Telia sees improvement in TV performance

Nordic telco Telia saw an improvement in its TV performance in the third quarter, with a return to subscriber growth and a reduced rate of decline in advertising sales. “We continue to see improved demand for our free-to-air content in both Sweden and Finland. As a consequence, advertising revenues went from a 31 percent decline […]

Tele2’s Com Hem and Boxer to add Discovery’s Dplay to offering

Tele2-owned Swedish cable operator Com Hem and digital-terrestrial pay TV sister company Boxer have agreed a new distribution deal with Discovery Networks Sweden.  From the beginning of 2021, Com Hem and Boxer will also launch Discovery streaming service Dplay to all TV customers. Any existing Com Hem TV customer who buys Dplay via the cable TV […]

Nordic pay TV outfit Allente taps 3SS and Kaonmedia for upgraded service

Allente, the new pay TV provider resulting from the recent merger between Viasat Consumer and Canal Digital in the Nordic market, his to deploy set-top boxes and middleware from Kaonmedia alongside Android TV specialist 3SS-enabled viewing experience enhancements across its aggregated 1.2 million subscriber base. Allente is building upon its 3SS-provided OnePlace satellite and OTT service […]

Com Hem offers Apple TV 4K

Tele2-owned Swedish cable operator Com Hem has begun offering Apple TV 4K boxes as part of a subscription offering. With Apple TV 4K, Com Hem customers ae able to watch content from Com Hem Play, the operator’s streaming service, as well as Apple TV channels, Apple TV+, Apple Music, Apple Arcade and Airplay-compatible apps. Subscribers […]

Sweden sets record for streaming in ‘completely digital TV market’

Sweden set a new record for streaming in Q2. According to Mediavision, the number of people watching video streaming services in the country was at an all-time high with 66% of all people in the country aged 15-74 consuming streaming content daily. There was a year-over-year increase of 10% when compared to the same period […]

Nenda signs up Discovery Sweden to B2B streaming line-up

Swedish business-to-business streaming specialist Nenda has signed a new distribution rights agreement with Discovery Networks Sweden. Under this new agreement, Nenda will add Discovery’s large Swedish channel portfolios to its B2B streaming service. Discovery Network Sweden owns Swedish channels Kanal 5, Kanal 9, and Kanal 11 along with Discovery Channel, Eurosport 1, Eurosport 2, TLC, […]

Com Hem to switch off analogue services in September

Tele2-owned Swedish cable operator Com Hem is to switch off its analogue cable TV service on September 8. The operator currently provides a subscription-free basic offering that is available in analogue format, and this will be replaced by a digital service. Com hem said that about 70% of the 1.6 million homes that take a […]

TV investment weighs heavily as Telia recovers ground

Nordic telco Telia’s investment in TV and media assets once again weighed heavily on its latest quarterly financial numbers, despite resilience elsewhere that enabled the company to grow. Its overall revenue pie. CEO Allison Kirkby accepted that TV and media had faced “a challenging quarter” with revenue and adjusted EBITDA each falling by about 30%. […]

Tele2 TV numbers hit by coronavirus sports lockdown

Nordic service provider Tele2 was hit by the impact of the coronavirus crisis in the second quarter, including the suspension of premium sports and its impact on TV numbers, but managed to grow underlying earnings after realising synergies from its merger with Com Hem. Service revenue from TV declined by 12% in the quarter as […]

Ex-Veon and Telenor exec Johnsen to take helm of Tele2 from Nilsson

Tele2 president and CEO Anders Nilsson is to step down after six years in the role and will be replaced by Kjell Morten Johnsen, previously chief operating officer of Russia’s Veon and chief executive of Telenor Europe. Johnsen will take over from Nilsson when the latter leaves on September 15. Nilsson had previously told the […]