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Viacom debuts Paramount+ as standalone subscription service with Telia Finland

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has launched its Paramount+ SVOD service in Finland in partnership with Telia. Paramount+ initially launched in the Nordics in 2017 as a set-top box and TV Everywhere application available to higher tier subscribers of pay TV operators. The Telia partnership marks the first time that the service will be available direct to […]

Finland’s DNA claims victory in DVB-T2 legal battle

Finnish service provider DNA has won a legal victory in its protracted dispute with public broadcaster Yle over the latter’s procurement of digital-terrestrial distribution services. Finland’s market court has prohibited Yle from continuing with its current procurement procedure, which DNA has alleged is against Finnish law. DNA filed a complaint last year that Yle’s procurement […]

TV4 digital provides lift for Bonnier Broadcasting

Sweden’s Bonnier Broadcasting has seen strong sales and profit growth on the back of record earnings at free-to-air broadcaster TV4 Group and a reduced loss from pay TV outfit C More. TV4 turned in sales of SEK4.739 billion (€450 million), up from SEK4.469 billion in 2017, and EBITA of SEK1.382 billion, up from SEK1.022 billion. […]

Telia to launch Finnish eSports league

Nordic telco Telia has teamed up with Finnish digital culture and events outfit Assembly to launch a new Finnish eSports league, the Telia Esports Series. The league will kick off in the spring. Telia will build and run the series in collaboration with Assembly, in which it become the major shareholder last summer. Qualifiers will […]

Get acquisition and Swedish city networks boost Telia TV numbers

Nordic telecom operator Telia’s TV base was boosted by the acquisition of Get in Norway last year, adding some 504,000 subscribers to its TV total, but the group also saw TV numbers grow in all markets except Denmark and Lithuania. In its home market of Sweden, Telia’s TV base increased to 865,000, up from 841,000 […]

TV proves bright spot in weak quarter for Telia

Nordic telco Telia missed its fourth-quarter earnings expectations thanks to weakness in its home Swedish market, but TV proved to be a bright spot in the company’s operational performance in its domestic market, with an uplift of 8.6% in its year-on-year TV numbers to 866,000, compared with flat year-on-year broadband and mobile subscriptions and a […]

Finland’s DNA to sell Viaplay direct to subscribers

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT), the soon-to-be-split-off broadcast and streaming arm of Modern Times Group (MTG), has agreed a deal with Finish cable and pay TV operator DNA to include NENT’s Viaplay streaming service in DNA’s TV offering. DNA will become the first telecom operator in Finland to offer Viaplay to customers as a separate subscription. […]

C More looking to older Finns to drive uptake of SVOD service

Nordic pay TV operator C More is targeting older, less digital-savvy viewers and focusing on local and national content to differentiate its recently launched subscription video-on-demand offering in a crowded OTT TV market, according to Emmi Vainionpää, director of pay TV at the pay TV outfit. Speaking specifically about C More in the Finnish market […]

DNA welcomes delay in DVB-T2 plan as dispute rumbles on

Finnish telecom operator, broadcaster and digital-terrestrial TV platform provider DNA has welcomed a delay by the country’s broadcasters in migrating to DVB-T2 transmission standard, which it said would be “positive for consumers”. “The decision by domestic TV companies to move the schedule is a good solution for consumers. It makes sense to take account of […]

NENT Group launches Viaplay TV in Finland

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has launched Viaplay TV in Finland, allowing customers to add more than 15 TV channels to their Viaplay streaming package. The TV channels now available on Viaplay in the country include YLE TV1, YLE TV2, YLE Teema & Fem, MTV3, Sub, TV5, Kutonen, TLC, FOX, AVA, Frii, National Geographic, Discovery, […]

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