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C More shuts down kids channel, moves content online

TV4 Group-owned Nordic pay TV unit C More has shut down its C More Kids channel, migrating its kids content online, and has replaced it with C More Emotion, an advertising-free channel featuring dramas and romantic comedies.  The move will see kids content becoming available only via the C More Play on-demand service, available via […]

TV4 Group ups Wiernik

Swedish free and pay TV broadcaster TV4 Group has promoted Catherine Wiernik to programming director, general TV, taking on the role formerly held by Åsa Sjöberg.  Sjöberg was last year named as content director for the group as part of a wider reorganisation of the Swedish broadcaster’s content department that also saw Wiernik named as […]

Swedish TV executives call for net neutrality to be upheld

Top Swedish TV executives from TV4 Group, SVT, MTG and SBS Discovery Media have written to the government calling for net neutrality to be protected. The letter says that in light of possible legislation from the European Commission, it is particularly important that Sweden calls for regulation that prohibits web discrimination for legal content. It […]

TV4’s Beck-Friis named as Bonnier’s digital chief

Swedish free and pay TV broadcaster’s TV4 Group’s vice-president, Cecilia Beck-Friis, has been given an expanded role as chief digital officer for parent company Bonnier’s broadcasting activities. In her new role, Beck-Friis will take charge of digital activities spanning TV4 Group, C More Entertainment, Finland’s MTV and Nyhetsbolaget. She will be in charge of business […]

Sweden’s TV4 recruits digital content chief

Swedish free and pay TV broadcaster TV4 Group has hired Anna Rastner as head of digital programmes. She joins from Stockholm based newspaper and publishing group Mittmedia. At TV4 she will develop the broadcaster’s digital platforms and the content on these services. Rastner joins TV4 in November and be tasked with using TV4’s content and […]

TV4 names new programming chief

Swedish free and pay TV broadcaster TV4 Group has promoted director of programmes for general TV Åsa Sjöberg to director of content for the group, with overall responsibility for programming in all channels and across all platforms. Sjöberg’s appointment, effective from October 1, will kick off a wider reorganisation of TV4’s content department, which will […]

TV4 Group names head of new business

Sweden’s TV4 Group has named Carola Lundell as head of new business, effective from August 25. Lundell will be charged to identifying and driving new business initiatives and will report to Cecilia Beck-Friis, the company’s vice-president and head of business development. She was previously head of digital channels at the Swedish Cooperative Union and has […]

Finland’s MTV chooses Ericsson for playout

Bonner Group-owned Finnish broadcaster MTV has hired Ericsson to provide broadcast and media services including media management and playout for the next five years. Ericsson will provide these services to both MTV and other local and international customers from a purpose-built media hub in Helsinki. Ericsson has provided broadcast and media services to TV4 Group, […]

TV4 names news project manager with digital experience

Swedish free and pay TV broadcaster TV4 Group has named Alexandra Forslund as project manager for news.  Forslund, who previously worked for news site, and has also worked for newspapers Aftonbladet and Norrköping, will join TV4 in the autumn. News programming director Viveka Hansson said Forslund had many years of experience in digital development […]

New chief executive for C More

TV4 Group-owned Swedish pay TV channel provider C More has named former Modern Times Group and SBS executive Manfred Aronsson as its new CEO. Aronsson, who will take over at C More on August 18, replaces Johan Kleberg, whol is taking a role within the Bonnier Group that controls TV4, as CEO of book retailer […]