Finland


DNA strikes ‘world first’ deal to combine Netflix with broadband access

Finnish cable and telecom group DNA has struck a deal with Netflix that will allow it combine its home broadband service and a Netflix family subscription covering 4K content on up to four devices in a single order and one invoice. In what the telco describes as a “world first”, DNA’s broadband connection will be […]

Nordic pay TV outfit Allente taps 3SS and Kaonmedia for upgraded service

Allente, the new pay TV provider resulting from the recent merger between Viasat Consumer and Canal Digital in the Nordic market, his to deploy set-top boxes and middleware from Kaonmedia alongside Android TV specialist 3SS-enabled viewing experience enhancements across its aggregated 1.2 million subscriber base. Allente is building upon its 3SS-provided OnePlace satellite and OTT service […]

DNA secures hockey package in deal with Telia’s MTV

Finnish service provider DNA has struck a deal with Telia-owned Finnish broadcaster MTV to bring the latter’s Telia Liigapassi and Telia Liigapassi UHD ice-hockey channels to the DNA TV service. The Telia League Pass includes all League games across seven channels as well as one studio-based channel. Acable package is available for DNA’s cable homes, […]

DNA turns to Edgeware for next-gen TV service

Finnish cable and telecom provider DNA has tapped technology outfit Edgeware’s StreamBuilder content processing platform as the key building block in its next-generation DNA TV service. Expanding its existing use of Edgeware’s CDN technology, DNA has added StreamBuilder’s functionalities such as video-on-demand, content ingest, network DVR recordings, and just in time packaging, to enhance its […]

Telia agrees OTT licensing deal with Discovery for TV4 and C More channels

Nordic telco Telia has secured EC approval for a deal that will see it license OTT rights to its linear channels to Discovery in Sweden and Finland. The EC had previously made it a condition of its approval for Telia’s acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting-owned Swedish and Finnish commercial broadcasters TV4 and MTV and pay TV […]

Viasat Consumer and Canal Digital combine as Allente

The merger of Viasat Consumer, Nordic Entertainment’s (NENT Group) satellite pay TV and streaming business, with Canal Digital, Telenor Group’s satellite pay TV operation, into a new joint venture company has been completed, with the combined company given the name Allente. Completion of the agreement follows the approval of the EC at the end of […]

DNA sees TV base decline

Finnish service provider DNA saw its TV base decline by 13% year-on-year to 293,000, while ARPU from TV fell by 7% to €6. Q1 fixed broadband and TV revenues were flat year-on-year at €36 million. Overall, DNA said that the overall number of fixed network subscriptions – voice, broadband and cable pay TV – increased by […]

Telia names new Finnish CEO

Nordic service provider Telia has appointed Heli Partanen as the CEO of Telia Finland starting on April 15. Partanen is currently responsible for Telia’s consumer business in Finland and has since November 2019 been acting vice CEO and head of daily operations of Telia Finland. In her new role she will also be a member […]

Nordic Entertainment secures exclusive six-year Premier League deal

Nordic Entertainment (NENT) has secured the exclusive Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and Finnish media rights to the English Premier League. The latest deal is for six years from 2022 to 2028. NENT currently holds the Premier League rights in Sweden, Denmark and Finland until 2022, and the new agreement extends those rights to Norway. NENT last […]

Telia chief takes aim at streaming future as TV4 dispute reignites

Nordic telco Telia aims to is “determined that we will make sure that TV4 and C More…can be viewed by everyone” as part of its strategy to bring its TV assets from last year’s acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting to “more people”, according to CEO Christian Luiga. Speaking to analysts after Telia posted its year-end results, […]

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