iPlayer rolls out in Scandinavia

iPlayer, the BBC’s online TV platform, has launched in Finland, Sweden and Denmark. BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK public broadcaster, is launching an iPad app for the global version of iPlayer. The service is also available in 11 other European markets and launched in Australia last month. Once iPad owners in Finland, […]

Stofa abandons cable merger plan

Danish cable operator Stofa has abandoned its planned acquisition of Telenor-owned Canal Digital Cable TV in Denmark as a result of opposition to the deal from the country’s competition regulator. Stofa’s owner Ratos and Telenor jointly agreed to give up on the deal, which was originally agreed in January, after discussions with the regulator failed […]

Denmark to trial digital radio over DVB-T2

Denmark is to launch a digital radio trial using the DVB-T2 digital-terrestrial TV standard, rather than the DAB or DAB Plus standards. The trial will be launched in November. Open Channel, which has obtained a trial licence for the use of 1.7MHz of channel bandwidth, believes that DVB-T2 will provide a more efficient use of […]

TDC launches TV apps

Danish telco TDC has launched a range of TV apps. The first six apps will provide access to the user’s digital pictures (HomeDisk), weather, Danish radio services, music via TDC Play, information about today’s Danish general election and news in partnership with newspaper Jyllands-Posten. A service from another newspaper, Berlingske Tidende, will be added in […]

YouSee reveals plans as TV2 set to become pay TV service

Danish cable operator YouSee, part of telecom provider TDC, is to continue offering TV2 as part of its basic package when the channel becomes a pay TV service next year. TV2’s move to a pay TV service follows a decision by the Danish parliament on funding for the publicly-owned service. YouSee and other distributors will […]

Kurdish Roj TV on trial in Denmark

A court case began in Copenhagen yesterday to determine whether Kurdish channel Roj TV, which uses Denmark as its broadcasting base, should lose its licence. The station is accused of being a front for the Kurdish separatist PKK, categorized as a terrorist group by the EU. The Turkish government has put pressure on Denmark to […]

TDC sees record VOD buys in July

Danish telco TDC Group, which also owns cable operator YouSee, said that July was a record month for its video-on-demand service, with a total of over 140,000 movie rentals in the course of the month. The figure represents double the figure for July 2010, a month characterized by much finer summer weather than this year. […]

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