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 […]

YouSee strikes new streaming partnerships with TV2, C More

Danish telco TDC’s YouSee operation has struck a new partnership with commercial broadcaster TV2 that will see streaming service TV2 Play and the broadcaster’s new venture TV2 Sport X added to YouSee’s Bland Self combined TV and streaming offering from the start of next year. YouSee director Jacob Mortensen said: “Today we are strengthening our […]

TV2 launches TV Play on Stofa and Boxer 

Danish commercial broadcaster TV2 has entered into a strategic partnership with cable operator Stofa and its digital-terrestrial pay TV subsidiary Boxer to extend access to TV2 Play, the broadcaster’s on-demand service, to 150,000 homes.  Over the next few months, some 150,000 Boxer and Stofa households, representing an audience of about 300,000 people, will be able […]

YouSee teams up with TV2 for 4K UHD World Cup channel

Danish telco TDC’s YouSee cable arm has teamed up with national commercial broadcaster TV2 is provide 4K UHD coverage of the national team’s first fixture in the forthcoming World Cup final in Russia following its rollout of the first 4K set-tops to its base in January. The Denmark v Peru match in Saransk on June […]

TV2 Norway chief exits, Ronnnigen returns

Trygve Rønningen is returning to Norwegian commercial broadcaster TV2 to replace Trond Kvernstrøm as channel director. Rønningen began his career at the Modern Times Group-owned network, but left 16 yearsago. He has since held programme director roles at P4 and Scandinavian prodco Mastiff, and was last year appointed as MTG’s Norwegian chief. Rønningen returns to […]

UPC Hungary adds new channels from TV2

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Hungary has added two new channels to its programming line-up. The operator has added telenovela channel Izaura TV to its line-up, offering romantic series from around the world including ‘90s hit Muñeca Brava (The Wild Angel) along with La Viuda Joven (The Black Widow and Turkish series Queen of the […]

Norway’s TV2 reportedly plans cuts in restructuring move

Norwegian commercial broadcaster TV2 is reportedly planning to make record cuts of NOK350 million (US$42.7 million) over the next four years. Various local reports say “shock waves” were sent through the local industry upon the announcement, though the number of jobs lost was not clear, and TBI couldn’t reach Egmont-owned TV2 before press time this […]

Gerkens returns to Hungary to head up TV2

Dirk Gerkens will become the new head of Hungarian commercial broadcaster TV2, returning to the country he left last year amid claims he had received death threats over his company’s position on a local advertising tax. Gerkens had run RTL-owned RTL Klub for 13 years before stepping down last March. Several local reports said he […]

Danish partnership and new original for Netflix

Netflix has teamed up with Denmark’s TV2 to commission a third season of Rita, TV2’s comedy drama about a politically incorrect school teacher.  The third season of the show will be produced by SF Film Production and will be funded by a partnership between the Danish broadcaster and the US-based subscription video-on-demand provider, with further […]

Norway’s TV2 taps Monterosa for mobile interaction

Second screen technology firm Monterosa has partnered with Norwegian commercial broadcaster TV2 to deliver real-time voting for its new live talent show My Dance Crew. Viewers will be able to use a mobile app based on Monterosa’s LViS platform to cast votes over the course of the show, as an alternative option to traditional SMS […]