Sweden


MTG unveils Nordic Entertainment Group management team

Nordic Entertainment Group – the renamed and soon-to-be split-off broadcasting arm of Modern Times Group (MTG) – has named its new management team under CEO Anders Jensen. The new team will be effective as of July 1, following the split between the new MTG, which will focus on eSports and digital video content under current […]

Com Hem looks to OTT SVOD as ‘next step’ in convergence strategy

Swedish cable operator sees OTT TV as a “natural next step” to extend its reach following the launch of a box-less subscription video-on-demand offering in April. Com Hem, which saw its TV base fall in the first quarter, highlighted both its launch of its advanced TV box and a new OTT SVOD service as evidence […]

Com Hem launches Netflix-integrated TV Hub

Com Hem has launched TV Hub, an Android TV-powered platform that combines linear TV with on-demand and streaming services and is high dynamic range (HDR) and 4K compatible. TV Hub lets users navigate between linear TV channels and play services and can be customised with apps downloaded from the Google Play store. The remote also […]

MTG appoints Sweden CEO

MTG has appointed its head of Nordic Entertainment Operations, Filippa Wallestam, as the new chief executive officer (CEO) of MTG Sweden. In line with changes to MTG’s corporate structure, Wallestam, who first joined MTG in 2014, also becomes the future CEO of Nordic Entertainment Group Sweden. The news comes after MTG last week announced that it […]

Modern Times Group to split in two

Modern Times Group (MTG) is to split in two, with its free and pay TV and studio activities folded into a separate company with its own stock market listing, leaving MTG itself to focus on eSports and digital video content. Nordic Entertainment Group will comprise MTG’s current Nordic Entertainment and MTG Studios units, as well […]

Telenor and TV4 strike last-minute carriage deal

Telenor and Swedish broadcaster TV4 Group have struck a last minute agreement over carriage terms for the latter’s channels on the Canal Digital platform. The pair had been locked in one of the carriage terms dispute that are becoming an increasingly common feature of the pay TV landscape as broadcasters seek to gain additional revenues […]

SVOD taking a greater share in Nordic markets

Subscription video-on-demand has grown its share of overall subscription video expenditure in the Nordic markets over the past year, with SVOD penetration outperforming other advanced markets, according to a report by Kagan. Kagan found that SVOD increased its share of the overall pay video market from 18% in 2016 to 22% last year. According to […]

TV4, Discovery, MTG and Telia team up in targeted ad initiative

Telia, TV4 Group, Discovery Networks and Modern Times Group (MTG) have teamed up to launch a new targeted advertising initiative in Sweden. The three broadcast groups have teamed up with Telia to provide dynamic advertising insertion on the Telia Play service, delivering localised advertising to individual subscribers based on the screen used and the location […]

Canal Digital launches next-gen Android TV box

Nordic pay TV operator Canal Digital has launched its Android-based next-generation TV service for satellite customers, OnePlace. The OnePlace Android TV-based set-top box will provide access a range of TV and streaming services, catch-up content, on-demand movies, series and games and apps. The commercial launch follows a press launch at the end of January. Canal […]

New sports news channel for Com Hem and Boxer subs

Swedish newspaper Expressen has struck a deal with cable operator Com Hem and its Boxer digital-terrestrial TV arm to launch new sports news channel SportExpressen TV on the Com Hem and Boxer networks. The channel, which is broadcasting 24-hour news coverage of the Olympic Winter Games in Korea, will be available free of charge to […]

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