Iceland


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 […]

Euro pubcasters slam ‘excessive’ cuts

Europe’s public broadcasting body has issued a statement slamming funding cuts across the continent as “excessive” and “disproportionate”. The statement, adopted unanimously by the European Broadcasting Union General Assembly, comes in the wake of “massive” public funding cuts earlier this month that saw Icelandic pubcaster RUV forced to downsize by 20%. “This is the latest in […]

Iceland’s Símmin to launch OTT with Broadpeak

Icelandic telecom operator Símmin has chosen access network CDN specialist Broadpeak to provide technology for a forthcoming over-the-top multiscreen service offering. Símmin is using Broadpeak’s BkS300 multiformat streaming video server managed by the BkM100 Mediator CDN manager to deliver live and video-on-demand content to multipe devices including TVs, PCs, smartphones and tablets. The OTT service […]

AirTies announces dual IPTV wins

Wireless technologies and set-top specialist AirTies has announced customer wins in Denmark and Iceland As the exclusive set-top box provider for Danish IPTV operator Waoo, AirTies will deliver its multi-format Air7120 set-top box and Air7130 DVR to the operator. The agreement is in partnership with Danish IPTV middleware provider Nordija. AirTies’ Air7120 and Air7130 devices […]