Norway


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 […]

Trace Sports goes mobile, makes Norwegian debut

Sports celebrity lifestyle channel Trace Sports has expanded its distribution following deals with mobile TV platform Yamgo and Norwegian operator Canal Digital Kabel. The channel, which airs programming based on the lifestyles of famous sports people, is offering content via the Yamgo TV network that streams TV content to internet enabled mobile or tablet devices […]

HBO Nordic strikes programming deals with FME

Forthcoming online video service HBO Nordic has struck its first programming deals for its over-the-top platform, acquiring a raft of content from FremantleMedia Enterprises. The service, which was announced last week, has picked up drama Hit and Miss, which starred Chloe Sevigny and was written by Shameless creator Paul Abbott and Lisa Kudrow-fronted comedy Web […]

HBO joins the on-demand TV fight in the Nordic region

HBO is launching a multiplatform TV service in the Nordic territories, placing it directly in competition with the likes of Voddler and LoveFilm as well as Netflix, which yesterday announced it is launching service in the region.
 HBO said it was launching a “multi-platform video distribution venture”, without clarifying exactly what that would be. It […]

Netflix confirms Scandi launch

Online video streaming service Netflix is to launch in Sweden and across the Nordic region, as first revealed by DTVE sister publication TBI in May. 
This move will mark the latest international launch for the service, which has already launched across Latin America, in Canada and in the UK and Ireland. 
 The service will […]

Canal Digital taps NDS for hosted next-gen pay TV platform

Norway-based pay TV operator Canal Digital is to launch its next-generation TV platform as a hosted managed service with NDS. The hybrid service, combining satellite with OTT delivery, will enable Canal Digital subscribers to access content on multiple devices inside and outside the home. According to NDS, the new service will provide a personalised experience, […]

Tedial’s Media Amigo cloud chosen by Nordic broadcasters

Asset management specialist Tedial has won a contract to supply its Media Amigo cloud exchange platform for the interchange of content to Scandinavia’s NORDIF3 consortium of broadcasters. Media Amigo will be hosted by NRK at its site in Oslo, giving the NORDIF3 consortium a full file-based exchange platform for instant uploading, sharing and reviewing of […]

Viasat adds new dimension to the Olympics



MTG-backed commercial broadcaster Viasat plans to show 100 hours of 3D TV coverage of the upcoming Summer Olympics on its Norwegian pay TV channels. 3D coverage will include the opening and closing ceremonies, the men’s 100 meters as well as swimming, gymnastics and other disciplines. The 3D content from the London 2012 Olympic Games will […]

Canal Digital loses subs but grows ARPU

Telenor-owned Nordic pay TV operator Canal Digital lost a further 11,000 DTH customers in the first quarter in what Telenor described as a competitive market. Canal Digital had 954,000 DTH customers at the end of March, down from 986,000 a year ago, having lost subscribers in all four Nordic territories. However ARPU grew to NOK345 […]

Telenor chairman Norvik quits over TV2 sale controversy

Telenor chairman Harald Norvik has resigned over a disagreement with the Norwegian ministry of trade and industry over the sale of its stake in the TV2 channel to Danish company Egmont earlier this year. Telenor agreed to sell its 48.2% stake in A-Pressen to Egmont in January, giving the latter control of the channel. Norwegian […]