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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 […]

SVOD taking a greater share in Nordic markets

Subscription video-on-demand has grown its share of overall subscription video expenditure in the Nordic markets over the past year, with SVOD penetration outperforming other advanced markets, according to a report by Kagan. Kagan found that SVOD increased its share of the overall pay video market from 18% in 2016 to 22% last year. According to […]

TRT World goes live on Get platform in Norway

Turkish English-language news channel, TRT World, has gone live on Get’s cable TV platform in Norway. The network is available on channel number 101 of the electronic programming guide (EPG) and the deal expands the channel’s reach in the Scandinavian region. “TRT World is strengthening its worldwide position as a global news organisation,” said Roch […]

Canal Digital taps Conax to secure Android TV service

Nordic pay TV operator Canal Digital has tapped Kudelski Group-owned Conax to provide content security for its new OnePlace Android TV-based advanced TV service. Canal Digital is using Conax to secure its new Android TV-based box, which is now available to its subscribers. Conax said its solution for Canal Digital is based on a strict […]

Canal Digital launches next-gen Android TV box

Nordic pay TV operator Canal Digital has launched its Android-based next-generation TV service for satellite customers, OnePlace. The OnePlace Android TV-based set-top box will provide access a range of TV and streaming services, catch-up content, on-demand movies, series and games and apps. The commercial launch follows a press launch at the end of January. Canal […]

Norway’s Sixty expands into the UK

Bergen-based interactive TV company, Sixty, has opened a UK office and made two senior hires, marking its first expansion outside of its native Norway. The company has hired Adam Bowley as vice-president of broadcast technology and Gary Ellis as vice president of TV technology. Bowley was previously head of broadcast data services at Perform Group, while […]

Canal Digital taps 3SS for Android-based next-gen TV platform

Nordic pay TV operator Canal Digital has tapped 3 Screen Solutions (3SS) to design and develop a new set-top box user interface for its new combined Android TV-based UHD satellite and OTT platform, OnePlace. OnePlace is now available to Canal Digital subscribers in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. 3SS’s UI is based on the Android […]

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