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No end in sight to TV4 dispute as Almqvist blames Com Hem streaming rights move

The dispute between Telia-owned Swedish free and pay TV broadcaster TV4 and Tele2-owned cable operator Com Hem is a very long way from being solved, according to TV4 CEO Casten Almqvist, who has blamed the cable operator’s insistence on including OTT TV rights as part of a deal for the breakdown. TV4 and pay TV […]

Telia and Tele2 at loggerheads as TV4, C More disappear from Com Hem

Sweden’s largest commercial broadcaster, Telia-owned TV4, and sister pay TV service C More have disappeared from the country’s largest cable network Com Hem, owned by rival telco Tele2 after the pair failed to agree carriage terms. The switch-off of TV4 means that the broadcaster has lost distribution to about a third of the country’s population. […]

Telia completes Bonnier Broadcasting acquisition

Swedish telco Telia has completed the acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting, following the decision of European regulators to green-light the deal.  Completion of the acquisition comes almost a year and a half after Telia announced the acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting, including leading commercial broadcaster TV4 in Sweden, MTV in Finland and pay TV outfit C More […]

TV4 and C More content chief slams Swedish inaction on production incentives

Bonnier Broadcasting, owner of Swedish commercial broadcaster TV4 and pay TV outfit C More, has slammed what it sees as the Swedish government’s failure to support local production. TV4 and C More content director Åsa Sjöberg criticised the failure of the government to provide any financial incentives for local production, making it one of the […]

Telia defends TV4 acquisition amid controversy over state ownership

Nordic telco Telia’s management have defended the company’s planned acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting, owner of leading commercial TV broadcaster TV4 and pay TV group C More, amid controversy over whether the state should continue to have a one third share in a company that controls a major commercial media group. Addressing the controversy over the […]

TV4 agrees new ad-insertion deal with Yospace

TV4 has extended its deal with server-side ad-insertion company Yospace, enabling the Swedish broadcaster to continue offering addressable ads on its over-the-top service, TV4Play. Yospace’s dynamic ad insertion solution allows advertising to be stitched into live and VOD content delivered over OTT and TV4 described the technology as a “crucial cog” in its data strategy. […]

TV4 digital provides lift for Bonnier Broadcasting

Sweden’s Bonnier Broadcasting has seen strong sales and profit growth on the back of record earnings at free-to-air broadcaster TV4 Group and a reduced loss from pay TV outfit C More. TV4 turned in sales of SEK4.739 billion (€450 million), up from SEK4.469 billion in 2017, and EBITA of SEK1.382 billion, up from SEK1.022 billion. […]

TV4 launches dynamic targeted advertising with Com Hem and Boxer

Bonnier Broadcasting-owned Swedish broadcaster TV4 has launched dynamic customised advertising with Tele2-owned cable operator Com Hem and its digital-terrestrial unit Boxer. According to Bonnier Broadcasting, the launch with the Com Hem Play and Boxer Play services means that advertising can be customised in real-time to ensure that more relevant ads are served to customers. Targeting […]

Telia to acquire Bonnier Broadcasting

Nordic telecom operator Telia has struck a deal to take control of Bonnier Broadcasting, owner of Swedish commercial broadcaster TV4 and Nordic pay TV channel provider C More for SEK9.2 billion (€890 million). Telia said the move was in line with the strategy adopted by the Board in 2014 to create a new Telia Company […]

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 […]

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