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Canal Digital decline weighs on Telenor Broadcast performance

A strong performance by Telenor Satellite and stable numbers from digital-terrestrial transmission unit Norkring could not compensate Telenor Broadcast for an accelerating rate of loss of pay TV outfit Canal Digital’s subscribers in the fourth quarter, according to the Nordic telco. Canal Digital lost 13,000 customers in the quarter to December, over double the 6,000 […]

Get acquisition and Swedish city networks boost Telia TV numbers

Nordic telecom operator Telia’s TV base was boosted by the acquisition of Get in Norway last year, adding some 504,000 subscribers to its TV total, but the group also saw TV numbers grow in all markets except Denmark and Lithuania. In its home market of Sweden, Telia’s TV base increased to 865,000, up from 841,000 […]

TV proves bright spot in weak quarter for Telia

Nordic telco Telia missed its fourth-quarter earnings expectations thanks to weakness in its home Swedish market, but TV proved to be a bright spot in the company’s operational performance in its domestic market, with an uplift of 8.6% in its year-on-year TV numbers to 866,000, compared with flat year-on-year broadband and mobile subscriptions and a […]

A tale of three telcos: Telia is best bet for Nordics, says Jefferies

Swedish telco Telia represents a better prospect for investors than its Norwegian neighbour Telenor, despite risks to the company, according to analysts from Jefferies. In a note on Scandinavian telcos, Jefferies also said that “visibility is limited” on prospects for a third player in the region, Tele2. The analysts said that Telia “has a sustainable […]

Telia names Norway CEO ahead of Get acquisition

Abraham Foss, currently the CEO of Telia Norway, will take charge of Telia’s enlarged Norwegian operation when its acquisition of cable operator Get is completed in the first quarter of next year. Foss, who took up his current post in 2015, will take over management of Get from current CEO Gunnar Evensen, who has decided […]

Telenor satisfied with Broadcast performance

Nordic telecom operator Telenor expressed itself satisfied with the performance of its Telenor Broadcast division in the third quarter, despite a decline in revenues as a result of currency effects and a continued slide in subscribers for its DTH TV service. Total revenues slid buy 1% to NOK1.512 billion (€160 million), with currency impacts leading […]

TDC to sell Norwegian business to Telia for €2.2bn

Danish telco TDC has agreed to sell its Norwegian business to Sweden’s Telia for NOK21 billion (€2.2 billion). TDC is selling cable operator Get and telecom subsidiary TDC Norway to Telia, leaving the Danish company to focus on its domestic operation. Telia said that the agreement would position it as a strong challenger in mobile, […]

Telenor’s Canal Digital continues long, slow decline

Telenor’s Canal Digital pay TV outfit continued its long, slow decline in the second quarter. Canal Digital lost 6,000 subscribers in the three months to June, compared with a loss of 4,000 for the same quarter last year. The company now has 816,000 customers, down from 851,000 at the same point last year. Canal Digital […]

Telenor taps Agama for quality assurance on cable

Norwegian telecom operator Telenor has tapped Agama Technologies to provide video quality assurance through the deployment of its probes on its cable network. Telenor is also using Agama Scale, the technology outfit’s analytics and assurance platform. Telenor is using Agama to implement analytics and video monitoring from the headend through to the end customer on […]

Norwegian football club taps AWS Elemental for subscription video

Leading Norwegian football club Odds Ballklubb has used AWS Media Services’ platform to enable the fast launch of a new OTT TV subscription video streaming service. The club has tapped Snowball Digital’s Crystallize platform to deliver Gullpila service. AWS and Crystallize will work together to enable Odds Ballklubb to deliver and make money from the […]

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