Nordics


Blockbuster selects 3SS to deliver revamped Nordic TV app

TDC Group’s Nordic video-on-demand store, Blockbuster, has selected 3 Screen Solutions (3SS) to revamp its app for connected TVs. The new Blockbuster app replaces the company’s legacy connected TV service and will include a new user interface, more intuitive navigation, personalised recommendations and the ability to set bookmarks and wish-lists. It will be based on […]

Viacom promotes Jesper Dahl to VP of VIMN in the Nordics

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has promoted Jesper Dahl to general manager, vice-president for VIMN in the Nordics. Dahl, who first joined Viacom in 2005, is due to take up his new role on October 1, reporting to James Currell, President of VIMN in the UK, Northern and Eastern Europe. He replaces Andrea Sahlgren, who is […]

MTG: viewing of Viaplay climbed 25% in 2017

Nordic subscription video-on-demand service Viaplay saw viewing time increase by 25% during 2017, according to stats released by parent company MTG. Customers spent an average of 32 hours per month streaming Viaplay last year, while the number of started streams rose 40.5% between 2016 and 2017. Over the same period, MTG said the total number […]

MTG agrees to sell Nordic Entertainment and Studios assets to TDC

MTG has agreed to sell its Nordic broadcasting and entertainment business to Danish telco TDC in a deal that values the assets at SEK19.55 billion (€2.0 billion). MTG will merge its Nordic Entertainment and MTG Studios businesses, which employ 1,800 people combined, with TDC to create a fully integrated media and communications provider. The new company […]

Awesomeness TV partners with Viaplay for Nordic launch

Awesomeness TV’s series will launch in the Nordic market for the first time following a deal with MTG-owned streaming service Viaplay. Awesomeness’ Gen Z-focused youth programming includes series like: Freakish, an original produced for Hulu about a mutant invasion of a small town; Guidance, a drama about the relationship between a high school guidance counsellor […]

Half of Nordic streamers use SVoD services

More than half of all streaming video users in the Nordics (52%) pay for a subscription streaming service, according to new research by media services provider Arkena. The TDF Group-owned firm’s latest Nordic Video Index report said that a growing number of Nordic households are using video-on-demand services as a complement to linear TV selection, […]

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 […]

A+E Networks lines up Polish and Nordic channel launches

A+E Networks is set to launch its H2 and Lifetime networks in Poland for the first time, and also is launching H2 in the Nordics. A+E Networks said that H2, an extension of its History channel brand, will go live in Poland on October 29, with the female-skewing Lifetime channel to follow in November. The […]

Best of British SVoD service strikes Scandi deal

Subscription video-on-demand service Cirkus has struck a deal with Scandi telco TeliaSonera and will launch on its pay TV services in Sweden and Finland. The agreement between UK-based Cirkus and TeliaSonera means the SVOD service will launch on its pay service in Finland this autumn and in Sweden in early 2015. The service is already […]

TeliaSonera names corporate development chief

Nordic service provider TeliaSonera has named Henriett Wendt as head of group corporate development. Wendt, who will be responsible for strategy, business development, mergers and acquisitions across the group, is currently head of corporate strategy and participation management at Swisscom. She will join TeliaSonera by the end of August. “I am very happy to announce […]