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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 […]

Nordic Entertainment names Viafree chief

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), formerly the broadcasting and streaming part of Modern Times Group, which began trading as a separate company last week, has appointed Cecilia Gave as SVP and group head of Viafree, its pan-Nordic advertising funded streaming service. Gave will join the group executive management team and will report to NENT Group […]

Telia defends TV4 acquisition amid controversy over state ownership

Nordic telco Telia’s management have defended the company’s planned acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting, owner of leading commercial TV broadcaster TV4 and pay TV group C More, amid controversy over whether the state should continue to have a one third share in a company that controls a major commercial media group. Addressing the controversy over the […]

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 […]

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