Advanced Television


PPDS continues European restructuring to support growth

Extending on previous announcements this year for Iberia/France and CEE clusters, latest positive changes will harness the talents of PPDS’ existing management teams in the Nordics and Benelux to support ambitious growth targets. Mikael da Fonseca promoted to become International Key Account Director for Hospitality, as Peter Vinke retires after 30 years with Philips professional […]

June 23, 2022

Research: 3.4m watch pirate content in Nordics

According to research from Mediavision, 17 per cent of all people 15-74 years old in the Nordics have illegally streamed or downloaded films and TV episodes in the past month. However, the figures vary between the countries: Piracy in Sweden is highest at 20 per cent and lowest in Finland and Denmark, both at 13 […]

June 6, 2022

Telia completes tower business stake sale

Nordic multiplay telco Telia Company has completed the divestment of 49 per cent of its tower business in Sweden, to Brookfield and Alecta, as all regulatory approvals have been received. On January 27th, 2022, Telia announced the sale of 49 per cent of its tower business in Sweden to Brookfield and Alecta at a price corresponding […]

June 1, 2022

Pluto TV launches in Nordics

Pluto TV, a Paramount-owned AVoD platform, has expanded to the Nordics – launching in Sweden, Denmark and Norway. The service has unveiled a programming line-up that features more than 70 unique and locally curated channels now live in each country. Pluto TV is launching in the Nordics through a transformational partnership with Nordic Entertainment Group […]

May 18, 2022

Telenor reports “pleasing growth” in Q1

For Q1 2022, Norwegian multinational telecommunications Telenor has reported that its mobile business performed well while the overall quarter was impacted by its strategic journey of investing in modern networks and structural transactions in Asia. The growth was held back by the Norwegian fixed line business and intensified competition in Thailand. Service revenues were stable, […]

May 3, 2022

Viaplay, Sony extend content deal

Viaplay and Sony Pictures Television (SPT) have agreed a multi-year extension to their long-term content partnership in the Nordic region. The latest Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) films and television series will continue to receive their Nordic streaming premieres on the Viaplay service, where viewers can also watch a range of SPE’s most popular series box […]

April 28, 2022

BritBox readies Nordics launch

BritBox International, the BBC & ITV joint venture, will launch in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland on April 28th, offering thousands of hours of British content. The streaming service’s Nordic debut will extend Britbox into eight countries internationally, following successful launches in the US, Canada, Australia, and South Africa that join BritBox in the UK. […]

April 21, 2022

NENT, TV 2 Danmark agree settlement

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) and TV 2 Danmark have agreed a settlement relating to NENT Group’s claim for damages submitted in 2006. TV 2 Danmark will pay NENT Group DKK 430 million (approximately €58m) as a full and final settlement of the case. NENT Group’s claim against TV 2 Danmark and its owner, the […]

March 31, 2022

Viaplay to stream Fury vs Whyte in 10 countries

Viaplay will be the exclusive streaming home in 10 European countries of the heavyweight boxing title fight between Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte on April 23rd. Some 100,000 fans are expected to fill London’s Wembley Stadium for the historic showdown, with millions more watching around the world, as two of boxing’s heaviest hitters face off […]

March 29, 2022

SF Studios acquires film rights to Arctic Mirage

SF Studios has acquired the film rights to the awarded psychological novel Arctic Mirage (Rajamaa, Otava 2020) written by the acclaimed Finnish author and vocalist Terhi Kokkonen. The Finnish production company Elokuvayhtiö Komeetta (Maria’s Paradise, Kikka!, Hit Big) will produce the film and the renowned Finnish actress Pihla Viitala (Deadwind, Latin Lover, Hansel & Gretel: […]

March 28, 2022