MTG looks forward to growth in 2013 after mixed results

Modern Times Group expects some growth from its Nordic pay TV business this year, with lower profitability as a result of its investments in central and eastern Europe, after fourth-quarter results that were stronger than expected in some segments. The group expects margins from its pay TV businesses to continue to grow in 2014. MTG […]

Telenor slows pay TV decline

Telenor slowed the decline in its satellite TV base in the final quarter of 2012 to 3,000, ending the year with 945,000 customers, down from 965,000 at the end of 2011. Total fourth-quarter revenues from Telenor Broadcast declined from NOK1.754 billion (€238 million) to NOK1.679 billion, which it attributed to lower sales from    Canal Digital […]

TeliaSonera outlines shape of year-end results

Nordic telco TeliaSonera, has outlined a number of non-recurring items that it says in total will have a positive impact on operating income of SEK189 million (€21.75 million) for the fourth quarter of 2012, and has said it will benefit from a positive one-time effect of SEK1.225 billion related to a net deferred tax liability, […]

Nevion and T-VIPS complete merger

Video transport technology providers Nevion and T-VIPS have completed their merger. The combined company will trade under the Nevion name, with Geir Bryn-Jensen as CEO. Former T-VIPS CEO Johnny Dolvik joins as chief strategy officer, while chief operating officer and chief financial officer Janne Morstøl becomes chief product and marketing officer, and chief commercial officer […]

Discovery to air Lance Armstrong interview on networks globally

Discovery will simulcast Oprah Winfrey’s upcoming interview with Lance Armstrong on its networks around the world. Oprah’s interview will be the first the disgraced cyclist has given since a damning report from US anti-doping agency USADA late last year. It will be shown on an episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter, the talkshow star’s series on […]

Canal Digital Kabel-TV adds Star bouquet

Norwegian cable operator Canal Digital Kabel-TV has added a raft of channels from South Indian broadcaster Star Network to its pay TV offering. Canal Digital Kabel-TV has launched Star Plus, Star Gold and Star Life OK in the Optional Basic Pack. Star Plus and Star Life OK are general entertainment channels, while Star Gold airs […]

BBC Worldwide introduces advertising in Norway

BBC Entertainment in Norway is to have advertising for the first time in the new year after BBC Worldwide Channels struck a deal with Fox International Channels. The move is intended to increase the amount of money that BBC Entertainment can invest in acquiring and commissioning content for the channel. BBC Entertainment is available in […]

Netflix lowers US targets but hails international growth

Netflix has lowered its full year subscriber target for the US, but said it has witnessed stronger than forecast growth in each of the international markets in which it operates.
As expected, the company reduced its subscriber target in the US from seven to five million net additions as it reported its third-quarter results.
 CEO Reed […]

Canal Digital subscriber losses continue slowdown

Telenor-owned Nordic pay TV operator Canal Digital recorded lower subscriber losses in the third quarter than during the corresponding period of 2011. The telco’s Broadcast division also reported a record high EBIDTA margin. Canal Digital lost 4,000 DTH customers in the three months ending September 2011, compared with a loss of 6,000 a year earlier. […]

BBC Entertainment to join Riks TV

BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK public broadcaster, has signed a carriage deal with Norway’s Riks TV for its BBC Entertainment channel. BBC Entertainment will be added to Riks TV’s DTT platform on November 1. The channel airs series including Dragons’ Den, Alan Carr – Chatty Man and Graham Norton. It will join […]