Sweden


TV4 digital provides lift for Bonnier Broadcasting

Sweden’s Bonnier Broadcasting has seen strong sales and profit growth on the back of record earnings at free-to-air broadcaster TV4 Group and a reduced loss from pay TV outfit C More. TV4 turned in sales of SEK4.739 billion (€450 million), up from SEK4.469 billion in 2017, and EBITA of SEK1.382 billion, up from SEK1.022 billion. […]

Tele2 looks to Com Hem mobile and convergence as ‘legacy services’ drag on growth

A new Com Hem mobile service and fixed-mobile convergence will be key to Tele2’s growth this year, according to CEO Anders Nilsson. Growth from Tele2’s newly acquired TV base in Sweden was flat last year, as was its cable and fibre fixed-line subscriber base, with Tele2 seeing growth coming from core services and mobile post-paid […]

Com Hem claims record for high-speed broadband

Swedish cable operator Com Hem has achieved recognition as the world’s fastest broadband service provider by the Guinness World Records. The record is based on Com Hem’s ability to supply a broadband connection of 1.6Tbps during the DreamHack Summer eSports event in Jönköping last summer. Guinness World Records established that this was the fastest internet […]

Get acquisition and Swedish city networks boost Telia TV numbers

Nordic telecom operator Telia’s TV base was boosted by the acquisition of Get in Norway last year, adding some 504,000 subscribers to its TV total, but the group also saw TV numbers grow in all markets except Denmark and Lithuania. In its home market of Sweden, Telia’s TV base increased to 865,000, up from 841,000 […]

TV proves bright spot in weak quarter for Telia

Nordic telco Telia missed its fourth-quarter earnings expectations thanks to weakness in its home Swedish market, but TV proved to be a bright spot in the company’s operational performance in its domestic market, with an uplift of 8.6% in its year-on-year TV numbers to 866,000, compared with flat year-on-year broadband and mobile subscriptions and a […]

Com Hem launches mobile telephony on Tele2 network

Swedish cable operator Com Hem, now part of Tele2, has soft-launched a mobile telephony offering as part of the range of services it provides. Com Hem said that the mobile offering would be commercialised more widely across its base during the first quarter. The cable operator is offering mobile over Tele2’s network, which it says […]

Nordic Entertainment secures IndyCar rights

Modern Times Group’s (MTG) soon to be split-off Nordic Entertainment (NENT) broadcast and streaming arm has secured the exclusive Nordic media rights to the NTT IndyCar Series until 2021. Every race will be shown live on NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service and Viasat pay-TV channels, with selected races available on NENT Group’s free-TV channels. The […]

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 […]

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