Otrum chooses WISI headend gear

Telenor-backed Norwegian hospitality industry specialist Otrum has struck a technology sales agreement with German cable TV technology specialist WISI whereby Otrum has integrated WISI’s Chameleon, Tangram and compact OH headends into its set of offerings.  Otrum provides internet, digital signage, movies and linear TV delivery for hotels via its own sales networks in EMEA and, […]

Canal Digital decline continues for Telenor

Telenor’s Canal Digital satellite pay TV unit saw its subscriber base decline further in the first quarter, contributing to lower revenues of NOK1.128 billion (€137 million) from the unit, down from NOK1.151 million at the end of December.  Canal Digital had 920,000 customers at the end of the quarter, down 9,000 on December. Telenor’s fixed […]

Telenor Broadcast sells Conax to Kudelski

Telenor Broadcast has agreed to sell its Conax conditional access unit to Nagra-owner Kudelski for NOK1.509 billion (€180 million). Telenor said the sale is in line with its strategy of focusing on core activities going forwards. Conax has about 380 customers worldwide an its technology secures services for around 140 million pay TV customers in […]

Telenor records TV gains

Norwegian operator Telenor reported improved TV numbers in its Q4 and full year 2013 figures, as it logged record EBITDA of NOK36 billion (€4.3 billion) for the year. In its home market, Telenor added 2,000 TV subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2013, rounding out the year with 527,000 TV customers compared to 524,000 in […]

Telenor calls time on Neterra agreement

Telenor Satellite Broadcasting has terminated its agreement with Bulgarian broadcast services provider Neterra to provide a white label DTH platform to offer pay TV services in Bulgaria. Telenor’s satellite arm said that the project was not progressing according to its expectations and that it had therefore terminated the contract. Telenor Satellite Broadasting and Neterra signed […]

Revenue boost compensates subscriber loss for Canal Digital

Improved ARPU helped boost Telenor’s Canal Digital pay TV arm during the third quarter despite a net loss in subscriber numbers.  Revenues from Canal Digital grew to NOK1.146 billion (€142 million), up from NOK1.109 billion, while satellite broadcasting revenues were essentially flat year-on-year at NOK241 million. Canal Digital lost 3,000 TV subscribers over the quarter, […]

Telenor moves for Tele2′s Swedish broadband and TV operation

Norwegian operator Telenor is moving to consolidate its position in the Swedish broadband and television services sector with the acquisition of Tele2 Sweden’s fibre and cable business for SEK775 million (€88 million). Tele2 has some 370,000 households connected with fibre and cable, including 125,000 fixed broadband customers, 75,000 digital TV customers and 220,000 cable TV […]

Telenor Broadcast turns in solid results

Telenor-owned DTH operator Canal Digital lost 3,000 subscribers in the second quarter to end June with 934,000 customers, down from 952,000 year-on-year. However, revenues at Canal Digital grew by 1% from NOK1.109 billion (€141 million) to NOK1.119 billion for the quarter, thanks to higher ARPU. Telenor Broadcast overall – including Telenor Satellite, conditional access provider […]

Telenor acquires Bulgarian mobile operator Globul

Nordic telco Telenor is moving into Bulgaria after agreeing to buy Greek telecoms operator OTE’s Bulgarian unit, Globul, for €717 million on a cash and debt-free basis. The deal also includes telecom retailer Germanos Bulgaria, which is operationally integrated with Globul, and marks Telenor’s latest move in the Central and Eastern Europe market, where it […]

Neterra and Telenor sign Bulgarian DTH deal

Bulgarian-based telco Neterra has signed a deal with Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc) to launch a new white-label DTH platform called W1 that will offer pay TV services in the country. Neterra has contracted two transponders on TSBc’s Thor 6 satellite, located at the 1˚West position, targeted at central and Eastern Europe, and will use the […]