Norway


Telenor expects DTH growth from CEE telcos

There is still room for DTH growth in central and eastern Europe as telcos seek to expand the reach of their TV services, according to Telenor Satellite Broadcasting CEO Cato Halså. Speaking to Digital TV Europe, Halså said a number of markets looked promising for growth, including Ukraine, where Telenor is already involved in the […]

Canal Digital to launch ‘follow me TV’ service

Canal Digital is to launch a ‘follow me’ service on its platform later this year.  The Nordic pay TV operator plans to launch a new set-top from ADB later this year, which subscribers will be able to connect to existing HD DVR boxes from ADB and resume watching their content from where the left off […]

Norway sees runaway growth in connected devices

Households in Norway contained approximately nine million devices that are connected to the internet, with three million of these being acquired during the last year, according to a survey by Kabel Norge. According to the organisation, 39% of homes contained one or two devices connected to the internet, 38% reported three to five devices, and […]

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 […]