Sweden


Telia ‘offers concessions’ to secure green light for Bonnier acquisition

Telia is reportedly offering to give rival service providers access to its free-to-air and basic pay TV channels at fair and reasonable rates to secure EU approval for its acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting. According to Reuters, citing an EU document it has seen, Telia has offered to give TV service providers in Sweden and Finland […]

Tele2 loses international chief as it focuses on home market

Tele2 international chief Guillaume van Gaver is to leave the company as the operator refocuses on the Swedish and Baltic markets following its withdrawal from activities further afield. Tele2 said that Van Gaver, VP of international markets, will leave the company on September 15. Following his departure, Petras Masiulis, CEO of Tele2 Baltics, will assume […]

Nordic Entertainment secures exclusive women’s football rights

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT) has acquired the exclusive Nordic rights to top-division women’s football from England, Germany and France. Over 100 women’s football matches will be shown live on NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service every year until 2022, with selected games broadcast on NENT Group’s free TV channels. NENT has also secured the Nordic rights […]

Tele2 sees TV numbers drop as DTT declines

Swedish telco Tele2, owner of the Com Hem cable network and former Boxer digital-terrestrial TV service, lost a net 7,000 TV customers in the quarter to June, with 2,000 cable and fibre network gains partially offsetting the loss of 7,000 DTT subscribers. Tele2 had 1.041 million TV customers at the end of June, down 3% […]

IMG’s Swedish sports streaming closes as C More takes over rights

Bonnier Broadcasting-owned pay TV channels provider C More has secured the Swedish rights to La Liga and Serie A football, along with US Major League Soccer from Endeavor-owned sports agency IMG, signalling the end of the latter’s attempt to build a sports streaming business in the market. The rights to all three leagues were previously […]

Telia CEO Johan Dennelind to step down in 2020

Johan Dennelind, boss of Swedish telco Telia, has announced his planned departure from his role after six years. As per his contract, Dennelind will serve his 12-month notice period. The company has said that the search for a new CEO will start immediately. During his time at the helm of Telia, Dennelind repositioned the company […]

Nordic Entertainment sees jump in Viaplay subscribers

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT) has turned in its first quarterly report as an independent listed company with solid sales growth and a big jump in its Viaplay subscriber base. Viaplay subscribers were up 99,000 compared to the fourth quarter, and now represent 59% of Nordic Entertainment’s total base. Viaplay now has 1.357 million customers. Sales […]

Tele2 marks progress on fixed-mobile convergence plan

Tele2 made solid progress in the first quarter towards realising its vision of fixed-mobile convergence following its merger with cable operator Com Hem, according to CEO Anders Nilsson. Nilsson said that initiatives such as selling mobile services to Com Hem customers following the launch of Com Hem mobile and selling fixed services to Tele2’s mobile […]

Nordic operators add new sports service to TV offerings

Telia and Telenor have added new linear TV sports channel Strive Sport TV to their programming line-ups. The channel was launched in March by Scandinavian sports streaming service Strive Sport, offering up to 10 football matches a week from Italy’s Serie A, Spain’s La Liga and North America’s Major League Soccer, including matches from LA […]

Nordic Entertainment secures winter sports rights

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT) has acquired the exclusive Nordic media rights to winter sports competitions from Infront Sports & Media. The five-year deal secures the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup and FIS Cross Country World Cup for NENT Group’s platforms and channels. From 2021, viewers of the Viaplay and Viafree streaming services, and Viasat pay TV and free […]

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