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Telekom ‘surprised’ by EC objections to Tele2 merger

Deutsche Telekom has expressed surprise after the European Commission addressed a statement of objections to its proposed Dutch merger with Tele2 as part of its ongoing in-depth investigation into the deal. In its preliminary analysis the Commission raised competition concerns about the effect of the merger on the mobile retail market, notably in the residential […]

Vivid Red HD arrives on Tele2

Adult entertainment specialist Vivid Entertainment has added its Vivid Red HD channel to Dutch service provider Tele2’s TV line-up. Vivid Red HD, which features content from studio partners Kink, Tushy and Vixen as well as home produced content from Girlsway and Pure Taboo. On Tele2, the channel will be part of the operator’s premium package […]

Telia to acquire Bonnier Broadcasting

Nordic telecom operator Telia has struck a deal to take control of Bonnier Broadcasting, owner of Swedish commercial broadcaster TV4 and Nordic pay TV channel provider C More for SEK9.2 billion (€890 million). Telia said the move was in line with the strategy adopted by the Board in 2014 to create a new Telia Company […]

Kinnevik CFO quits MTG board ahead of shares distribution

Kinnevik chief financial officer Joakim Andersson has resigned from Modern Times Group’s board of directors following Kinnevik’s decision to distribute all of its shares in the media group to its shareholders. Andersson was appointed to the MTG Board of Directors in 2015. He was also a member of MTG’s audit committee and chairman of MTG’s […]

Com Hem expects box-less TV to be main service in future

Com Hem expects the box-less TV offering it launched earlier this year to become its main TV service in the future as consumer habits change, while its Android-based TV Hub service is now being sold by both its Com Hem and Boxer brands, according to CEO Anders Nilsson. In comments accompanying the Swedish cable and […]

Kinnevik to distribute MTG shares to secure Tele2-Com Hem merger

Swedish conglomerate Kinnevik’s board has resolved to propose the distribution of all the company’s shares in Modern Times Group (MTG) to its shareholders, following a reclassification of Kinnevik’s MTG class A shares into MTG class B shares. The board intends to present the proposal at an EGM of shareholders during the third quarter. The move […]

Sweden’s Tele2 to buy cable operator Com Hem

Swedish telco Tele2 has agreed to buy local cable operator Com Hem in a merger agreement that will establish Tele2 as a major integrated mobile and fixed line operator in Sweden. Tele2 will absorb Com Hem in a deal that was described by the firms as a “natural next step for both companies”. The agreement […]

Tele2 Estonia teams up with Viasat for TV and internet service

Mobile operator Tele2 Estonia has teamed up with pay TV outfit Viasat to launch a joint TV and internet offering across the country. Tele2 and Viasat will offer two combination packages. A Silver package for €25 a month will include unlimited internet with speeds of up to 30Mbps downstream and 10Mbps upstream along with 25 […]

Swedish investment firm buys 18.5% Com Hem stake

Swedish investment firm Kinnevik has bought an 18.5% stake in domestic TV, broadband and landline provider Com Hem in a SEK3.7 billion (€384 million) deal. Kinnevik, which is also an investor in Swedish telco Tele2 and Nordic entertainment group MTG, agreed to buy 33.9 million Com Hem shares from NorCell – the indirect investment holding […]

The QYou expands in the Netherlands

Youth broadcaster The QYou is expanding its Dutch footprint after agreeing a deal with Tele2. Tele2 is adding The QYou’s linear network to its IPTV programming line-up, marking its third deal in the Netherlands following agreements with Ziggo and T-Mobile Netherlands’ OTT service Knippr. “The Netherlands is one of the most evolved markets in the […]