Advanced Television


Telenor Fiber completes sale of 30% to KKR

Telenor has closed the transaction to divest 30 per cent of Telenor Fiber in Norway to a consortium led by KKR, investing through its Core Infrastructure strategy, with Oslo Pensjonsforsikring as co-investor. The agreed sales price is based on an enterprise value of NOK 36.1 billion (€3.3bn) for the Norwegian fibre business which had a […]

February 1, 2023

Starlink signs up Norwegian Cruise Line

SpaceX has added Norwegian Cruise Line to its roster of commercial clients for its Starlink broadband service. Norwegian Breakaway and Oceania Riviera have already been equipped with broadband dishes and contracts have been signed for the rest of the company’s fleet. Reports suggest that all its vessels will be equipped by the end of this […]

February 1, 2023By Chris Forrester

Yle selects DataMiner

Yle, the Finnish public service media company, has implemented a DataMiner System at the heart of its media operations centre that manages media service orders, such as fibre contribution links, satellite downlinks, 4G streams, feed recordings, file transfers, and much more, to orchestrate the complete life cycle of both live events and file transfers within […]

January 12, 2023

Haaland Conquers England premieres on Viaplay

An exclusive feature interview with Manchester City and Norway’s superstar striker Erling Haaland will premiere on Viaplay on today [December 20th]. Having taken the Premier League by storm in his debut season, the 22-year-old Haaland meets Liverpool and Denmark legend Jan Mølby for an open conversation about life at the top of global sport and […]

December 20, 2022

Viaplay’s Edvard Munch film in cinemas in Jan 2023

Four dramatic periods in the life of Edvard Munch (1863-1944), one of the world’s greatest artists, will be depicted on screen in Viaplay’s Norwegian feature ‘Munch’. Alfred Ekker Strande (‘Ida Takes Charge’), Mattis Herman Nyquist (‘Headhunters’), Ola G. Furuseth (‘Made in Oslo’) and Anne Krigsvoll (‘Lilyhammer’) play Munch at different times in the film, directed […]

December 7, 2022

Hurtigruten adds Starlink for passengers

Hurtigruten Expeditions, the Norwegian cruise operator,  has added SpaceX’s Starlink terminals and equipment to its fleet. Oslo-based Hurtigruten says it has been working with facilities company Speedcast since March to test and now integrate Starlink broadband connections. Hurtigruten specialises in Scandinavian and Arctic sailings, and says the fitting of equipment will wrap by the end […]

October 17, 2022By Chris Forrester

Telenor establishes fibre company in Norway

Earlier this year, Telenor initiated a process of evaluating the establishment of a passive fibre infrastructure ownership company with a minority co-investor. Telenor has now reached an agreement to divest 30 per cent of the newly established company, Telenor Fiber, in Norway to a consortium led by KKR, investing through its Core Infrastructure strategy. The […]

October 7, 2022

Fonn Group invests in everviz

Fonn Group has announced its investment in leading data visualisation company everviz. Based in Bergen, Norway, everviz offers innovative cloud-native charts visualisation tools as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). The everviz solution lets users create and publish charts, maps, tables and layouts onto multiple platforms from one user interface, all from a web browser application. The software is a […]

October 7, 2022

Northern Waves TV Conference returns

The OTT TV conference for the latest updates in TV technology, products and business model trends is confirmed to be in person on October 13th in Oslo, Norway. Northern Waves TV organisers have announced speakers representing leading broadcasters and operators from across the Nordics and Europe. After a 2-year hiatus, Northern Waves 2022 will be […]

September 14, 2022

My Fault enters development as Norwegian Viaplay Original

‘My Fault’, the bestselling autobiography by the renowned Norwegian politician and former minister Abid Raja, has begun development by Viaplay as a major drama series. Star director Per-Olav Sørensen (‘Quicksand’; ‘The Playlist’) and scriptwriter Odd-Magnus Williamson (‘Aber Bergen’; ‘Nothing to Laugh About’) are the first names attached to the ambitious Norwegian-language production, which is developed […]

August 25, 2022