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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 […]

MTG unveils Nordic Entertainment Group management team

Nordic Entertainment Group – the renamed and soon-to-be split-off broadcasting arm of Modern Times Group (MTG) – has named its new management team under CEO Anders Jensen. The new team will be effective as of July 1, following the split between the new MTG, which will focus on eSports and digital video content under current […]

Telenor sells CEE operations to O2 and Nova Group owner PPF

Telenor has agreed to sell its central and eastern European assets to private equity outfit PPF Group for €2.8 billion in a move that will see the Norwegian telco exit its wholly-owned mobile operations in Hungary, Bulgaria, Montenegro and Serbia. PPF owns multi-play provider 02 Czech Republic, which it acquired from Telefónica in 2013, but […]

Telenor and TV4 strike last-minute carriage deal

Telenor and Swedish broadcaster TV4 Group have struck a last minute agreement over carriage terms for the latter’s channels on the Canal Digital platform. The pair had been locked in one of the carriage terms dispute that are becoming an increasingly common feature of the pay TV landscape as broadcasters seek to gain additional revenues […]

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