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Space Norway wraps purchase of Telenor Satellite

Telenor Satellite has announced that its acquisition by Space Norway has been ratified following approval from the Norwegian Parliament. The transaction was closed with the formal signing of the agreement on January 4th. The purchase by Space Norway gives Telenor Satellite an industrial owner with the relevant strategic focus to realise the company’s potential in […]

January 5, 2024By Chris Forrester

yes Studios announces new deals for 44 Hours

DOcumentary title 44 Hours has secured new homes in the US, Norway and New Zealand, courtesy of recently finalised deals by yes Studios. Launched to the market earlier this year, the 1×83 feature-length documentary version of 44 Hours will now become available as a TVoD title on Prime Video. The 1×60 version has been acquired […]

November 20, 2023

Telenor sells satellite business

Telenor, which has been looking to dispose of its satellite division for some years, has finally announced a buyer in the shape of Norwegian government-owned business, Space Norway. Space Norway paid NOK 2.36 billion (about €200 million) for the three satellites in Telenor’s fleet which operate from 1 degree west. Telenor’s satellite division generated revenues […]

November 16, 2023By Chris Forrester

Netflix ISP Speed Index shows increased bitrate

Eight countries saw a 0.2 Mbps increase in September on the Netflix ISP Speed Index, a monthly update on which ISPs provide the best prime time Netflix streaming experience. After four months of normalised ISP speeds falling (which Netflix attributes to benefits from encoding efficiencies), September showed a slight increase in the average bitrate, with […]

October 10, 2023

Schibsted acquires 10.1% Viaplay stake

Norway-based Schibsted, a family of digital brands, has informed the Oslo Stock Exchange that it now owns a minority stake of 10.1  per cent in Viaplay Group. Streaming and media company Viaplay has more than 45 brands operating in 30+ markets, primarily in the Nordics. It operates the premium streaming service Viaplay, several TV channels, […]

September 14, 2023

Norway: Yospace ad partnership with TV 2

Yospace, a specialist in server-side ad insertion (SSAI), has partnered with Norwegian commercial broadcaster, TV 2. The relationship sees Yospace underpin TV 2’s advertising strategy for its app, TV 2 Play, which is available on all streaming destinations, including connected TV (CTV), set-top-boxes (STB), web, and mobile. “Yospace is a crucial partner for TV 2’s […]

August 17, 2023

NRK chooses Appear

Appear, a specialist in media processing and delivery technology, has been chosen by Norwegian public broadcaster NRK, to expand and modernise its media delivery platform and to enable NRK to take advantage of future advances in encoding and video transport technologies. Appear says it is building and running a robust compression platform capable of delivering […]

August 15, 2023

KSAT expands ground network monitoring

Norway-based Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT) claims to have the most extensive ground station network for maritime and polar orbiting satellite monitoring. Founded in 2002 it has more than 200 antennas at 23 sites worldwide. It has now added automated Ka-band monitoring for high-speed data transfer. KSAT says it will additionally install small-aperture antennas for S-band […]

August 9, 2023By Chris Forrester

Telenor reports “firm operational momentum” in Q2

Telenor, the Norwegian multinational telco, has reported Q2 service revenue of NOK 15.8 billion (€1.42bn), an increase of NOK 0.8 billion or (5 per cent) compared to the same period last year. On an organic basis, service revenues increased by 4 per cent. EBITDA before other items was NOK 8.8 billion and increased by 4 […]

July 20, 2023

Viaplay adapting Paradis City

Viaplay Group will adapt Jens Lapidus’ bestselling novel ‘Paradis City’ into a major scripted series headlined by some of the Nordic region’s leading screen talents. A tense drama set in Sweden in a not-too-distant future, ‘Paradis City’ stars Alexander Abdallah (‘Snabba Cash’; ‘Love Me’) and Julia Ragnarsson (‘End of Summer’; ‘Spring Tide’), and is directed […]

June 1, 2023