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Stats show SVOD net Viaplay climbed 25% last year as new original arises

Nordic subscription video-on-demand service Viaplay saw viewing time increase by 25% during 2017, according to stats released by parent company MTG. Customers spent an average of 32 hours per month streaming Viaplay last year, while the number of started streams rose 40.5% between 2016 and 2017. Over the same period, MTG said the total number […]

MTG agrees to sell Nordic TV and entertainment assets

MTG has agreed to sell its Nordic broadcasting and entertainment business to Danish telco TDC in a deal that values the business at SEK19.55 billion (US$2.5billion). MTG will merge its Nordic Entertainment and MTG Studios businesses, which employ 1,800 people combined, with TDC to create a fully integrated media and communications provider. The new company […]

Discovery unveils mobile Olympics plans

Discovery Communications has revealed plans to make Olympic Games coverage to mobile operators. The US company, which owns Eurosport, has multiplatform Olympics rights in Europe and unveiled its mobile plans at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today. It will offer an official ‘Official Mobile Broadcaster’ package to telcos that will allow them to offer on-demand […]

Telcos target TV

Telecoms operators are increasingly looking to TV to drive new subs, increase customer loyalty and create a new revenue stream. Mark Newman, consultant and former chief research officer at Ovum, looks at which operator is doing what and where… and why. Hong Kong’s PCCW is beginning to feel more like a television company than a […]

Danish cable service adds HBO Nordic

Danish telco TDC has signed a deal to bring HBO Nordic, the premium content provider’s Scandinavian OTT service, to its TV subscribers. TDC will  make HBO Nordic available to TDC TV and YouSee TV Plus cable customers, bringing content including Game of Thrones and True Detective to its customers. HBO Nordic will be made available […]

Denmark’s TDC preps on-demand launch

Danish telco TDC plans to launch a comprehensive transactional video-on-demand and electronic sell-through service using the Blockbuster brand it acquired at the start of this year, TBI sister title Digital TV Europe has learned. The service will launch before Christmas, with a much deeper range of titles than originally envisaged. Ulf Lund, TDC’s senior vice-president […]