TV4 Play

TV4 names first on-demand channel chief

Swedish free and pay TV commercial broadcaster TV4 Group has named Anton Glanzelius as the new channel manager for on-demand service TV4 Play. Glanzelius has worked alongside TV4 channel director Mathias Berg on developing an ad-funded digital video offering for TV4 since last autumn. His new post is a new role. TV4 said requests on […]

Profits dip at Sweden’s TV4

Swedish broadcaster TV4 Group saw a dip in profit in 2014 on flat revenues, but reported strong performance for digital platform TV4 Play. The group posted revenues of SEK4.206 billion (US$508.9 million), up very slightly from 2013’s SEK4.204 billion, after having seen strong revenue growth in the prior year. Operating profit fell from SEK783 million […]

Discovery buying another Scandi channel

SBS Discovery Media had inked a deal for Swedish channel TV11 from the TV4 Group. The sale of the channel follows an internal review of its operations by TV4. Financial details were not disclosed, but CEO Casten Almqvist said it said it will use the proceeds from the sale to increase investment in in-house production […]

Sweden’s TV4 reports strong results

Swedish free-to-air commercial and pay TVbroadcaster TV4 Group benefited from a buoyant domestic advertising market last year to post record sales of SEK5.885 billion, up 6% year-on-year, and EBIT of SEK577 million, up 9%. TV4 said that demand for airtime on its channels had outstripped supply for the third year running, outperforming overall Swedish TV […]

TV4 launches multiscreen streaming of all channels, premium Play option

Swedish broadcaster TV4 has relaunched its TV4 Play online TV service with the addition of live streaming of all eleven TV4 channels to multiple screens as a supplementary premium service. The service is based on a ‘freemium’ model whereby the basic free, ad-supported service is complemented by the subscription offering. Viewers can access programmes from […]