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Allente names new CFO

Allente, the joint venture between Telenor and Nordic Entertainment combining the former Canal Digital and Viasat pay TV platforms, has named Helge Ølsen as its new chief financial officer. Ølsen was previously CFO of Telenor Myanmar, having earlier held roles in mergers and acquisitions and investor relations within Telenor Group. He will take up his […]

New CEO for Nordic pay TV outfit Allente

Jonas Gustafsson has been named as the new CEO of Allente, the pay TV joint venture between Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) and Telenor, Gustafsson, whose appointment is effective as of today, was previously CFO and head of operations at Allente, and prior to that CEO of Viasat Consumer and acting CEO for NENT Group […]

Allente brings Canal Digital and Viasat Consumer together

Allente, the combined Nordic pay TV service from that brings together the former Canal Digital offering from Telenor and Nordic Entertainment’s Viasat Consumer, has officially launched. The launch means that the Canal Digital and Viasat Consumer brands will be phased out. Existing customers of thelegacy services will retain their existing content line-ups as they are […]

Altibox taps Agama for OTT monitoring

Lyse Group-owned Norwegian service provider Altibox has tapped quality assurance specialist Agama Technologies to extend its Agama monitoring solution to include support for OTT companion devices. Agama’s solutions are now responsible for all monitoring, analytics and assurance across all types of devices. Altibox, which provides TV and internet services in Norway and Denmark, chose Agama’s set-top […]

Telia sees improvement in TV performance

Nordic telco Telia saw an improvement in its TV performance in the third quarter, with a return to subscriber growth and a reduced rate of decline in advertising sales. “We continue to see improved demand for our free-to-air content in both Sweden and Finland. As a consequence, advertising revenues went from a 31 percent decline […]

Nordic pay TV outfit Allente taps 3SS and Kaonmedia for upgraded service

Allente, the new pay TV provider resulting from the recent merger between Viasat Consumer and Canal Digital in the Nordic market, his to deploy set-top boxes and middleware from Kaonmedia alongside Android TV specialist 3SS-enabled viewing experience enhancements across its aggregated 1.2 million subscriber base. Allente is building upon its 3SS-provided OnePlace satellite and OTT service […]

Altibox to move to cloud SaaS security with Verimatrix

Nordic service provider Altibox, which operates in Norway and Denmark, is to migrate its content security framework into content security specialist Verimatrix’s software-as-a-service-based Secure Cloud infrastructure. Altibox is using the SaaS model to host Verimatrix Multi-DRM as well as its existing Verimatrix-supplied VCAS for IPTV content security technology. Scheduled to be rolled out this year, […]

Viasat Consumer and Canal Digital combine as Allente

The merger of Viasat Consumer, Nordic Entertainment’s (NENT Group) satellite pay TV and streaming business, with Canal Digital, Telenor Group’s satellite pay TV operation, into a new joint venture company has been completed, with the combined company given the name Allente. Completion of the agreement follows the approval of the EC at the end of […]

Norwegian streamer Strim taps Norigin Media for smart TV expansion

Norwegian streaming offering Strim, owned by digital-terrestrial TV platform operator RiksTV has tapped Norigin Media to provide new TV apps on smart TVs and expand its streaming service onto large screens. Strim offers most Norwegian linear TV channels as well as video on demand content. Some packages also include HBO Nordic, Paramount+ and Viaplay. The streaming […]

Altibox taps Technicolor and 3SS for Android TV deployment

Norwegian service provider Altibox, which also operates in Denmark, is to deploy Technicolor’s Android TV-based  JADE set-to box, with a customized launcher from technology provider 3SS. Technicolor has teamed up with 3SS for the implementation. The latter is providing its 3READY Android TV framework, enabling Altibox to offer subscribers a branded custom launcher and UI […]

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