Boxer Denmark and Stofa embrace à la carte to head off OTT

Eighty per cent of new customers to Nordic pay TV operator Boxer’s Danish service have taken the option to choose their own TV channels, following the company’s decision to introduce à la carte choice 18 months ago. Boxer CEO Ulf Lund said that à la carte had been “a huge success”, with the number of […]

Stofa signs deal with Aalborg community antenna association

Danish cable operator Stofa has struck a strategic cooperation pact with community antenna systems association Gug-Visse-Dall Antenneforening (GVD) whereby Stofa will provide broadband and TV services to GVD members. GVD will continue to own its own infrastructure, but Stofa will be responsible for the operation of broadband digital services to the association’s members. GVD had […]

New CEO for Stofa as SE completes integration

Danish cable operator Stofa has named Ole Fruekilde Madsen as its new CEO following its acquisition by energy group SE.  Madsen has been head of SE’s energy and climate division for the past three and a half years. His appointment marks the unification of Stofa and SE under a single management structure combining all residential, […]

Cloud-based DVR remains challenging in Europe, say operators

Cloud-based DVR services remain problematic for operators due to restrictions on the use of content rights, according to a panel of cable executives and technologists at content security provider Verimatrix’s ‘Multi-Network Solutions in the Real World’ event, which took place ahead of the main conference sessions at ANGA COM today in Cologne. Erik Meijer, senior […]

Stofa taps Elemental for multiscreen video processing

Danish pay TV operator Stofa has signed a deal with Elemental, with the latter processing, packaging and managing its live linear channels for its catch-up TV and multiscreen video services. Elemental said its video infrastructure customises 150 TV channels – including 38 in high definition – for delivery to Stofa subscribers. Stofa now uses Elemental […]

Stofa CEO to quit company

Danish cable operator Stofa’s CEO Klaus Hoeg Hagensen is to resign his post after three years at the head of the company.  During his period at Stofa, Hagensen oversaw the sale of the company by previous owner Ratos to Syd Energi in a deal valued at DKK1.9 billion (€255 million). Hagensen said that the sale […]

Stofa to offer 4G mobile services

Danish cable operator Stofa is to launch a 4G mobile offering in partnership with telco TDC. The company will also make its TV services available via the mobile services. Customers that take TV, broadband and mobile services from the operator will benefit from a discounted bundled offering. The mobile service will be offered over TDC’s […]

Stofa hires new agencies following takeover of Waoo! subs

Danish cable operator Stofa has hired marketing agencies OMD and Gekko to help with a strategic repositioning of its customer offerings.  Along with branding and marketing agency Kunde & Co, OMD and Gekko will help Stofa establish greater visibility in the Danish market, according to the company. OMD replaces previous marketing agency partner Carat, while […]

Stofa looks to 4K, move to digital with Cisco CCAP

Danish cable operator Stofa has deployed provider Cisco’s modular CCAP technology platform, making it the first European operator to move towards the convergence of digital video and data on a common access infrastructure. The deployment of Cisco’s CCAP platform will, according to Cisco, enable Stofa to handle broadband traffic and video-on-demand within the same access […]

Stofa strikes wide-ranging agreement with Viasat

Danish cable operator Stofa has struck an agreement with Modern Times Group-owned Viasat Broadcasting for the distribution of Viasat’s channels, including TV everywhere rights. The three-year deal will see Viasat channels made available via Stofa’s StartForfra, StartForfra+, WebTv and WebTv To Go services, giving viewers the option to watch TV shows that have been aired […]