Telia taps Kirkby as CEO

Swedish Telco Telia has announced the appointment of Allison Kirkby as president and CEO. Kirkby (pictured) will replace outgoing CEO Johan Dennelind, who will take up the mantle of CEO at Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, better known as Du. Dennelind will depart in February 2020, with Christian Luiga as acting president and CEO until Kirkby […]

Telia changes chair amid TV refocus

Swedish Telia Group wants to replace chairwoman Marie Ehling with media and telco exec Lars-Johan Jarnheimer as it looks to expand in TV. Jarnheimer is the chairman of publishing group Egmont Media and a former member of the boards of mobile operator Millicom and former television broadcasting group MTG. He is set to replace Ehrling, […]

Du taps Telia’s Dennelind for CEO 

Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, better known as Du, has announced the appointment of Johan Dennelind as chief executive, replacing Osman Sultan  Sultan held the position for almost 14 years. Dennelind, who will take up the mantle in 2020, joins from Swedish telco Telia where he acted as CEO for six years. He announced his departure […]

Telia ‘offers concessions’ to secure green light for Bonnier acquisition

Telia is reportedly offering to give rival service providers access to its free-to-air and basic pay TV channels at fair and reasonable rates to secure EU approval for its acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting. According to Reuters, citing an EU document it has seen, Telia has offered to give TV service providers in Sweden and Finland […]

Telia Denmark chief to quit

Telia Denmark CEO Morten Bentzen is to leave the company at the end of this month. Thomas Kjærsgaard, who heads Telia Denmark’s enterprise unit, will take on the role in the interim until a new CEO is in place. Bentzen joined Telia in 2004 and took on the position of CEO at Telia Denmark in […]

Telia CEO Johan Dennelind to step down in 2020

Johan Dennelind, boss of Swedish telco Telia, has announced his planned departure from his role after six years. As per his contract, Dennelind will serve his 12-month notice period. The company has said that the search for a new CEO will start immediately. During his time at the helm of Telia, Dennelind repositioned the company […]

Telia Norway to cut headcount following Get acquisition

Telia Norway, the Norwegian arm of the pan-Nordic telecom operator that includes formerly Telenor-owned cable operator Get, has put a new organisational structure in place with the loss of about 10% of its headcount. Telia said that the reduction in staffing would affect both employees and external consultants that that a significant part of the […]

European Commission launches investigation into Telia-Bonnier acquisition

Following the announcement of Telia Company’s proposed acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting in March, the the European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation. In a statement, the Commission said that it “is concerned that the merged entity may shut out competitors from the audio-visual sector in Finland and Sweden”. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition […]

Nordic operators add new sports service to TV offerings

Telia and Telenor have added new linear TV sports channel Strive Sport TV to their programming line-ups. The channel was launched in March by Scandinavian sports streaming service Strive Sport, offering up to 10 football matches a week from Italy’s Serie A, Spain’s La Liga and North America’s Major League Soccer, including matches from LA […]

Telia defends TV4 acquisition amid controversy over state ownership

Nordic telco Telia’s management have defended the company’s planned acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting, owner of leading commercial TV broadcaster TV4 and pay TV group C More, amid controversy over whether the state should continue to have a one third share in a company that controls a major commercial media group. Addressing the controversy over the […]

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