Sweden


Allente brings Canal Digital and Viasat Consumer together

Allente, the combined Nordic pay TV service from that brings together the former Canal Digital offering from Telenor and Nordic Entertainment’s Viasat Consumer, has officially launched. The launch means that the Canal Digital and Viasat Consumer brands will be phased out. Existing customers of thelegacy services will retain their existing content line-ups as they are […]

Streaming records for Sweden

The Swedish streaming market set new records in 2020. According to Mediavision, the covid-19 pandemic has had “substantial effects” on the state of the streaming market in the Nordic country and that it has “accelerated the digital transformation.” Sweden controversially did not follow the rest of the world in enforcing strict stay-at-home orders in an […]

Nordic Entertainment writes down value of studio assets

Nordic streamer and free and pay TV broadcaster Nordic Entertainment (NENT Group) is to write down the value of its studio operations, now in the process of being sold, to the tune of SEK900 million. NENT Group’s Q4 2020 results will include a non-cash impairment charge that it says reflects the impact of the COVID-19 […]

Nordic Entertainment makes new appointments as it gears up for expansion

Nordic streaming operator and pay and free TV broadcaster Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has appointed Roberta Alenius, SVP and head of corporate communications, and My Perrone, SVP, group general counsel and company secretary, to its group executive management team. Both appointments are effective immediately and the pair will report to Anders Jensen, NENT group […]

Com Hem and TV4 agree new expanded deal

Tele2-owned Swedish cable operator Com Hem has followed up its framework agreement with Telia-owned commercial broadcaster TV4 with a comprehensive multi-year deal that will see channels TV4, Sjuan and TV12 and pay TV offering C More continue to air on the Com Hem network. The deal also provides for more channels to be added to […]

NENT Group ‘stands apart’ among broadcasters taking on streaming giants

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) stands on its own as an example of a broadcaster successfully making the transition to online media and competing with SVOD giants thanks to its strong content assets and – in particular – its “high-quality sports right portfolio”, according to analysts at Berenberg. Berenberg is highly positive about the prospects […]

NENT’s Viaplay to expand to 10 international markets, including Poland and US

Nordic Entertainment (NENT Group) has unveiled plans to rollout streaming services in 10 international markets by the end of 2023, including Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and the US in 2021. By the end of 2025, NENT Group aims to increase its subscriber base to approximately 10.5 million by more than doubling its Viaplay paying subscriber base in […]

Com hem and TV4 strike new framework agreement

Following a prolonged period of uncertainty, Tele2-owned Swedish cable operator Com Hem and the country’s major commercial broadcaster, Telia-owned TV4 Group, have agreed a framework deal will see TV4 channels continue to be aired on the Com Hem network. Following the agreement, Com Hem customers and those of sister-digital-terrestrial network Boxer will continue to have […]

Com Hem and Telia renew battle over TV4 as deadline looms

Tele2-owned Swedish cable operator Com Hem’s distribution agreement with rival Telia’s TV4 Media, which was concluded after fraught negotiations in December 2019, is set to expire on Friday without a new deal in sight, once again raising the prospect that the principal Swedish commercial broadcaster’s channels could disappear from the Com Hem line-up. “Unfortunately we […]

Tele2 chief positive on TV as revenues and subscribers drop

Sweden’s Tele2 is in “a great position to “create value and secure profitability by leveraging our potential as an innovative aggregator and distributor” in TV, despite the industry being in a “period of radical change, with domestic fights for rights to Swedish content and sports, while international players launch one play service after another”, according […]