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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Telia launches streaming service as standalone offering

Nordic telco Telia has launched its streaming service Telia Play as a standalone offering available to all, whether they subscriber to Telia’s other services or not. Until now, Telia Play was restricted to Telia’s own customers. Telia TV customers have been able to freely stream the  Telia Play offerings in the app, while subscribers of […]

Tele2 pulls financial guidance as coronavirus and TV decline takes toll

Nordic telco and cable operator Tele2 has withdrawn its financial guidance for the year and postponed a planned share dividend after admitting that it would be unlikely to achieve revenue growth, leading to a sharp fall in the company’s stock price. Tele2, which provides fixed and mobile services and TV in the Nordic and Baltic […]

Nordic Entertainment extends deal with Com Hem

Sweden-based free and pay TV company Nordic Entertainment (NENT) and Tele2-owned cable operator Com Hem have extended their distribution agreement. The deal makes NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service and Viasat pay TV channels available to a wider range of Com Hem and Boxer customers.From this month, access to Viaplay’s film and series package will be […]

Croatian consolidation takes shape as Tele2 completes sale to United Group

Nordic telco Tele2 has completed the sale of its Croatian subsidiary to Serbia-based Western Balkan service provider United Group. Completion of the deal follows approval of the sale by the Croatian Competition Agency, which told Tele2 that it was greenlighting the agreement at the end of January, following a Phase II investigation. Tele2 announced the sale […]

EU monitor orders Telia to revise streaming auction after Tele2 complaint

Swedish telco Tele2’s appeal to the EU monitoring trustee over the terms of rival Telia’s auctioning of TV streaming rights had been successful, producing an instruction to Telia to change the terms of the rights auction. Tele2, owner of Swedish cable operator Com Hem, had complained that Telia’s auctioning of streaming rights to the channels […]

Tele2 takes aim at streaming future with Comhem Play+

Tele2 has launched its new standalone streaming service, Comhem Play+, to compete with Sweden’s already crowded field of SVOD offerings including Viaplay and Netflix. In a note accompanying the company’s Q4 earnings, CEO Anders Nilsson said that the new service would build on the company’s existing role as a video content aggregator and enable it […]

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