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Ex-Veon and Telenor exec Johnsen to take helm of Tele2 from Nilsson

Tele2 president and CEO Anders Nilsson is to step down after six years in the role and will be replaced by Kjell Morten Johnsen, previously chief operating officer of Russia’s Veon and chief executive of Telenor Europe. Johnsen will take over from Nilsson when the latter leaves on September 15. Nilsson had previously told the […]

ViacomCBS premieres for Comhem Play+ in Sweden

Tele2-owned Swedish cable operator Com Hem has struck a deal with ViacomCBS to bring a number of premieres to its streaming service, Comhem Play+. The agreement will provide Comhem Play+ subscribers with over 50 seasons of shows and 430 hours of new and library content, and seven premieres for the Swedish market including Reprisal with […]

Telia confirms Turkcell sale

Nordic telco Telia has confirmed the sale of its stake in Turkish service provider Turkcell. Telia has agreed to sell its 47.1% holding in Turkcell Holding, which owns 51% in the listed company Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri, to the sovereign wealth fund the Turkey Wealth Fund for US$530 million. The transaction includes, subject to closing, a […]

Com Hem upgrades Android TV service

Tele2-owned Swedish cable operator Com Hem has upgraded become one of the first European operators to upgrade its Android TV Operator Tier-based service, the Com Hem TV Hub – to Android P. Com Hem tapped its technology partners 3 Screen Solutions (3SS) and Technicolor to implement the shift. 3SS said the move meant that Com […]

Nordija taps Yospace for Telenor Sweden media project

Ad tech outfit Yospace and middleware provider Nordija have completed an integration that will Nordija bring Yospace´s server-side dynamic ad insertion technology to its customers. Pre-integration with Yospace will enable Nordija´s customers to deliver ads across multiple devices and platforms, according to the pair. The pair are working together to deliver a project for Telenor […]

Telia agrees OTT licensing deal with Discovery for TV4 and C More channels

Nordic telco Telia has secured EC approval for a deal that will see it license OTT rights to its linear channels to Discovery in Sweden and Finland. The EC had previously made it a condition of its approval for Telia’s acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting-owned Swedish and Finnish commercial broadcasters TV4 and MTV and pay TV […]

TV4 secures La Liga rights

Telia-owned TV4 Media has followed up last week’s acquisition of UEFA Champions League rights from next year by extending its current rights to top-tier Spanish football. The Swedish broadcaster has acquired  LaLiga rights until the end of the 2025-26 season in both Sweden and Finland. In addition to club football from Italy’s Serie A and LaLiga, TV4 and the group’s pay TV arm C […]

Viasat Consumer and Canal Digital combine as Allente

The merger of Viasat Consumer, Nordic Entertainment’s (NENT Group) satellite pay TV and streaming business, with Canal Digital, Telenor Group’s satellite pay TV operation, into a new joint venture company has been completed, with the combined company given the name Allente. Completion of the agreement follows the approval of the EC at the end of […]

Ex-acting CEO Luiga to leave Telia

Christian Luiga, the chief financial officer and now ex-acting CEO and president of Nordic service provider Telia has resigned. Luiga’s departure follows new CEO and president Allison Kirkby taking up her post. Luiga, who been working for Telia Company in various positions since 2009, started as CFO in April 2014. Since September 2019, He was […]

Telia launches streaming service as standalone offering

Nordic telco Telia has launched its streaming service Telia Play as a standalone offering available to all, whether they subscriber to Telia’s other services or not. Until now, Telia Play was restricted to Telia’s own customers. Telia TV customers have been able to freely stream the  Telia Play offerings in the app, while subscribers of […]

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