Norway


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 […]

Nordic Entertainment secures exclusive six-year Premier League deal

Nordic Entertainment (NENT) has secured the exclusive Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and Finnish media rights to the English Premier League. The latest deal is for six years from 2022 to 2028. NENT currently holds the Premier League rights in Sweden, Denmark and Finland until 2022, and the new agreement extends those rights to Norway. NENT last […]

Ampere Analysis: Nordic broadcasters turning to originals in battle with SVOD giants

Nordic broadcasters are increasingly focusing on local originals and collaborating with each other to produce them in their battle with international SVOD giants such as Netflix, according to a report by Ampere Analysis.  According to Ampere, only 3% of Netflix titles in Sweden are local, while only 1% of Amazon Prime titles are from the […]

Telenor names DNA CEO as head of new Nordic cluster

Telenor has named Jukka Leinonen, the CEO of Finnish cable and telecom operator DNA, as head of its new Nordic cluster following its acquisition of the Finnish company earlier this year. Leinonen will be part of Telenor’s Group Executive Management and assume the role of chair of Telenor Sweden and Telenor Denmark, in addition to […]

Nordic Entertainment’s Viaplay to be added to RiksTV’s Strim

Nordic Entertainment (NENT) has struck a deal with Norwegian digital-terrestrial TV operator RiksTV that will extend the availability of NENT’s Viaplay streaming service and TV channels to RiksTV’s Strim streaming offering. Viaplay will be available as part of RiksTV’s Strim streaming offering, which will also include NENT Group’s TV3, TV6 and Viasat 4 channels. At […]

Telenor taking full control of DNA, unveils ‘Nordic cluster’ plan

Telenor now owns a 95% stake in Finnish cable and telecom operator DNA after launching a mandatory tender offer for the shares in the company it does not already own, and has unveiled plans to create a new ‘Nordic cluster’ within the group with new management. Telenor’s launch of a mandatory offer follows its acquisition […]

Telenor taps ADB for graphyne2

Telenor is deploying set-top and software specialist ADB’s graphyne2 pay TV system to subscribers connected to Telenor’s Cable and IP network. ADB’s graphyne2 solution includes an ADB designed Service Delivery Platform and client software, enabling Telenor to provide its services through a single back-end to all users’ devices including set-top boxes, tablets, smartphones, Apple TV, PCs […]

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