Netflix accounts for 22% of Telenor traffic

Norway-based teleco Telenor has revealed that Netflix now accounts for 22% of all traffic on its broadband network. Telenor said that video accounts for some 70% of broadband network traffic overall and that Netflix recently overtook YouTube and other services under the Google umbrella as the largest single source of traffic on its network. Google […]

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 […]

Netflix strikes Norway pay TV deal

Norway-based Telenor Group has agreed a long-term partnership with Netflix that will see it integrate the SVOD service into its set-top boxes. The deal will establish Telenor as the first TV distributor in Norway to integrate Netflix into its set-top box for Canal Digital Cable customers via the T-We platform. Telenor described the deal as […]

Discovery building the ‘Netflix of sports’

With Olympics and other rights in hand, Eurosport can become the ‘Netflix of sports’, according to parent company Discovery Communications. Discovery CEO and president David Zaslav told analysts that owning the linear and digital rights to all Eurosport content opened up a range of possibilities. “Because we own the sports content for both linear and […]

MTG appoints Scandi TV boss

Modern Times Group has recruited Anders Jensen as executive VP of Scandinavian free-TV operations. Jensen will oversee all of the broadcast group’s free-to-air operations in Scandinavia with the respective country CEOs reporting to him. He will report directly to MTG President and CEO Jørgen Madsen Lindemann. MTG has a sizable free-to-air footprint across Scandinavia. The […]

Raft of extra carriage for Denmark’s free-TV channels

Modern Times Group (MTG) has inked new carriage deals for its free-to-air channels TV3 and TV3 Puls. The channels will be carried on the Canal Digital platform in Denmark, marking the first time that they have been on the Telenor-owned platform. Separately, MTG said it will add SBS’s free-to-air Danish channels, Kanal 4 and Kanal […]