Get launches next-generation TV box

Norwegian cable operator Get is launching a new next-generation DVR set-top along with a new television and broadband bundled product. The Get Box II is equipped with multiple TV tuners and double the storage of the previous generation of boxes. The combined set-top and gateway box includes a built-in modem and supports telephony and two […]

Discovery completes SBS Nordic buy-out, announces management

Discovery Communications has completed its acquisition of SBS Nordic from ProSiebenSat.1 Group and announced the management team of its newly combined Nordic business.  The US$1.7 billion (€1.3 billion) acquisition, first announced in December, adds 12 TV networks and a number of radio stations and digital brands to Discovery’s existing portfolio of eight brands in Norway, […]

Aspiro chooses Thomson Video Networks

Norwegian hosted video platform specialist Aspiro has chosen Thomson Video Networks to provide its ViBE VS7000 compression platform to launch a premium hosted platform serving live channels and events. Aspiro, which also provides the WiMP music streaming service, provides a hosted TV and video platform including headend and CDN capabilities. “Having operated a hosted streaming […]

Norwegians need faster broadband

Three in five Norwegian households see a need for faster broadband connections, despite already enjoying some of the fastest speeds available in Europe, according to a survey by Norstat for Kabel Norge. The survey found that 60% of Norwegian households said they needed faster broadband, while one in four households saw a great or very […]

TV2 chooses Agama for quality assurance

Norwegian broadcaster TV2 has chosen quality assurance specialist Agama Technologies to to provide service quality assurance across its headend and distribution network. TV 2 has selected Agama to provide a solution for continuous real-time monitoring of its complete channel lineup, detecting issues from transport stream problems to encoding and service configuration issues, according to Agama. […]

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 […]

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