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No end in sight to TV4 dispute as Almqvist blames Com Hem streaming rights move

The dispute between Telia-owned Swedish free and pay TV broadcaster TV4 and Tele2-owned cable operator Com Hem is a very long way from being solved, according to TV4 CEO Casten Almqvist, who has blamed the cable operator’s insistence on including OTT TV rights as part of a deal for the breakdown. TV4 and pay TV […]

Telia and Tele2 at loggerheads as TV4, C More disappear from Com Hem

Sweden’s largest commercial broadcaster, Telia-owned TV4, and sister pay TV service C More have disappeared from the country’s largest cable network Com Hem, owned by rival telco Tele2 after the pair failed to agree carriage terms. The switch-off of TV4 means that the broadcaster has lost distribution to about a third of the country’s population. […]

Croatian watchdog launches phase II probe into United Group-Tele2 deal

Croatia’s competition watchdog, the AZTN, has begun a Phase II investigation into Tele2’s sale of its local operation to United Group, the Serbia-based service provider that operates services across multiple countries in the western Balkans.  Tele2 said it would continue to support United Group in its dialogue with the Croatian Competition Agency to obtain clearance. […]

Tele2 sees TV base decline

Nordic service provider Tele2 saw its Swedish digital TV base decline by 9,000 in the quarter to September, a similar slide to that reported for the same period last year. The company added 1,000 cable and fibre TV customers, but saw its digital-terrestrial base decline by 10,000. Tele2 added 11,000 fixed broadband and 34,000 mobile […]

Tele2 loses international chief as it focuses on home market

Tele2 international chief Guillaume van Gaver is to leave the company as the operator refocuses on the Swedish and Baltic markets following its withdrawal from activities further afield. Tele2 said that Van Gaver, VP of international markets, will leave the company on September 15. Following his departure, Petras Masiulis, CEO of Tele2 Baltics, will assume […]

Tele2 sees TV numbers drop as DTT declines

Swedish telco Tele2, owner of the Com Hem cable network and former Boxer digital-terrestrial TV service, lost a net 7,000 TV customers in the quarter to June, with 2,000 cable and fibre network gains partially offsetting the loss of 7,000 DTT subscribers. Tele2 had 1.041 million TV customers at the end of June, down 3% […]

‘Faster than planned’ Com Hem integration boosts Tele2

Tele2 is set to continue its Swedish focus, following the “faster than planned” integration of Com Hem. Cable operator Com Hem was acquired by the Swedish telco in November 2018 in a deal that valued the former at SEK 26.0 billion (€2.65 billion). In the past quarter, Tele2 has also withdrawn much of its interest […]

NENT Group and Tele2 expand distribution agreement in Sweden

Nordic Entertainment (NENT) and Tele2 have announced the expansion of their distribution agreement. This expansion will see NENT’s Viasat premium pay-TV channels will be available to customers of Tele2’s Boxer brand, while its TV3 and TV8 channels will be included in more of the basic TV packages offered by Tele2’s Com Hem brand.  The channels […]

United Group enters Croatian market with Tele2 acqusition

Serbia-based multi-play operator United Group, which is active across multiple Western Balkans markets, is to acquire Tele2’s Croatian business, taking the group into the Croatian market for the first time. Tele2 said it was selling its Croatian business to United Group for an enterprise value of €220 million. The Swedish group said that the maove […]

Tele2 Netherlands’ James to quit

Jon James, executive VP and former CEO of Tele2 Netherlands – and former Com Hem executive – is to leave the company at the end of June. Following the merger of Tele2 and T-Mobile in the Netherlands, announced on January 2nd2019, Jon James, Executive Vice President and former CEO Tele2 Netherlands, will officially leave Tele2 […]

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