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DNA secures hockey package in deal with Telia’s MTV

Finnish service provider DNA has struck a deal with Telia-owned Finnish broadcaster MTV to bring the latter’s Telia Liigapassi and Telia Liigapassi UHD ice-hockey channels to the DNA TV service. The Telia League Pass includes all League games across seven channels as well as one studio-based channel. Acable package is available for DNA’s cable homes, […]

TV investment weighs heavily as Telia recovers ground

Nordic telco Telia’s investment in TV and media assets once again weighed heavily on its latest quarterly financial numbers, despite resilience elsewhere that enabled the company to grow. Its overall revenue pie. CEO Allison Kirkby accepted that TV and media had faced “a challenging quarter” with revenue and adjusted EBITDA each falling by about 30%. […]

Russia’s Akado changing ownership

AVK Investments, the vehicle of Russian businessman Maxim Mayorets, has taken a majority stake in Moscow area service provider Akado, according to local reports. Akado’s current owner, Viktor Vekselberg’s Renova Holding, has sold a 51% stake in the operator to Mayorets while retaining the remaining 49%. Mayorets, who served as director of mergers and acquisitions […]

Telia agrees OTT licensing deal with Discovery for TV4 and C More channels

Nordic telco Telia has secured EC approval for a deal that will see it license OTT rights to its linear channels to Discovery in Sweden and Finland. The EC had previously made it a condition of its approval for Telia’s acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting-owned Swedish and Finnish commercial broadcasters TV4 and MTV and pay TV […]

TV4, C More and MTV to broadcast Champions League in Sweden and Finland

TV4, C More and MTV have acquired the exclusive rights to the UEFA Champions League in Sweden and Finland for the window of 2021-24 Starting in autumn 2021, the premiere football competition will be broadcast exclusively on C More and TV4 in Sweden, while MTV has expanded its current arrangement through to 2024 in Finland. […]

AMC Networks appoints Viacom’s Robyn DeMarco as programming and acquisitions head

AMC Networks has hired former Viacom exec Robyn DeMarco as SVP of programming strategy, acquisitions & scheduling for its entertainment division, which includes AMC, BBC America and Sundance TV. DeMarco will also oversee programming and acquisitions for IFC and reality network WE tv, reporting into David Beck, EVP and head of programming strategy and business […]

MTV to launch companion podcasts

ViacomCBS’s MTV has become the latest broadcaster to branch out into original podcasting.  Partnering with Global – owners and operators of radio stations such as Capital FM, Radio X and Classic FM – the deal will see MTV produce five series based around its linear series. Each podcast series will contain a minimum of 12 […]

Major leadership reorganisation at ViacomCBS Networks International

Now that it has successfully completed its long-awaited merger, ViacomCBS is going about setting things up for the long-term, with the reorganisation of its international networks core leadership team and structure. The company said that it is simplifying ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) into two “brand groups” and three “pan-regional management hubs.” Overall, all parties will […]

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 […]

Viacom to beam German channels directly to cars with Access deal

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) is adding a selection of its channels to mobile IT solutions provider’s Access Twine4Car product.  The deal will see Access acquire the rights to make linear feeds of MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon available in German-language for integration into in-car infotainment systems being developed by German car manufacturers. The channels […]

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