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Telenor slows pay TV subscriber losses, increases EBITDA

Telenor-owned Nordic pay TV operator Canal Digital recorded a slowing down of its subscriber losses and solid nominal EBITDA growth for the second quarter. Canal Digital lost 2,000 subscribers over the quarter, the lowest rate of loss since the third quarter of 2008. DTH subscribers in Norway now number 492,000, down 11,000 year-on-year, while Swedish, […]

Telenor and UPC Direct to jointly offer DTH and mobile broadband

Telenor and UPC Direct have begun jointly offering a bundled offering of TV channels and mobile broadband at a discount rate. The new solution developed by telco and satellite operator Telenor and DTH platform operator UPC Direct provides customers with a selection of Telenor mobile broadband  nternet and UPC Direct satellite television bundles. Broadband speeds […]

VimpelCom shares fall after court decision

Shares in Russian service provider VimpelCom fell sharply following a ruling by a Moscow court blocking dividend payments by the operator as a result of a dispute involving the Russian Federal antitrust regulator and VimpelCom shareholder Telenor. The antitrust regulator filed a suit in April to block Telenor’s move to increase its holding in VimpelCom […]

Telenor names Aeser as new chairman

Telenor has appointed Svein Aeser as its new chairman. Aeser replaces Harald Norvik, who recently resigned over a disagreement with the Norwegian ministry of trade and industry over the sale of Telenor’s stake in the TV2 channel to Danish company Egmont earlier this year. Telenor agreed to sell its 48.2% stake in A-Pressen to Egmont […]

Telenor restructures management team

Nordic telco Telenor has named Kjell-Morten Johnsen as vice-president and head of European operations. Johnsen, who was previously managing director of Telenor Serbia, will take charge of a new regional European unit with responsibility for central European operations in Hungary, Serbia and Montenegro as well as the operations in Sweden and Denmark. Telenor Norway will […]

Canal Digital loses subs but grows ARPU

Telenor-owned Nordic pay TV operator Canal Digital lost a further 11,000 DTH customers in the first quarter in what Telenor described as a competitive market. Canal Digital had 954,000 DTH customers at the end of March, down from 986,000 a year ago, having lost subscribers in all four Nordic territories. However ARPU grew to NOK345 […]

Telenor chairman Norvik quits over TV2 sale controversy

Telenor chairman Harald Norvik has resigned over a disagreement with the Norwegian ministry of trade and industry over the sale of its stake in the TV2 channel to Danish company Egmont earlier this year. Telenor agreed to sell its 48.2% stake in A-Pressen to Egmont in January, giving the latter control of the channel. Norwegian […]

Telenor expects DTH growth from CEE telcos

There is still room for DTH growth in central and eastern Europe as telcos seek to expand the reach of their TV services, according to Telenor Satellite Broadcasting CEO Cato Halså. Speaking to Digital TV Europe, Halså said a number of markets looked promising for growth, including Ukraine, where Telenor is already involved in the […]

Canal Digital to launch ‘follow me TV’ service

Canal Digital is to launch a ‘follow me’ service on its platform later this year.  The Nordic pay TV operator plans to launch a new set-top from ADB later this year, which subscribers will be able to connect to existing HD DVR boxes from ADB and resume watching their content from where the left off […]

High TV 3D channel to launch on DTT in Italy

3D TV broadcaster High TV is developing a digital-terrestrial 3D channel for Italy, where CEO Erik Klein said 1.5 million 3D-enabled TVs were sold last year. Klein, speaking at Telenor’s press event in Oslo today, said the service would be launched with a local partner and would be delivered using the DVB-T2 standard, which Italy […]