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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 […]

Viacom debuts Paramount+ as standalone subscription service with Telia Finland

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has launched its Paramount+ SVOD service in Finland in partnership with Telia. Paramount+ initially launched in the Nordics in 2017 as a set-top box and TV Everywhere application available to higher tier subscribers of pay TV operators. The Telia partnership marks the first time that the service will be available direct to […]

Telia to launch Finnish eSports league

Nordic telco Telia has teamed up with Finnish digital culture and events outfit Assembly to launch a new Finnish eSports league, the Telia Esports Series. The league will kick off in the spring. Telia will build and run the series in collaboration with Assembly, in which it become the major shareholder last summer. Qualifiers will […]

Get acquisition and Swedish city networks boost Telia TV numbers

Nordic telecom operator Telia’s TV base was boosted by the acquisition of Get in Norway last year, adding some 504,000 subscribers to its TV total, but the group also saw TV numbers grow in all markets except Denmark and Lithuania. In its home market of Sweden, Telia’s TV base increased to 865,000, up from 841,000 […]

TV proves bright spot in weak quarter for Telia

Nordic telco Telia missed its fourth-quarter earnings expectations thanks to weakness in its home Swedish market, but TV proved to be a bright spot in the company’s operational performance in its domestic market, with an uplift of 8.6% in its year-on-year TV numbers to 866,000, compared with flat year-on-year broadband and mobile subscriptions and a […]

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