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NENT in staff cutting plan, writes off free TV content

Free and pay TV provider Nordic Entertainment (NENT) has unveiled plans to make annual savings of SEK250 million (€24 million) from cutting back staff and enable continued investment in its Viaplay streaming offering. The group will also report a one-off charge of approximately SEK700 million for this quarter comprising redundancy costs and the write-down of free […]

ADB selects MediaTek for STB chipset

TV and broadband solutions provider ADB has chosen MediaTek to provide chipsets for its latest satellite STB platform.  ADB, which deploys its products with major operators in Europe and Australia, creates a range of products such as set-top boxes and broadband software.  It says that the 4K-supporting MediaTek chipset is “ideally suited to the growing […]

NENT Group and Telenor extend distribution deal

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) and Telenor have extended their distribution agreement.  The agreement covers Telenor’s fixed line and satellite TV offerings, along with NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service, free TV channels and Viasat pay TV channels offered to Telenor customers, which currently sits at over 1.7 million in the Nordic region.  The fixed line […]

Telenor names DNA CEO as head of new Nordic cluster

Telenor has named Jukka Leinonen, the CEO of Finnish cable and telecom operator DNA, as head of its new Nordic cluster following its acquisition of the Finnish company earlier this year. Leinonen will be part of Telenor’s Group Executive Management and assume the role of chair of Telenor Sweden and Telenor Denmark, in addition to […]

NENT Group and Telenor Group announce merger of Viasat and Canal Digital

NENT Group and Telenor Group have announced an agreement to combine the former’s Viasat Consumer with the latter’s Canal Digital. Viasat Consumer is NENT’s satellite pay TV and broadband TV operations, while Canal Digital is Telenor’s satellite pay TV offer. In a statement, the companies describe the rationale behind the consolidation as providing “a simpler […]

Telenor taking full control of DNA, unveils ‘Nordic cluster’ plan

Telenor now owns a 95% stake in Finnish cable and telecom operator DNA after launching a mandatory tender offer for the shares in the company it does not already own, and has unveiled plans to create a new ‘Nordic cluster’ within the group with new management. Telenor’s launch of a mandatory offer follows its acquisition […]

Telenor taps ADB for graphyne2

Telenor is deploying set-top and software specialist ADB’s graphyne2 pay TV system to subscribers connected to Telenor’s Cable and IP network. ADB’s graphyne2 solution includes an ADB designed Service Delivery Platform and client software, enabling Telenor to provide its services through a single back-end to all users’ devices including set-top boxes, tablets, smartphones, Apple TV, PCs […]

Telenor completes acquisition of majority stake in DNA

Telenor has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in Finnish cable and telecom operator DNA. The Norwegian telco has acquired a 54% stake in DNA for a total of €1.5 billion following approval of the deal by DNA shareholders and a regulatory green light. The company will be consolidated in Telenor’s accounts from today. […]

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 […]

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