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On-demand Cirkus buys The Driver

Cirkus, the ‘best of British’ on demand service, has added UK drama series The Driver to its line-up. Cirkus has acquired the SVOD rights to the BBC drama for the Nordic territories where its on-demand service is carried on the Com Hem and Boxer platforms in Sweden and TeliaSonera platform in Sweden and Finland. The […]

Com Hem IPO could be worth $935m

Swedish cable operator Com Hem has said that it will raise gross proceeds of up to SEK6.237 billion (US$935.7 million) through its IPO, with the offering valuing the equity of the firm at SEK10.637 billion to SEK12.437 billion. Com Hem said that after years of private ownership the IPO will help support the firm’s “future […]

Swedish cabler Com Hem preps US$800m IPO

Swedish cable operator Com Hem has unveiled plans to raise about SEK5.5 billion (US$832.7 million) through an IPO on the Stockholm stock exchange. Com Hem said the goal of the offering is to reduce the company’s debt levels and provide additional financial flexibility. The company aims to reduce its net leverage to about 4.15 times […]

Netflix adds subs, plots European expansion

Netflix is set to “embark on a substantial European expansion” later this year, as it looks to build on the 10.93 million international users it recorded at the end of the fourth quarter. In a conference call to discuss its Q4 2013 earnings, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings would not comment on rumours that Netflix is […]

Swedish cable launch for Netflix

Subscription video-on-demand service Netflix is available on Swedish cable operator Com Hem’s TiVo platform as of today. Netflix will be included in TiVo as an app, givingSwedish viewers to chance to view series including Hemlock Grove, Arrested Development, Orange is the New Black and Breaking Bad. The second season on Netflix original House of Cards […]

Best of British SVOD service Cirkus launches

Cirkus, the subscription VOD service for pay TV platforms, has launched on Swedish cable platform Com Hem. The service went live as part of Com Hem’s new TiVo offer. Cirkus packages British content and has deals with ITV Studios, BBC Worldwide and All3Media among others, giving it shows including Sherlock, Midsomer Murders and Poirot. Drama […]

Viewpoint: In VOD we trust – how pay TV can combat OTT

In television, as with many other things in life, you have to keep the faith. Fifteen years ago, when UK telco BT thought broadband was just a passing fad and nobody thought you could ever watch a TV set without an aerial, I joined a small company that had developed the first video on demand […]

Netflix cuts cable deal with Com Hem

Swedish cable operator Com Hem will offer Netflix as part of its TiVo offering when it launches on October 7. The addition of Netflix to the offering will bring the opportunity to view series including House of Cards (pictured), Hemlock Grove and Orange is the New Black to Com Hem subscribers. The move is the […]

Best of British SVOD service Cirkus cuts Nordic deal

UK content-based VOD service Cirkus has inked a deal with Nordic pay TV service Boxer, TBI has learnt. Cirkus is operated by Content and Co., the UK-based consultancy run by TV industry veterans Mark Bradford and Hugh Williams. The deal with Boxer means the Cirkus service will be made available to the DTT pay TV […]

Cirkus seals Com Hem VOD deal

New subscription video-on-demand Cirkus has scored a major multi-year distribution deal with Swedish cable operator Com Hem, TBI has learned. From autumn this year, Cirkus will be made available to Com Hem customers as a standalone service or bundled with other TV products, as the cableco makes a concerted push into on-demand content. The deal […]