Telia hires Eric Hageman as CFO

Nordic telco operator Telia has appointed Eric Hageman as executive vice president and chief financial officer, taking over Per Christian Mørland who will be stepping down at the end of September. Mørland announced his resignation in March which he will be departing the company due to family reasons. Hageman will join Telia’s executive mnagement team […]

Sweden’s new TV4 Play streamer launches today

Telia’s reorganization of its struggling media arm takes a major step today with the launch of new combined streaming service TV4 Play. Telia said that the new TV4 play will continue to offer independent journalism, entertainment and drama but will also have a larger selection of films and series. In addition, coverage of SHL hockey, […]

CME owner PPF takes stake in Viaplay

Czech investment outfit PPF Group has taken a 6.3% stake in Viaplay – the latest group following Canal+ to take advantage of the struggling Nordic streamer’s collapsing share price. The move gives PPF a 6% voting stake in the Nordic company. Last month, Canal+ took advantage of Viaplay’s tumbling stock price to take a 12% […]

Canal+ takes major stake in struggling Viaplay

Canal+ has taken a 12% stake in struggling Nordic streamer and broadcaster Viaplay Group, which today announced a restructuring plan that will involve withdrawal from key international markets and a 25% reduction in staff. Viaplay also indicated that it may be open to a sale of the whole group. The Vivendi-owned French pay TV outfit […]

TV business ‘negatively impacts’ Telia as it moves towards TV4 Play launch

TV and media is continuing to “negatively impact” Nordic telco Telia’s performance, despite resilience in its telecom activities, according to CEO Allison Kirkby. Reporting on Telia’s latest quarterly results, Kirkby said that “the current downturn in the advertising market is compounding the existing challenges in premium sports at a time of added cost from the […]

Tele2 sees TV base decline but positive reaction to Viaplay offerings

Tele2 saw its TV base and TV revenues decline in the second quarter, but reported a positive reaction to new packages that include streaming service Viaplay. The company’s digital TV base dropped by 8,000 in the quarter,  a smaller decline than the 13,000 lost in the same quarter in 2022. Cable and fibre TV subs […]

A+E Networks streamers launch on Prime Video Channels in Sweden and Portugal

A+E Networks EMEA’s streaming channels History Play and Crime+Investigation Play have launched on Prime Video Channels in Sweden and Poland. The Swedish launch was on Tuesday, while the streamers debuted on Prime Video Channels in Poland yesterday. History Play, previously available in Sweden on Telia, is now also available on Prime Video Channels. Customers in these regions will have […]

BritBox International launches on Apple TV app in the Nordics

BBC and ITV streaming JV BritBox International has launched as a subscription channel in the Apple TV app in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. The UK international streamer said that the latest launch will significantly expand its reach across the Nordic market and build on its launches in North America and Australia. BritBox recently surpassed […]

Amazon Prime Video unveils raft of new shows for Nordics

Amazon Prime Video has reinforced its commitment to the competitive Nordic market by announcing a slate of 12 new unscripted reality and entertainment series coming to its streaming service in the region this autumn. Amazon said the 12 new additions are part of Prime Video’s commitment and long-term investment in the territory. The titles will be […]

Viaplay’s Jensen quits as streamer hits trouble, replaced by Lindemann

Viaplay Group’s CEO Anders Jensen has resigned from the company, with economic headwinds battering the Nordic operator’s results and causing it to pull its long-term financial guidance. Jensen, who had been been with Viaplay and predecessor Modern Times Group (MTG) for more than a decade, is being replaced by Jorgen Madsen Lindemann, who becomes CEO […]

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