Telia sees TV advertising decline but pay TV revenues rise

Nordic telco Telia’s TV and media arm had a mixed final quarter of the year, with a 14% reduction in advertising revenue being partially offset by 6.5% growth in pay TV revenue. Outgoing CEO Allison Kirkby said that the company had achieved “a significant milestone” by migrating former C More pay TV customers to the […]

Finland’s DNA to shut down copper network by March next year

Finnish cable and telecom operator DNA is to shut down its copper network by March next year. DNA had already set out its strategy for migrating from the copper network in 2021 and began dismantling its copper networks in 2022. The company estimates that it will have just over 1,00 consumers still using xDSL copper-based […]

Finland’s Elisa names Finnair boss as new CEO

Finland-based service provider Elisa has named Topi Manner as its new CEO. The appointment follows the decision of Veli-Matti Mattila, Elisa’s CEO since 2003, to retire from Elisa. Manner is currently the CEO of Finnair Oyj. He is also a member of the Elisa’s board of directors, from which position he is stepping down immediartely. […]

BritBox International launches on Apple TV app in the Nordics

BBC and ITV streaming JV BritBox International has launched as a subscription channel in the Apple TV app in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. The UK international streamer said that the latest launch will significantly expand its reach across the Nordic market and build on its launches in North America and Australia. BritBox recently surpassed […]

MTV, Sanoma Media tap dataBreeders for Total TV ad measurement

Finnish commercial broadcasters MTV Oy and Sanoma Media Finland have signed a contract with measurement specialist dataBreeders to develop Total TV advertising measurement and currency for the Finnish market this year. Total TV combines linear television and broadcaster video on demand services. The Finnish Total TV advertising measurement project was launched in 2020 by the […]

Credential sharing in the Nordics: three million using SVOD without paying

As many as three million SVOD subscriptions in the Nordics are currently accessed using another household’s subscription, according to local research outfit Mediavision According to Mediavision’s latest analysis of the Nordic TV and streaming market, some three million SVOD subscriptions in the Nordics are currently borrowed from another household, without payment. For subscriptions for the […]

Nordic SVOD subscribers ready for ad-supported offerings

Over half of Nordic SVOD subscribers would be willing to convert to cheaper options with advertising if the choice is available, according to Nordic research outfit Mediavision. Of the approximately 17 million SVOD subscriptions on the Nordic market, distributed over slightly more than seven million households, Mediavision found that a little more four million of […]

Telia Finland taps Teleste for video delivery

Telia Finland has turned to technology provider Teleste for a Converged Interconnect Network (CIN) for video delivery and diverse services. Teleste said that Telia’s deployment of a distributed access architecture enables the use of separate video and broadband cores, offering improved flexibility and redundancy for operators having rigorous QoS standards. Telia Finland has harnessed Teleste’s […]

Finland’s DNA launches second-generation of Android-based Hubi

Finnish service provider DNA has launched the second generation of its DNA Hubi Android-based set-top box. The new box is described as smaller and twice as efficient as the previous devices. The device enables users to combine TV channels, streaming and other applications in a single interface and also includes voice-based search. The first DNA […]

Finland’s DNA names new CEO

Jussi Tolvanen has been named as the new president and CEO of Telenor-owned Finnish service provider DNA. The company’s current president and CEO, Jukka Leinonen, will become the full-time head of the Telenor Group’s Nordic Cluster. Tolvanen will take up his new role on October 11. He is currently the CEO of Microsoft in Finland and previously […]

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