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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, […]

Telia completes Bonnier Broadcasting acquisition

Swedish telco Telia has completed the acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting, following the decision of European regulators to green-light the deal.  Completion of the acquisition comes almost a year and a half after Telia announced the acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting, including leading commercial broadcaster TV4 in Sweden, MTV in Finland and pay TV outfit C More […]

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 […]

Telenor names DNA CEO as head of new Nordic cluster

Telenor has named Jukka Leinonen, the CEO of Finnish cable and telecom operator DNA, as head of its new Nordic cluster following its acquisition of the Finnish company earlier this year. Leinonen will be part of Telenor’s Group Executive Management and assume the role of chair of Telenor Sweden and Telenor Denmark, in addition to […]

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