Allente names new CFO

Allente, the joint venture between Telenor and Nordic Entertainment combining the former Canal Digital and Viasat pay TV platforms, has named Helge Ølsen as its new chief financial officer. Ølsen was previously CFO of Telenor Myanmar, having earlier held roles in mergers and acquisitions and investor relations within Telenor Group. He will take up his […]

Tele2 names new CFO and CCO

Nordic telco Tele2 has named Charlotte Hansson as EVP Group CFO and Hendrik de Groot as EVP chief commercial Officer, Stefan Backman, EVP Group General Counsel, has meanwhile decided to leave the company. Tele2 said said the new appointments would strengthen its commercial and financial capabilities, with a special focus on convergence and online sales. […]

New CEO for Nordic pay TV outfit Allente

Jonas Gustafsson has been named as the new CEO of Allente, the pay TV joint venture between Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) and Telenor, Gustafsson, whose appointment is effective as of today, was previously CFO and head of operations at Allente, and prior to that CEO of Viasat Consumer and acting CEO for NENT Group […]

Telia launches combined entertainment and 5G+ offering

Nordic telecom operator Telia has launched a new entertainment offering that brings together Netflix, C More and 5G+ mobile connectivity with unlimited data. Telia said that the offering was designed to enable customers to watch movies, series, and entertainment regardless of where they spent their time in the summer. The new service, launched on June […]

Love Nature debuts on Telenor Sweden

4K wildlife and Nature channel Love Nature has launched on Telenor Sweden. Subscribers to the platform will have access to Love Nature’s programming on its linear channel and on the platform’s VOD service, as part of a three-year carriage deal. The launch in Sweden follows the channel’s roll out last fall on Telenor’s linear platform in […]

Key Tele2 executives to leave in September

Tele2 chief financial officer Mikael Larsson and EVP and chief commercial officer Samuel Skott are leave the company on September 1. Larsson joined Tele2 in 2018 as former CFO of Com Hem. He played an instrumental part in the merger and the integration of the two companies, including international consolidation and taking steps towards 5G, […]

Strong TV and media performance lifts Telia

Sweden-based service provider Telia has posted solid first-quarter results, with a strong performance from its sizeable TV and media arm. The TV and media unit posted revenue growth of 3%, with pay TV up 10% and advertising-supported free TV down 1%. Combined with a 3% reduction in operating costs, the numbers added up to a […]

Tele2 combines Tele2 and Com Hem brands to create single converged offer

Swedish service provider Tele2 has merged its Com Hem cable and Tele2 mobile brands to create a single converged identity for customers. Com Hem’s 1.7 million households will now be provided with services under the Tele2 brand. The company has said that it plans to upgrade all Com Hem home to match the fibre-based services of […]

Viaplay subs jump by a quarter as NENT Group targets new markets

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) saw its Viaplay streaming service’s subscriber base jump by 25% year-on-year in the quarter to March, taking its total to 3.147 million. Viaplay added 127,000 subs in the first quarter, helping it along the way to its goal of adding at least 650,000 paying subs this year. That expected growth […]

Tele2 sees TV base and revenues decline

Swedish service provider Tele2 saw its domestic TV revenues and subscriber base decline in the course of the first quarter despite progress in migrating customer to fixed-mobile convergence offerings. Swedish digital TV end-user service revenue declined by 8%, which the company attributed to lower digital-terrestrial subs and lower revenue from premium sports packages. The company […]