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Tele2 pulls financial guidance as coronavirus and TV decline takes toll

Nordic telco and cable operator Tele2 has withdrawn its financial guidance for the year and postponed a planned share dividend after admitting that it would be unlikely to achieve revenue growth, leading to a sharp fall in the company’s stock price. Tele2, which provides fixed and mobile services and TV in the Nordic and Baltic […]

Telia names new Finnish CEO

Nordic service provider Telia has appointed Heli Partanen as the CEO of Telia Finland starting on April 15. Partanen is currently responsible for Telia’s consumer business in Finland and has since November 2019 been acting vice CEO and head of daily operations of Telia Finland. In her new role she will also be a member […]

Nordic Entertainment extends deal with Com Hem

Sweden-based free and pay TV company Nordic Entertainment (NENT) and Tele2-owned cable operator Com Hem have extended their distribution agreement. The deal makes NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service and Viasat pay TV channels available to a wider range of Com Hem and Boxer customers.From this month, access to Viaplay’s film and series package will be […]

Champions League Nordic rights tender to go ahead

Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Uefa has confirmed that the tender process for the Champions League rights in the Nordics will go ahead as scheduled. The deadline of March 31 for the 2021-24 rights cycle was still upheld, with bidding being managed by Uefa’s rights sales agency Team Marketing. The agency issued separate tenders in […]

Telia takes Coronavirus hit through exposure to free TV market

While the majority of telcos are weathering the Coronavirus storm well relative to other sectors, Nordic telco Telia’s recent acquisition of TV4-owner Bonnier Broadcasting and its consequent exposure to the advertising market and the cancellation of sports events has forced an admission that it will not make its financial guidance goals this year. Telia said […]

Telia loses Eurosport channels in Nordics amid Discovery standoff

Telia has dropped Eurosport’s channels after the Nordic operator failed to reach a new carriage deal with broadcaster Discovery. Viewers in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden saw the Eurosport channels disappear on the morning of March 3 at the expiration of the current carriage deal. As reported by Sport Business, the operator said that it […]

EU monitor orders Telia to revise streaming auction after Tele2 complaint

Swedish telco Tele2’s appeal to the EU monitoring trustee over the terms of rival Telia’s auctioning of TV streaming rights had been successful, producing an instruction to Telia to change the terms of the rights auction. Tele2, owner of Swedish cable operator Com Hem, had complained that Telia’s auctioning of streaming rights to the channels […]

Tele2 takes aim at streaming future with Comhem Play+

Tele2 has launched its new standalone streaming service, Comhem Play+, to compete with Sweden’s already crowded field of SVOD offerings including Viaplay and Netflix. In a note accompanying the company’s Q4 earnings, CEO Anders Nilsson said that the new service would build on the company’s existing role as a video content aggregator and enable it […]

Telia chief takes aim at streaming future as TV4 dispute reignites

Nordic telco Telia aims to is “determined that we will make sure that TV4 and C More…can be viewed by everyone” as part of its strategy to bring its TV assets from last year’s acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting to “more people”, according to CEO Christian Luiga. Speaking to analysts after Telia posted its year-end results, […]

Com Hem furious over Telia streaming rights move

Conflict between Tele2-owned Swedish cable operator Com Hem and its owner’s main rival in the market, Telia, has reignited over the terms of the latter’s auction of streaming rights to the channels of broadcaster TV4, which it owns. Com Hem has notified the European Commission’s ‘monitoring trustee’, mandated to monitor Telia’s compliance with EC conditions […]