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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 […]

Telenor’s Canal Digital continues long, slow decline

Telenor’s Canal Digital pay TV outfit continued its long, slow decline in the second quarter. Canal Digital lost 6,000 subscribers in the three months to June, compared with a loss of 4,000 for the same quarter last year. The company now has 816,000 customers, down from 851,000 at the same point last year. Canal Digital […]

Viacom unveils mobile distribution pact For Paramount+ With Telenor

Viacom has secured a mobile distribution deal for Paramount+ with Telenor. The agreement makes the new video streaming product available as a premium service in Sweden as part of the ‘Telenor Stream Film och Serier’ streaming service. The deal is the first that Viacom has signed to make Paramount+ available to mobile subscribers, after its […]

Telenor taps Agama for quality assurance on cable

Norwegian telecom operator Telenor has tapped Agama Technologies to provide video quality assurance through the deployment of its probes on its cable network. Telenor is also using Agama Scale, the technology outfit’s analytics and assurance platform. Telenor is using Agama to implement analytics and video monitoring from the headend through to the end customer on […]

Intelsat strikes new deal with Telenor for 1° West

Satellite operators Intelsat and Telenor Satellite have agreed to extend their partnership at the 1° West orbital slot. Intelsat has taken additional capacity on the Thor 5 and Thor 7 satellites, providing it with space to grow its DTH business in central and eastern Europe. Intelsat said that the agreement would enable it to support […]

Canal Digital grows revenues and profit but loses more subs

Norwegian telco Telenor’s pay TV unit Canal Digital turned in increased revenues and profits for the first quarter of the year, although the outfit continued to lose subscribers. Canal Digital posted revenues of NOK1.134 billion (€118 million) for the quarter, up from NOK1.099 billion for the same period in 2017. Canal Digital’s EBITDA increased from […]

Telenor sells CEE operations to O2 and Nova Group owner PPF

Telenor has agreed to sell its central and eastern European assets to private equity outfit PPF Group for €2.8 billion in a move that will see the Norwegian telco exit its wholly-owned mobile operations in Hungary, Bulgaria, Montenegro and Serbia. PPF owns multi-play provider 02 Czech Republic, which it acquired from Telefónica in 2013, but […]

Telenor and TV4 strike last-minute carriage deal

Telenor and Swedish broadcaster TV4 Group have struck a last minute agreement over carriage terms for the latter’s channels on the Canal Digital platform. The pair had been locked in one of the carriage terms dispute that are becoming an increasingly common feature of the pay TV landscape as broadcasters seek to gain additional revenues […]

Bonnier Broadcasting signs deal with Telenor for Sport Channel

Bonnier Broadcasting-owned Swedish pay TV channel provider C More’s recently launched Sport Channel is now available on Telenor’s Canal Digital platform and Bredbandsbolaget network in Sweden. The agreement with Telenor means that the service is available on all major pay TV platforms in the country, with a reach of about 1.5 million households. Johan Cederqvist, […]

Telenor Broadcast hit by analogue radio shut-down

Telenor Broadcast’s top-line for the third quarter was hit by the shutting down of FM broadcasting in Norway and the impact of the conversion of a wholesale contract for satellite capacity that was converged into a financial lease in the second quarter. In January, Norway became the first country to shut down national analogue radio […]