FIFA assigns Nordic rights for 2026 World Cup

Five years ahead of its scheduled staging, FIFA has confirmed its Nordic broadcast partnerships for the 2026 World Cup. The tournament is set to take place across the US, Mexico and Canada, and will be the first to be expanded to 48 countries from the typical 32. As such, there will be 80 matches from […]

Ampere Analysis: Nordic broadcasters turning to originals in battle with SVOD giants

Nordic broadcasters are increasingly focusing on local originals and collaborating with each other to produce them in their battle with international SVOD giants such as Netflix, according to a report by Ampere Analysis.  According to Ampere, only 3% of Netflix titles in Sweden are local, while only 1% of Amazon Prime titles are from the […]

Denmark’s DR revamps streaming service

Danish public service broadcaster DR has partnered with video UX specialist Massive to revamp its DRTV streaming service. The redesign will see DRTV offer more personalisation, with the new version of the service underpinned by Massive’s content delivery and user experience platform, Massive AXIS. The refreshed DRTV offering will be available online and across mobile […]

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 […]

YouSee teams up with TV2 for 4K UHD World Cup channel

Danish telco TDC’s YouSee cable arm has teamed up with national commercial broadcaster TV2 is provide 4K UHD coverage of the national team’s first fixture in the forthcoming World Cup final in Russia following its rollout of the first 4K set-tops to its base in January. The Denmark v Peru match in Saransk on June […]

DR names media chief as Rabøl resigns

Danish public broadcaster DR has appointed a new media director after the resignation of incumbent Gitte Rabøl. Henriette Marie Lund takes up the role on April, handing her control of development DR’s channels, services and platforms. DR Media is responsible for the strategic direction of television, radio, web and mobile business, along with marketing and […]

Nordic broadcasters urge UK government to back BBC

Director generals from the Nordic region’s public broadcasters have warned the British government not to weaken the UK’s BBC, claiming there is “a growing need for public service broadcasting”. In an open letter to the government published by The Guardian, the signees said the BBC had shown “an amazing ability to adapt” to the changing […]

DR launches two new channels

Danish public broadcaster DR is launching two new channels and has reorganised a number of its existing channels. The broadcaster, which is funded by a licence fee, is launching a new kids channel and a youth-skewing network. It is launching Lille Ramasjang, a preschool channel targeting children aged three to six. The broadcaster’s original kids […]

DR launches HbbTV TV anytime service with Nordija

Danish public broadcaster DR is launching a pilot HbbTV-based TV anytime service using technology from local technology specialist Nordija. The new service, Dr Nu, is available via the dr.dk website and is based on Nordija’s fokusOn middleware. Dr Nu enables viewers to watch pre-releases and broadcast shows from DR on HbbTV-compatible TVs. According to DR’s […]