Sweden


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 […]

ViacomCBS premieres for Comhem Play+ in Sweden

Tele2-owned Swedish cable operator Com Hem has struck a deal with ViacomCBS to bring a number of premieres to its streaming service, Comhem Play+. The agreement will provide Comhem Play+ subscribers with over 50 seasons of shows and 430 hours of new and library content, and seven premieres for the Swedish market including Reprisal with […]

Telia confirms Turkcell sale

Nordic telco Telia has confirmed the sale of its stake in Turkish service provider Turkcell. Telia has agreed to sell its 47.1% holding in Turkcell Holding, which owns 51% in the listed company Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri, to the sovereign wealth fund the Turkey Wealth Fund for US$530 million. The transaction includes, subject to closing, a […]

Com Hem upgrades Android TV service

Tele2-owned Swedish cable operator Com Hem has upgraded become one of the first European operators to upgrade its Android TV Operator Tier-based service, the Com Hem TV Hub – to Android P. Com Hem tapped its technology partners 3 Screen Solutions (3SS) and Technicolor to implement the shift. 3SS said the move meant that Com […]

Nordija taps Yospace for Telenor Sweden media project

Ad tech outfit Yospace and middleware provider Nordija have completed an integration that will Nordija bring Yospace´s server-side dynamic ad insertion technology to its customers. Pre-integration with Yospace will enable Nordija´s customers to deliver ads across multiple devices and platforms, according to the pair. The pair are working together to deliver a project for Telenor […]

Telia agrees OTT licensing deal with Discovery for TV4 and C More channels

Nordic telco Telia has secured EC approval for a deal that will see it license OTT rights to its linear channels to Discovery in Sweden and Finland. The EC had previously made it a condition of its approval for Telia’s acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting-owned Swedish and Finnish commercial broadcasters TV4 and MTV and pay TV […]