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 […]

CBS signs deal with TV2, ProSiebenSat.1

CBS Studios International has widened the terms of its programming deal with TV2, which will give the Norwegian free-to-air broadcaster new CBS series including Madam Secretary. The political drama recently bowed on CBS in the US, winning 13.8 million viewers. Other new series covered by the volume deal include Scorpion. It will also have new […]

ProSiebenSat.1 completes sale of Hungarian channels

ProSiebenSat.1 has completed the sale of its Hungarian channels to their management. The deal, announced in December, will see the management of TV2, FEM 3 PRO 4 and Super TV2 take over ownership of the channels. The move is in line with ProSiebenSat.1’s strategy of withdrawing from eastern European TV and radio, following the sale […]

Norway’s TV2 signs second-screen deal with Monterosa

Norwegian commercial broadcaster TV2 has signed a 12-month app deal with second-screen platform provider Monterosa. Under the agreement, TV2 has licensed Monterosa’s LViS Studio platform to create and monetise second-screen apps across devices and social platforms and integrate them with TV graphics. TV2 firm said it will deploy these across a range of shows – […]

TV2 chooses Agama for quality assurance

Norwegian broadcaster TV2 has chosen quality assurance specialist Agama Technologies to to provide service quality assurance across its headend and distribution network. TV 2 has selected Agama to provide a solution for continuous real-time monitoring of its complete channel lineup, detecting issues from transport stream problems to encoding and service configuration issues, according to Agama. […]

Telenor chairman Norvik quits over TV2 sale controversy

Telenor chairman Harald Norvik has resigned over a disagreement with the Norwegian ministry of trade and industry over the sale of its stake in the TV2 channel to Danish company Egmont earlier this year. Telenor agreed to sell its 48.2% stake in A-Pressen to Egmont in January, giving the latter control of the channel. Norwegian […]

Egmont takes overall control of TV2

Danish media company Egmont International has acquired the remaining 50% stake in Norwegian commercial broadcaster TV2. The company already owns half of TV2 and has bought the 50% it does not own from A-pressen for NOK2.1 billion (€275 million). This is part of Egmont’s strategy to move further into the television business; the publishing company […]

YouSee reveals plans as TV2 set to become pay TV service

Danish cable operator YouSee, part of telecom provider TDC, is to continue offering TV2 as part of its basic package when the channel becomes a pay TV service next year. TV2’s move to a pay TV service follows a decision by the Danish parliament on funding for the publicly-owned service. YouSee and other distributors will […]

TV2 goes tapeless with Nativ

Content services company Nativ is helping Danish broadcaster TV2’s ingestion process go completely tapeless. TV2 has rolled out the latest version of Nativ’s MioEveryhwere content delivery platform across all of its channels. Nativ said MioEverywhere has enabled TV2 to streamline processes, lower operating costs and improve reporting by automating and digitizing its broadcast ingest workflow. […]