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Viasat Consumer and Canal Digital combine as Allente

The merger of Viasat Consumer, Nordic Entertainment’s (NENT Group) satellite pay TV and streaming business, with Canal Digital, Telenor Group’s satellite pay TV operation, into a new joint venture company has been completed, with the combined company given the name Allente. Completion of the agreement follows the approval of the EC at the end of […]

Tele2 takes aim at streaming future with Comhem Play+

Tele2 has launched its new standalone streaming service, Comhem Play+, to compete with Sweden’s already crowded field of SVOD offerings including Viaplay and Netflix. In a note accompanying the company’s Q4 earnings, CEO Anders Nilsson said that the new service would build on the company’s existing role as a video content aggregator and enable it […]

NENT Group and Telenor extend distribution deal

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) and Telenor have extended their distribution agreement.  The agreement covers Telenor’s fixed line and satellite TV offerings, along with NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service, free TV channels and Viasat pay TV channels offered to Telenor customers, which currently sits at over 1.7 million in the Nordic region.  The fixed line […]

NENT Group and Telenor Group announce merger of Viasat and Canal Digital

NENT Group and Telenor Group have announced an agreement to combine the former’s Viasat Consumer with the latter’s Canal Digital. Viasat Consumer is NENT’s satellite pay TV and broadband TV operations, while Canal Digital is Telenor’s satellite pay TV offer. In a statement, the companies describe the rationale behind the consolidation as providing “a simpler […]

H&C launches on Viasat in Sweden

Equestrian sports channel H&C has launched its Swedish channel on Nordic Entertainment Group’s Viasat platform where it will be offered on an a la carte basis, retailed at SEK59 (€5.65). Viasat’s subscribers in Sweden will be able to watch H&C’s offering of equestrian sport, including a calendar of Swedish and international events, exclusive masterclasses, and […]

Viasat changing sports line-up for Baltics

Viasat Broadcasting is to launch a new sports service for the Baltic states and has ceased broadcasting its Viasat Golf and Viasat Motor channels in the region ahead of the change. Viasat said the move came after a review of and evaluation of its current line-up of sports channels. Viasat currently provides coverage of the […]

Viasat World rollsout epic drama channel across UPC platforms in CEE

Viasat World has announced that its period drama PayTV channel Epic Drama is now available on UPC’s platforms in Poland, Romania and Hungary. Adding 1.5 million subscriptions across the CEE region, Epic Drama will join a pre-existing portfolio of Viasat World channels already available through UPC’s platforms in these territories. Epic Drama launched in December […]

Tele2 Estonia teams up with Viasat for TV and internet service

Mobile operator Tele2 Estonia has teamed up with pay TV outfit Viasat to launch a joint TV and internet offering across the country. Tele2 and Viasat will offer two combination packages. A Silver package for €25 a month will include unlimited internet with speeds of up to 30Mbps downstream and 10Mbps upstream along with 25 […]

Viaplay orders OTT original from The Bridge scribe

Viaplay’s push into original programming has continued with an order for The Lawyer, a scripted series from Hans Rosenfeldt (The Bridge and Marcella), Michael Hjort (Sebastian Bergman) and Jens Lapidus (the Easy Money novels). The ten-part drama series will go out on Viaplay, the Modern Times Group-owned streaming service, and TV3, the Swedish free-TV net […]

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