TV4 Play

TV4 Play launches on Samsung smart TVs

Bonnier Broadcasting-owned Swedish streaming service TV4 Play has launched a version of its app on Samsung’s smart TV platform. The TV4 Play app is now available on Samsung smart TVs from 2015 and later. The app can be downloaded from the Samsung Smarthub, enabling viewers to see a range of free-to-air programmes, series and live […]

TV4 Play passes three million milestone

Swedish broadcaster TV4 Group’s OTT on-demand service, TV4 Play, has passed the milestone of three million registered users. The broadcaster claims it is now the largest registration-based online TV service in the country. TV4 said that over 40% of the advertising-supported, free-to-use service’s base is aged between 15 and 35 and that active users watch […]

C More extends SVOD to Finland as TV4 posts growth

TV4 Group-owned C More is launching its subscription video-on-demand service in Finland as part of an expansion of a service that laid claim to be the fastest growing SVOD offering in Sweden last year. The cost of investing in its subscription video-on-demand service led to a higher than expected loss for C More last year, […]

TV4 Group names TV4 Play channel manager

Swedish free and pay TV commercial broadcaster TV4 Group has named Anton Glanzelius as the new channel manager for on-demand service TV4 Play.  Glanzelius has worked alongside TV4 channel director Mathias Berg on developing an ad-funded digital video offering for TV4 since last autumn. TV4 said requests on TV4 Play for the first 12 weeks […]

TV4 sees profits dip but records digital growth

Swedish broadcaster TV4 Group saw a dip in profit in 2014 on flat revenues, but reported strong performance for its digital platform TV4 Play. The group posted revenues of SEK4.206 billion (€446 million), up very slightly from 2013’s SEK4.204 billion, after having seen strong revenue growth in the prior year. Operating profit fell from SEK783 […]

TV4 launches Play on Chromecast

Swedish free and pay TV broadcaster TV4 has made its TV4 Play online services available via the Google Chromecast platform.  The move will enable users of the TV4 Play mobile app to view their content directly on the TV via the Chromecast HDMI dongle. An update, available in the Google Play store, enables Chromecast users […]

Digital boost for TV4 but C More drags

Pay TV unit C More acted as a drag on TV4 Group’s 2013 financials, but the Swedish commercial broadcaster nevertheless posted strong revenue and earnings growth, boosted by advertising growth and the performance of its TV4 Play on-demand unit. Revenue rose from SEK5.885 billion (€667 million) to SEK6.121 billion for the full year, and TV4 […]