Sweden


MTG’s Jette Nygaard-Andersen to leave group

Modern Times Group (MTG) digital chief Jette Nygaard-Andersen is to leave the group to pursue new opportunities. Nygaard-Andersen joined MTG in 2003 and has held several managerial positions within the group’s Nordic and international operations and, most recently, with MTG’s digital video content division. She will leave the group at the end of February. MTG CEO […]

A tale of three telcos: Telia is best bet for Nordics, says Jefferies

Swedish telco Telia represents a better prospect for investors than its Norwegian neighbour Telenor, despite risks to the company, according to analysts from Jefferies. In a note on Scandinavian telcos, Jefferies also said that “visibility is limited” on prospects for a third player in the region, Tele2. The analysts said that Telia “has a sustainable […]

Tele2 secures loan to finance Com Hem takeover

Swedish telco Tele2 has secured a SEK2 billion (€200 million) loan from the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) to finance its merger with cable operator Com Hem. Tele2 said that the additional funding from NIB would extend its maturity profile and achieve further diversification of its funding. This will include a cancellation of Tele2’s existing loan […]

TV4 launches dynamic targeted advertising with Com Hem and Boxer

Bonnier Broadcasting-owned Swedish broadcaster TV4 has launched dynamic customised advertising with Tele2-owned cable operator Com Hem and its digital-terrestrial unit Boxer. According to Bonnier Broadcasting, the launch with the Com Hem Play and Boxer Play services means that advertising can be customised in real-time to ensure that more relevant ads are served to customers. Targeting […]

SPI International launches Gametoon HD in Sweden

Channel provider SPI International’s has launched gaming channel Gametoon HD in the Swedish market through a new agreement with Swedish TV provider Kalejdo. The deal extends the existing carriage of SPI channels on Kalejdo’s platform to eight channels in total.  Kalejdo, which already features SPI channels such as 360TuneBox, DocuBox, Fast&FunBox, FightBox, and FilmBox Arthouse, will […]

Tele2 promotes Hagberg to head up Com Hem integration

Tele2 , the new owner of Swedish cable operator Com Hem, has named Kim Hagberg as EVP and chief of operations. Hagberg, who has played a key role in planning and managing the integration of Tele2 and Com Hem’s businesses, was previously director of product management at Tele2. In her new role she will report […]

Tele2-Com Hem deal closes

Swedish telco Tele2 has completed its takeover of local cable operator Com Hem, with all of Com Hem holding’s assets and liabilities transferred to Tele2. The merged entity will maintain the company name Tele2 and will continue to have its registered office in Stockholm, Sweden. Com Hem’s CEO Anders Nilsson takes up his new role […]

Final greenlight granted for Tele2 acquisition of Com Hem

The Swedish Companies Registration Office – the Bolagsverket – has greenlit the planned merger between mobile operator Tele2 and cable operator Com Hem. The Bolagsverket is expected to register the merger on November 5, after which Com Hem Holding will be dissolved and all its assets and liabilities will be transferred to Tele2. Com Hem […]

H&C launches on Viasat in Sweden

Equestrian sports channel H&C has launched its Swedish channel on Nordic Entertainment Group’s Viasat platform where it will be offered on an a la carte basis, retailed at SEK59 (€5.65). Viasat’s subscribers in Sweden will be able to watch H&C’s offering of equestrian sport, including a calendar of Swedish and international events, exclusive masterclasses, and […]

Nordic Entertainment to be listed next March

Modern Times Group is to move ahead with the split-off of broadcasting and streaming arm Nordic Entertainment Group, with a listing for new company planned for the first quarter of next year. MTG said that a request for approval of the plan to float Nordic Entertainment would be put to an extraordinary general meeting in […]

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