Telia Finland taps Teleste for video delivery

Telia Finland has turned to technology provider Teleste for a Converged Interconnect Network (CIN) for video delivery and diverse services. Teleste said that Telia’s deployment of a distributed access architecture enables the use of separate video and broadband cores, offering improved flexibility and redundancy for operators having rigorous QoS standards. Telia Finland has harnessed Teleste’s […]

Latvia’s Tet eyes streaming white label market following Telia Latvija acquisition

Latvian network operator and technology company Tet has outlined plans to target the media services, streaming and OTT solutions market following its acquisition earlier this of Telia Latvija. Tet acquired 100% control of IT and media solutions provider Telia Latvija in June. Former parent Telia remains a 49.9% shareholder of Tet, with the Latvian government […]

Telia sees digital ad growth but SVOD numbers hit by competition

Nordic telco Telia saw strong growth in digital advertising from its TV business in the first quarter but was hit by a decline in Swedish SVOD subscribers. The company’s extensive TV and Media unit saw ad revenue grow by 11%. Digital advertising grew by 26% and delivering one third of the overall growth, despite what […]

Telia top line boosted by TV and media

Telia’s TV and media business, alongside service revenue in Sweden and the Baltic states helped boost the company’s fourth quarter performance, with overall service revenue rising by 3%. CEO Alison Kirkby said that TV and media had continued to grow in the quarter, with access to C More pay TV content now 14% higher than […]

European telco sector set for resurgence, says Jefferies

The European telecom sector looks set for resurgence in 2022 amid top-line growth, potential consolidation and an improved regulatory environment that values incentives to invest over an exclusive focus on end-user pricing and competition, according to analysts at Jefferies. Jefferies’ analysts said they were “looking with confidence” at the sector over the coming year in […]

Telia announces HBO Max distribution

Nordic pay TV operator Telia has announced a distribution deal with WarnerMedia for HBO Max. The premium streamer will launch in Europe at the end of the month, and Telia has confirmed that existing HBO Nordic accounts set up via its platform will be replaced by HBO Max. While it will omit the day-and-date theatrical […]

Telia launches combined entertainment and 5G+ offering

Nordic telecom operator Telia has launched a new entertainment offering that brings together Netflix, C More and 5G+ mobile connectivity with unlimited data. Telia said that the offering was designed to enable customers to watch movies, series, and entertainment regardless of where they spent their time in the summer. The new service, launched on June […]

Strong TV and media performance lifts Telia

Sweden-based service provider Telia has posted solid first-quarter results, with a strong performance from its sizeable TV and media arm. The TV and media unit posted revenue growth of 3%, with pay TV up 10% and advertising-supported free TV down 1%. Combined with a 3% reduction in operating costs, the numbers added up to a […]

Tele2 sees TV base and revenues decline

Swedish service provider Tele2 saw its domestic TV revenues and subscriber base decline in the course of the first quarter despite progress in migrating customer to fixed-mobile convergence offerings. Swedish digital TV end-user service revenue declined by 8%, which the company attributed to lower digital-terrestrial subs and lower revenue from premium sports packages. The company […]

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