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H&C launches on Viasat in Sweden

Equestrian sports channel H&C has launched its Swedish channel on Nordic Entertainment Group’s Viasat platform where it will be offered on an a la carte basis, retailed at SEK59 (€5.65). Viasat’s subscribers in Sweden will be able to watch H&C’s offering of equestrian sport, including a calendar of Swedish and international events, exclusive masterclasses, and […]

Nordic Entertainment to be listed next March

Modern Times Group is to move ahead with the split-off of broadcasting and streaming arm Nordic Entertainment Group, with a listing for new company planned for the first quarter of next year. MTG said that a request for approval of the plan to float Nordic Entertainment would be put to an extraordinary general meeting in […]

Kinnevik completes distribution of MTG shares

Sweden’s Kinnevik has completed the completed the distribution of its shares in Modern Times Group to its shareholders, signaling its exit from ownership of the media company. Kinnevik has distributed a total of 13,503,856 MTG Class B shares to its shareholders. This total includes 4,461,691 MTG Class B shares that have been recently reclassified from […]

Com Hem launches 1.2Gbps broadband

Swedish cable operator Com Hem is launching a 1,200Mbps broadband service today. The service will initially be rolled out to 600,000 households in Stockholm, Borås, Falun, Gothenburg, Gävle, Jönköping, Linköping, Malmö and Uppsala. New towns and regions will be added on a regular basis, according to the operator. Com Hem is currently upgrading its HFC […]

Telia to acquire Bonnier Broadcasting

Nordic telecom operator Telia has struck a deal to take control of Bonnier Broadcasting, owner of Swedish commercial broadcaster TV4 and Nordic pay TV channel provider C More for SEK9.2 billion (€890 million). Telia said the move was in line with the strategy adopted by the Board in 2014 to create a new Telia Company […]

Gaming boosts MTGx as Modern Times Group preps for split

A strong contribution from gaming outfit InnoGames helped boost Modern Times Group’s MTGx unit’s revenues in the second quarter. MTGx, which will form the basis of the ‘new MTG’ following the split of the company later this year, saw sales rise 63% on a reported basis and 25% on an organic basis. The unit deliver […]

Kinnevik CFO quits MTG board ahead of shares distribution

Kinnevik chief financial officer Joakim Andersson has resigned from Modern Times Group’s board of directors following Kinnevik’s decision to distribute all of its shares in the media group to its shareholders. Andersson was appointed to the MTG Board of Directors in 2015. He was also a member of MTG’s audit committee and chairman of MTG’s […]

Com Hem expects box-less TV to be main service in future

Com Hem expects the box-less TV offering it launched earlier this year to become its main TV service in the future as consumer habits change, while its Android-based TV Hub service is now being sold by both its Com Hem and Boxer brands, according to CEO Anders Nilsson. In comments accompanying the Swedish cable and […]

BeIN Media hails anti-piracy victory in Sweden

Qatar-based pay TV operator BeIN Media has secured a victory in its battle with piracy following a Swedish court handing prison sentences and fines to three individuals behind Arabic-region pirate outfit Advanced TV Network (ATN). The conviction follows a complaint filed by Nordic antipiracy group Nordic Content Protection in 2016. The trio behind ATN have […]

Nordic Entertainment Group launches new corporate branding

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has launched new corporate branding that is designed to reflect its ambitions to provide “the best and broadest entertainment experiences in the Nordic region and beyond.” The move comes ahead of NENT Group’s previously announced split from MTG, with each to operate as a separate organisation from 1 July. “The […]

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