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Telenor Broadcast sees revenues slide as Canal Digital losses hit home

Nordic telco Telenor’s broadcast division saw its revenues slide by 4% in the second quarter, with pay TV service Canal Digital losing 12,000 customers, double the number of quarterly losses than for the same period last year. Canal Digital turned in revenues of NOK1.057 billion for the quarter, down from NOK1.134 billion. A solid performance […]

Canal Digital continues slow decline

Telenor-owned pay TV service Canal Digital continued its long decline in subscriber numbers in the quarter to March, losing 16,000. Customers over the period. Over the year to March, the pay TV service lost a total of 46,000 customers. Canal Digital’s losses led Telenor’s Broadcast unit to a drop in revenues and EBITDA. Telenor said […]

Nordic operators add new sports service to TV offerings

Telia and Telenor have added new linear TV sports channel Strive Sport TV to their programming line-ups. The channel was launched in March by Scandinavian sports streaming service Strive Sport, offering up to 10 football matches a week from Italy’s Serie A, Spain’s La Liga and North America’s Major League Soccer, including matches from LA […]

Telenor takes on Telia with $3.1bn DNA acquisition

Norwegian telco Telenor has unveiled plans to acquire a majority 54% stake in Finland’s DNA for $3.1 billion. The move is widely interpreted in the financial media as a bid to rival Swedish counterpart Telia dominance in the Nordic region. Although the price is a bit higher than expected, DNA is an attractive broad-based business. […]

Canal Digital taps 3SS for new Android TV functionality

Telenor-owned pay TV platform Canal Digital has tapped technology outfit 3 Screen Solutions to provide additional features and functionality for its Android TV-based OnePlace service. Launched in February last year, OnePlace, which uses 3SS’s custom launcher for Android TV, is available via satellite and OTT TV to viewers in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. The […]

Canal Digital decline weighs on Telenor Broadcast performance

A strong performance by Telenor Satellite and stable numbers from digital-terrestrial transmission unit Norkring could not compensate Telenor Broadcast for an accelerating rate of loss of pay TV outfit Canal Digital’s subscribers in the fourth quarter, according to the Nordic telco. Canal Digital lost 13,000 customers in the quarter to December, over double the 6,000 […]

A tale of three telcos: Telia is best bet for Nordics, says Jefferies

Swedish telco Telia represents a better prospect for investors than its Norwegian neighbour Telenor, despite risks to the company, according to analysts from Jefferies. In a note on Scandinavian telcos, Jefferies also said that “visibility is limited” on prospects for a third player in the region, Tele2. The analysts said that Telia “has a sustainable […]

Telenor satisfied with Broadcast performance

Nordic telecom operator Telenor expressed itself satisfied with the performance of its Telenor Broadcast division in the third quarter, despite a decline in revenues as a result of currency effects and a continued slide in subscribers for its DTH TV service. Total revenues slid buy 1% to NOK1.512 billion (€160 million), with currency impacts leading […]

Viacom launches first streaming app in CEE

Viacom International Media Networks has launched its first mobile video streaming app in central and eastern Europe in partnership with Telenor. Telenor customers in Serbia will have free access to long-form content through the Nickelodeon Play VOD mobile app from today. Telenor is also set to debut Nickelodeon Play in Montenegro in October and it […]

Telenor unveils management changes as Norway chief to leave

Norway’s Telenor has announced a series of management changes following Berit Svendsen’s decision to step down as CEO of Telenor Norway and head of the group’s Scandinavia cluster. Petter Furberg has been named as the new CEO of Telenor Norway, while Kaaren Hilsen becomes CEO of Telenor Sweden and Morten Karlsen Sørby has been appointed acting […]

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