Iceland


Viaplay to launch in Iceland

Nordic streaming and broadcasting outfit Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT) is to launch its Viaplay streaming service in Iceland in the first half of next year. The launch means that Viaplay will now be available to viewers in all five Nordic countries. As in its current markets, Viaplay will be made available to customers in Iceland […]

Bundesliga strikes Icelandic deal

The German Bundesliga has awarded local rights to Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 football matches for the nex three seasons until 2020-21 to Icelandic free-to-air broadcaster SportTV. The Bundesliga will be the broadcaster’s lead property, with its OTT and IPTV services become the home of Germany’s top-flight leagues in Iceland. The deal is the latest agreement […]

Síminn taps Broadpeak for 4K multiscreen delivery

Icelandic telecom operator Síminn has tapped ANGA COM exhibitor Broadpeak’s multicast adaptive bit-rate technology for its 4K multiscreen TV service. Síminn has launched a service supporting 4K video content with new set-top boxes capable of reception through Broadpeak’s nanoCDN product. Broadpeak’s nanoCDN uses home networks to enable Síminn to cost-effectively manage the consumption peaks of […]

Viaplay orders first Icelandic original

Scandinavian SVOD player Viaplay’s latest original is an Icelandic drama. The commission of Stella Blómkvist is the first time MTG-owned Viaplay has looked to Iceland for an original show. Icelandic TV provider Siminn has local rights, as Viaplay is not distributed in the territory. The series is based on a bestselling book series from a […]

Vodafone Iceland taps Nordija for TV platform

Vodafone Iceland has tapped Denmark-based middleware provider Nordija to provide technology for the next generation of its TV offering. Vodafone Iceland will use Nordija’s fokusOn software to power its TV service. Vodafone Netherlands – currently in the process of merging its mobile service with cable operator Ziggo – already uses Nordija’s platform. “We have high […]

Hopster expands to Iceland with Vodafone Play

Kids on-demand edutainment service Hopster has secured carriage on the Vodafone Play subscription video-on-demand service in Iceland. Hopster is now available in all three Vodafone Play packages across Iceland – Vodafone Play, Vodafone Play M and Vodafone Play L – and will bring hundreds of local-language episodes of its shows to kids in the country, […]

Cirkus agrees Vodafone Iceland deal

On-demand service Cirkus, which offers ‘Great British TV’ to international markets, has agreed a carriage deal with Vodafone in Iceland. Mobile and IPTV provider Vodafone Iceland is investing in cross-platform video services and will launch Cirkus as part of its offering at the end of the month. “British programming is hugely popular in Iceland and I’m […]

BBC Earth rolls out across Europe

BBC Worldwide has launched BBC Earth in as a linear TV channel in a number of European countries this week, including Romania and Turkey. The factual science and nature channel is now accessible for the first time to Romanian audiences via Telekom, RCS/RDS DIGI and Digital Cable Systems, and will be available in the local […]

Nordic launches for BBC Brit and Earth channels

BBC Worldwide is planning to launch its BBC Brit and BBC Earth channels in the Nordics starting April 2015.  The two new global BBC brands will launch as linear channels in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Iceland and will replace the existing BBC Entertainment and BBC Knowledge channels. The launches mark the second rollout for […]

VoD service Planet Knowledge comes to five more European countries

Multiscreen VoD service Planet Knowledge has launched in Belgium, Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Sweden on Samsung smart TVs, tablets and smartphones. The new rollouts follows Planet Knowledge’s launch in the UK and Ireland, with more European and international expansion planned for later this year. Planet Knowledge was created by VOD365 in collaboration with Vonetize. It […]