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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 […]

United Group gets green light for Tele2 acquisition

Tele2’s planned sale of its Croatian unit to Western Balkans service provider United Group has been approved by the country’s competition watchdog. The Croatian Competition Agency has informed Tele2 of its decision following a Phase II investigation and ahead of giving formal approval for the sale. Tele2 announced the sale of its Croatian business in […]

Telia chief takes aim at streaming future as TV4 dispute reignites

Nordic telco Telia aims to is “determined that we will make sure that TV4 and C More…can be viewed by everyone” as part of its strategy to bring its TV assets from last year’s acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting to “more people”, according to CEO Christian Luiga. Speaking to analysts after Telia posted its year-end results, […]

Com Hem furious over Telia streaming rights move

Conflict between Tele2-owned Swedish cable operator Com Hem and its owner’s main rival in the market, Telia, has reignited over the terms of the latter’s auction of streaming rights to the channels of broadcaster TV4, which it owns. Com Hem has notified the European Commission’s ‘monitoring trustee’, mandated to monitor Telia’s compliance with EC conditions […]

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 […]

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