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 […]

Cable leading high speed broadband growth in Norway

Cable operators are boosting high speed broadband penetration in Norway, according to cable association Kabel Norge. In 2010, the share of Norwegian households having access to at least 50Mbps broadband increased from 19% to 41%. Kabel Norge referred to the Ministry of Government Administration and Reform survey Broadband coverage 2011 that confirmed cable TV networks […]

Telenor reshuffle sees Conax chief named CEO Telenor Norway

  Berit Svendsen, the CEO of Telenor-owned conditional access company Conax is becoming executive vice-president and CEO of the telco’s Norwegian business. Svendsen joined Telenor in 1988 as a research scientist, becoming executive vice-president and chief technology officer of Telenor and chair of Telenor R&D in 2000. She joined Conax as CEO in May 2008. […]

GET chooses Pace for converged home solution

Norwegian cable operator GET selected Pace to develop its new converged home service. Pace is delivering a hardware platform consisting of its Media Gateway product and companion HD set-top boxes designed to deliver media content and data to a variety of devices around the home. The Pace Media Gateway will provide a central hub in […]