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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 […]

Telenor and TV4 strike last-minute carriage deal

Telenor and Swedish broadcaster TV4 Group have struck a last minute agreement over carriage terms for the latter’s channels on the Canal Digital platform. The pair had been locked in one of the carriage terms dispute that are becoming an increasingly common feature of the pay TV landscape as broadcasters seek to gain additional revenues […]

Bonnier Broadcasting signs deal with Telenor for Sport Channel

Bonnier Broadcasting-owned Swedish pay TV channel provider C More’s recently launched Sport Channel is now available on Telenor’s Canal Digital platform and Bredbandsbolaget network in Sweden. The agreement with Telenor means that the service is available on all major pay TV platforms in the country, with a reach of about 1.5 million households. Johan Cederqvist, […]

Com Hem takes Bonnier’s Sports Channel

Sweden’s Bonnier Broadcasting, owner of TV4 and C More, has signed a deal with Com Hem to bring its new Sports Channel to the cable operator’s pay TV subscribers. Com Hem cable and Boxer digital-terrestrial subscribers will have access to the channel, which shows matches from the Allsvenskan football league, SHL hockey league, the Swedish […]

Sweden’s TV4 to record ‘highest turnover ever’ in 2017

Swedish commercial broadcaster TV4 said it expects to record its “highest turnover ever” in 2017, thanks largely to digital growth. Speaking at the Future TV Advertising Forum in London yesterday, TV4’s chief operating officer and head of business unit advertising at Bonnier Broadcasting, Mathias Berg, said that 2017 is shaping up to be the “best […]

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