable operator TDC says that its Q1 performance was hit by changing viewing habits and the decline of live TV services. Subscribers dropped by 76,000 year-on-year to reach 1.281 million at the end of March. TV revenue fell by 3.5% to DKK1.019 billion (€137 million) despite a price increase in January that […]

YouSee launches comedy channel as it invests further in content

TDC Group-owned Danish cable TV service provider YouSee is launching an own-branded comedy channel that will feature the work of some Denmark’s most popular comedians. The channel, YouSee Comedy, launches today, and will include both homegrown programmes and shows from abroad, including BBC 3 comedy This Country. The channel will feature the work of established […]

MTG unveils Nordic Entertainment Group management team

Nordic Entertainment Group – the renamed and soon-to-be split-off broadcasting arm of Modern Times Group (MTG) – has named its new management team under CEO Anders Jensen. The new team will be effective as of July 1, following the split between the new MTG, which will focus on eSports and digital video content under current […]

Denmark’s Stofa and Arris launch first R-PHY service in Europe

Danish cable operator Stofa has initiated Europe’s first Gigabit internet service based on the new Remote-PHY (R-PHY) networking specification in partnership with technology provider Arris. Stofa is using Arris’s E6000 CCAP Core and NC2000 R-PHY optical nodes to deliver the services. Arris’s R-PHY technology enables Stofa to virtualise and decentralise headend functions and elements of […]

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