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EU monitor orders Telia to revise streaming auction after Tele2 complaint

Swedish telco Tele2’s appeal to the EU monitoring trustee over the terms of rival Telia’s auctioning of TV streaming rights had been successful, producing an instruction to Telia to change the terms of the rights auction. Tele2, owner of Swedish cable operator Com Hem, had complained that Telia’s auctioning of streaming rights to the channels […]

Telia chief takes aim at streaming future as TV4 dispute reignites

Nordic telco Telia aims to is “determined that we will make sure that TV4 and C More…can be viewed by everyone” as part of its strategy to bring its TV assets from last year’s acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting to “more people”, according to CEO Christian Luiga. Speaking to analysts after Telia posted its year-end results, […]

Com Hem furious over Telia streaming rights move

Conflict between Tele2-owned Swedish cable operator Com Hem and its owner’s main rival in the market, Telia, has reignited over the terms of the latter’s auction of streaming rights to the channels of broadcaster TV4, which it owns. Com Hem has notified the European Commission’s ‘monitoring trustee’, mandated to monitor Telia’s compliance with EC conditions […]

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. […]

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