Norway


TRT World goes live on Get platform in Norway

Turkish English-language news channel, TRT World, has gone live on Get’s cable TV platform in Norway. The network is available on channel number 101 of the electronic programming guide (EPG) and the deal expands the channel’s reach in the Scandinavian region. “TRT World is strengthening its worldwide position as a global news organisation,” said Roch […]

Canal Digital taps Conax to secure Android TV service

Nordic pay TV operator Canal Digital has tapped Kudelski Group-owned Conax to provide content security for its new OnePlace Android TV-based advanced TV service. Canal Digital is using Conax to secure its new Android TV-based box, which is now available to its subscribers. Conax said its solution for Canal Digital is based on a strict […]

Canal Digital launches next-gen Android TV box

Nordic pay TV operator Canal Digital has launched its Android-based next-generation TV service for satellite customers, OnePlace. The OnePlace Android TV-based set-top box will provide access a range of TV and streaming services, catch-up content, on-demand movies, series and games and apps. The commercial launch follows a press launch at the end of January. Canal […]

Norway’s Sixty expands into the UK

Bergen-based interactive TV company, Sixty, has opened a UK office and made two senior hires, marking its first expansion outside of its native Norway. The company has hired Adam Bowley as vice-president of broadcast technology and Gary Ellis as vice president of TV technology. Bowley was previously head of broadcast data services at Perform Group, while […]

Canal Digital taps 3SS for Android-based next-gen TV platform

Nordic pay TV operator Canal Digital has tapped 3 Screen Solutions (3SS) to design and develop a new set-top box user interface for its new combined Android TV-based UHD satellite and OTT platform, OnePlace. OnePlace is now available to Canal Digital subscribers in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. 3SS’s UI is based on the Android […]

MTG agrees to sell Nordic Entertainment and Studios assets to TDC

MTG has agreed to sell its Nordic broadcasting and entertainment business to Danish telco TDC in a deal that values the assets at SEK19.55 billion (€2.0 billion). MTG will merge its Nordic Entertainment and MTG Studios businesses, which employ 1,800 people combined, with TDC to create a fully integrated media and communications provider. The new company […]

MTG secures rights to UEFA Futsal tournament

Modern Times Group (MTG) has secured the exclusive Nordic media rights to five-a-side-football variant Futsal’s biggest European tournament, UEFA Futsal Euro 2018. The tournament kicks off on January 30 and all matches will be shown live on MTG’s streaming service Viaplay. The competition in Ljubljana, Slovenia, will feature 12 European teams, with seven-times winners Spain […]

Fox Networks Group secures 20th Century Fox content for Nordics

Fox Networks Group has signed a new multi-year deal with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution to secure exclusive content for Fox in Norway, Finland and Sweden alongside enhanced on-demand rights. The deal will see new shows including X-Men universe series The Gifted, sci-fi series The Orville and supernatural-themed Ghosted made available to Fox’s Nordic viewers […]

VOD impact leads to MTG programming rejig

The Norwegian arm European broadcaster MTG has reorganised its programming team to bring its increasingly influential on-demand services together with its linear TV unit. MTG TV said the rejig, which further integrates the AVOD-funded Viafree and SVOD service Viaplay closer to its linear TV offering, had been created “to support a future-orientated content strategy”. Among […]

RiksTV taps Eurofins for DTT testing

Norwegian digital-terrestrial pay TV operator RiksTV has chosen Eurofins Digital Testing to automate monitoring of service availability of RiksTV digital TV and HDTV services. RiksTV will use Eurofins’ cloud-based TestWizard system to automate testing and provide performance monitoring for quality assurance for its digital-terrestrial services. TestWizard provides automated tests cases for service validation, insights into […]