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A tale of three telcos: Telia is best bet for Nordics, says Jefferies

Swedish telco Telia represents a better prospect for investors than its Norwegian neighbour Telenor, despite risks to the company, according to analysts from Jefferies. In a note on Scandinavian telcos, Jefferies also said that “visibility is limited” on prospects for a third player in the region, Tele2. The analysts said that Telia “has a sustainable […]

Telia Estonia taps Ateme for OTT TV

Telia Estonia has tapped Ateme to provide the technology for its new OTT TV service. Telia Estonia will use Ateme’s Titan technology to compress and package its OTT offering, enabling it to extend the reach of HD services throughout the country. According to Ateme, its Stream algorithms will enable Telia to extend the reach of […]

Telia names Norway CEO ahead of Get acquisition

Abraham Foss, currently the CEO of Telia Norway, will take charge of Telia’s enlarged Norwegian operation when its acquisition of cable operator Get is completed in the first quarter of next year. Foss, who took up his current post in 2015, will take over management of Get from current CEO Gunnar Evensen, who has decided […]

HBO launches in Baltic states on Telia platforms

HBO is launching on Telia’s platforms and Latvia’s LMT network in the Baltic states. In Latvia, HBO will be available on Telia-backed telco Lattelcom’s network and on Lattelecom and Telia-backed mobile operator LMT’s network. The launch will bring content including Game of Thrones, Big Little Lies, Westworld and True Detective to Latvian subscribers, with most […]

Telia Lithuania begins shutdown of DTT following LTE 4G TV launch

Telia Lithuania has begun shutting down its digital-terrestrial pay TV offering, which has seen a fall-off in usage in favour of IPTV in recent years. Telia said that its Smart TV offering, which is available over its fixed network and – since June – via its LTE 4G network, was now available to 99% of […]

Telia to acquire Bonnier Broadcasting

Nordic telecom operator Telia has struck a deal to take control of Bonnier Broadcasting, owner of Swedish commercial broadcaster TV4 and Nordic pay TV channel provider C More for SEK9.2 billion (€890 million). Telia said the move was in line with the strategy adopted by the Board in 2014 to create a new Telia Company […]

TDC to sell Norwegian business to Telia for €2.2bn

Danish telco TDC has agreed to sell its Norwegian business to Sweden’s Telia for NOK21 billion (€2.2 billion). TDC is selling cable operator Get and telecom subsidiary TDC Norway to Telia, leaving the Danish company to focus on its domestic operation. Telia said that the agreement would position it as a strong challenger in mobile, […]

Telia in talks to buy Bonnier Broadcasting

Sweden-headquartered telco Telia has confirmed reports that it is in talks to buy Bonnier’s broadcasting business. In a statement Telia flagged its interest in the content space. A successful bid for Bonnier Broadcasting – a major TV player in the Nordic region –would put it in charge of brands including TV4, C More and Finnish […]

TV4, Discovery, MTG and Telia team up in targeted ad initiative

Telia, TV4 Group, Discovery Networks and Modern Times Group (MTG) have teamed up to launch a new targeted advertising initiative in Sweden. The three broadcast groups have teamed up with Telia to provide dynamic advertising insertion on the Telia Play service, delivering localised advertising to individual subscribers based on the screen used and the location […]

Latvian government to respond as Telia warns it could sell up

Latvian prime minister Māris Kučinskis has said he will respond by November to Nordic telco Telia’s threat to sell its stakes in mobile operator LMT and fixed-line telco Lattelecom if the Latvian government blocks the planned merger of the pair. Telia has promoted the combination of the fixed and mobile companies in order to drive convergence […]

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