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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 […]

Telenor taking full control of DNA, unveils ‘Nordic cluster’ plan

Telenor now owns a 95% stake in Finnish cable and telecom operator DNA after launching a mandatory tender offer for the shares in the company it does not already own, and has unveiled plans to create a new ‘Nordic cluster’ within the group with new management. Telenor’s launch of a mandatory offer follows its acquisition […]

DNA gets green light for sale of terrestrial pay TV unit

Finnish cable and telecom operator DNA has secured a regulatory green light for the sale of its digital-terrestrial pay TV business to rival digital-terrestrial platform operator Digita. The transfer of the DTT business to Digita will now be completed on January 1 2020. DNA said that its DTT offering is a small part of its […]

Telenor completes acquisition of majority stake in DNA

Telenor has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in Finnish cable and telecom operator DNA. The Norwegian telco has acquired a 54% stake in DNA for a total of €1.5 billion following approval of the deal by DNA shareholders and a regulatory green light. The company will be consolidated in Telenor’s accounts from today. […]

Finland’s DNA bows out of digital-terrestrial market with sale to Digita

Finnish service provider DNA has agreed to sell its digital-terrestrial pay TV business to rival service provider Digita Oy. According to the agreement struck by the pair, DNA’s. DTT pay TV business will be transferred to Digita at the beginning of January. DNA said that the DTT business was a small part of its overall […]

Internet viewing on the rise but smart TVs not ubiquitous in Finland

A new report has been published looking into the viewing habits of people in Finland. The Digital Lifestyle study commissioned by DNA’s Nepa Insight found that 42% of viewers they watch TV content for at least an hour a day, and 12% watch over two hours a day. The majority of Finns do not have […]

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