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MTG unveils Nordic Entertainment Group management team

Nordic Entertainment Group – the renamed and soon-to-be split-off broadcasting arm of Modern Times Group (MTG) – has named its new management team under CEO Anders Jensen. The new team will be effective as of July 1, following the split between the new MTG, which will focus on eSports and digital video content under current […]

SVOD taking a greater share in Nordic markets

Subscription video-on-demand has grown its share of overall subscription video expenditure in the Nordic markets over the past year, with SVOD penetration outperforming other advanced markets, according to a report by Kagan. Kagan found that SVOD increased its share of the overall pay video market from 18% in 2016 to 22% last year. According to […]

Canal Digital launches next-gen Android TV box

Nordic pay TV operator Canal Digital has launched its Android-based next-generation TV service for satellite customers, OnePlace. The OnePlace Android TV-based set-top box will provide access a range of TV and streaming services, catch-up content, on-demand movies, series and games and apps. The commercial launch follows a press launch at the end of January. Canal […]

Canal Digital taps 3SS for Android-based next-gen TV platform

Nordic pay TV operator Canal Digital has tapped 3 Screen Solutions (3SS) to design and develop a new set-top box user interface for its new combined Android TV-based UHD satellite and OTT platform, OnePlace. OnePlace is now available to Canal Digital subscribers in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. 3SS’s UI is based on the Android […]

DNA agrees deal to continue airing Discovery channels

Finnish telco, cable and digital-terrestrial pay TV operator DNA has struck a deal with Discovery to continue airing the Discovery and Eurosport channels following the carriage terms dispute between the pair at the end of last year. The deal means that DNA will continue to distribute Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, Discovery HD Showcase, Discovery Science, […]

MTG secures rights to UEFA Futsal tournament

Modern Times Group (MTG) has secured the exclusive Nordic media rights to five-a-side-football variant Futsal’s biggest European tournament, UEFA Futsal Euro 2018. The tournament kicks off on January 30 and all matches will be shown live on MTG’s streaming service Viaplay. The competition in Ljubljana, Slovenia, will feature 12 European teams, with seven-times winners Spain […]

Finland’s DNA latest to threaten dropping Discovery

Finnish cable and digital-terrestrial pay TV operator DNA has said it could drop Discovery’s channels on January 1 after being unable to meet the factual channel’s demand for higher distribution fees. DNA said it will drop SD and HD versions of Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, Discovery HD Showcase, Discovery Science, Discovery World, Investigation Discovery, Eurosport […]

Fox Networks Group secures 20th Century Fox content for Nordics

Fox Networks Group has signed a new multi-year deal with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution to secure exclusive content for Fox in Norway, Finland and Sweden alongside enhanced on-demand rights. The deal will see new shows including X-Men universe series The Gifted, sci-fi series The Orville and supernatural-themed Ghosted made available to Fox’s Nordic viewers […]

DNA adds new HD channels to cable offering

Finnish telco and pay TV operator DNA has added two HD channels to its cable TV offering. DNA has added commercial broadcaster MTV’s Sub and AVA channels in HD to its cable offering, while MTV3 HD is now available free-to-air for the first time. All three channels can now be viewed via DNA’s cable network […]

Teleste acquires intelligent transport information outfit

Cable technology provider Teleste has acquired Iqu Systems, a German company specialising in intelligent passenger information systems and software. Teleste said the acquisition would complement its offering of passenger information solutions for public transport, one of the company’s key focus areas. The company said that a major aim of the transaction is to strengthen its […]

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