MTG strikes new deal with Telenor

Modern Times Group (MTG) has agreed a new multi-year agreement for the distribution of its TV channels on Telenor’s networks in the Nordic region. The extended and expanded agreement covers the distribution of MTG’s free-TV channels on Telenor’s cable, satellite and IPTV networks in Sweden and Norway, and satellite platform in Denmark. MTG will also […]

Mixed results for Telenor Broadcast

Currency movements and price increases at Canal Digital helped lift Telenor Broadcast’s revenue and operating profit for the fourth quarter of last year, with the unit’s revenues growing from NOK1.55 billion (€160 million) to NOK1.6 billion for the period and operating profit rising from NOK310 million to NOK336 million. Full year revenues fell however, dropping […]

Canal Digital agrees channels deal with Turner

Nordic pay TV platform Canal Digital has agreed a new carriage deal for Turner’s channels. The deal gives Canal Digital continued carriage of the CNN, TNT, Cartoon Network and Boomerang, Canal Digital services. The new agreement also covers a swathe of archive and fresh content from the Turner channels that the pay TV platform can […]

The QYou enters Nordic market with Canal Digital Kabel

The QYou, the Ireland based linear service that aims to bring the ‘best of the web’ to pay TV, has launched in the Nordic market for the first time with Telenor-owned Norwegian cable network Canal Digital Kabel. The deal will extend The QYou’s reach beyond its current base of five million homes across 30 countries […]

Norkring gains Finnish DTT licence

The Finnish government has granted a licence to Telenor-owned transmission services provider Norkring to operate a digital-terrestrial network in the country. The government has awarded licences to operate digital-terrestrial services for the period 2017-27, adding Norkring to a group that includes Anvia, DNA Welho and Digita. Norkring, which is the biggest provider of terrestrial digital […]

Telenor restructures management team

Telenor has made a series of changes to its executive management team, with the creation of new markets and technology functions. The Nordic telco has named Ruza Sabanovic as executive vice-president and chief technology officer, Vivek Sood as EVP and chief marketing officer, Wenche Agerup as EVP and chief corporate affairs officer and Jon Gravråk as […]

Telenor to divest VimpelCom stake

Telenor Group has announced its intention to divest all its shares in Russian operator VimpelCom, where the company has an economic stake of 33%. Telenor Group will now fully focus on creating value in core operations. Telenor said that VimpelCom has gradually contributed less to the value of the group, and the value of Telenor’s […]

Telenor slows DTH decline

The rate of decline of Telenor’s DTH TV base continued to slow in the second quarter. Telenor reported 902,000 customers for its Canal Digital DTH operation at the end of June, down 3,000 quarter-on-quarter and down from 915,000 at the same time last year. DTH ARPU grew 1% year-on-year to NOK371 (€41.65). Telenor Broadcast, of […]

Management team announced for Nordic telcos’ Danish JV

Nordic telcos Telenor and TeliaSonera have named Hilde Tonne, Telenor’s head of group industrial development, as the CEO of their new joint venture in Denmark. Telia Denmark CEO Søren Abildgaard and chief financial officer Dennis Kilian have been named respectively as deputy CEO and CFO of the Danish outfit. The trio will take up their […]

Telenor’s Thor 7 satellite now ready to broadcast

Telenor Satellite Broadcasting’s recently launched Thor 7 satellite has now reached its final orbital location and is ready for commercial operation. The satellite, which will provide growth capacity for broadcast and TV services in Europe – specifically in Central and Eastern Europe – completed its in-orbit testing and moved to its designated 1°West location, having […]

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