Norway


Viasat renews NFL deal

Modern Times Group-owned pan regional broadcast group Viasat Broadcasting has renewed its deal to air American football tournament the National Football League (NFL) across Scandinavia. The five year deal will include live broadcast rights on free television and pay television as well as live simulcast rights on mobile phones and online. 
In Sweden, viewers will […]

Canal Digital makes Wimp more widely available

Norwegian pay TV service Canal Digital is making the Wimp music service more widely available to its customers. The service allows subs to access a deep library of music titles via their remote controls and is now available to customers with the new DVR set-top from ADB. Canal Digital also plans to launch a remote […]

Egmont takes overall control of TV2

Danish media company Egmont International has acquired the remaining 50% stake in Norwegian commercial broadcaster TV2. The company already owns half of TV2 and has bought the 50% it does not own from A-pressen for NOK2.1 billion (€275 million). This is part of Egmont’s strategy to move further into the television business; the publishing company […]

Conax names CEO

Telenor-owned conditional access specialist Conax has named Morten Solbakken as its new CEO. Solbakken, formerly chief operating officer at Telenor Broadcast Holding had been acting CEO since Berit Svendsen stepped up from CEO of Conax to become executive vice-president and CEO of Telenor Norway in September. “Morten Solbakken knows the company well, as former board […]

Viasat launches Viaplay on Apple mobile devices

Viasat has launched a version of its online TV service on iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. The Viaplay app is available in Denmark, Norway and Sweden and can be downloaded from Apple’s proprietary digital App store. Subscribers will be able to use the app to access the three online TV packages, TV, TV+Film and TV+Film+Sport.

Norway’s Get passes 200,000 broadband customers

Norwegian cable operator Get has passed the milestone of 200,000 broadband customers, passing broadband rival NextGenTel to make it the country’s number two broadband provider after Telenor. According to Morten Lynum, product director at Get, over 50% of the company’s broadband customers now take its 20Mbps or higher offerings. Get provides speeds of up to […]

Altibox selects Motorola for wireless HD video streaming

Altibox, the IPTV service set up by Norwegian utility firm Lyse Tele, is using technology from Motorola to enable its customers to wirelessly share various video services including interactive TV and video-on-demand to TVs and other IP-enabled devices in the home. Altibox customers using Motorola’s VAP2400 wireless video bridge will be able to stream high […]

New 3D channel for Norway

High TV 3D, a 24-hour 3D channel for the Nordic region, has launched on Telenor Satellite Broadcast’s Thor 6 satellite at 1° West. The channel, which will be distributed via Telenor’s Canal Digital DTH service, will initially only be available in Norway as part of Canal Digital’s standard package. The launch of the channel follows […]

TV 2 becomes Norway’s first live 3D broadcaster

TV 2 became Norway’s first broadcaster to air live 3D last night when it delivered the Norway v Cyprus football match from the national football stadium in Oslo in 3D.   TV 2’s OB team used its recently-acquired 3D-ready OB truck to produce the broadcast. Five 3D cameras were set up within the stadium to […]

Norway’s TV 2 to air 3D football match online

Norway’s TV 2 will broadcast a live football match in 3D to its IPTV and online viewers on October 15. The broadcaster will air Saturday’s Premier League match between Manchester United and Liverpool in 3D using technology from Vizrt and its partner SterGen High-Tech that enables real-time creation of computed stereoscopic 3D from individual 2D […]