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Sweden: SVoDs losing €75m per year to account sharing

In Sweden, close to 1.4 million SVoD subscriptions were shared outside the paying household at the turn of the year according to research by Mediavision. Almost half of everyone with a SVoD subscription in the country shares at least one subscription with someone outside the household. If sharing was stopped, the SVoD market could potentially […]

August 31, 2023

Ovzon wins extra UK support

Sweden-based Ovzon, which has a growing mobile broadband satellite business, has been awarded a 12-month service renewal contract from Airbus Defence and Space for the third consecutive year to deliver Ovzon SATCOM-as-a-Service to the UK Government. Ovzon also stated that trading has been something of a “bumpy ride” these past months. It reported poor H1 […]

August 22, 2023By Chris Forrester

Tele2 “upholds growth momentum” in Q2

Tele2 has announced its consolidated results for Q2 2023. The Sweden-based multi-national telco reported end-user service revenue of SEK 5.3 billion (€0.46bn) increased by 4 per cent organically compared to Q2 2022 due to strong performance in the Baltics and Sweden B2B. Total revenue was at SEK 7.2 billion, up 3 per cent organically compared […]

July 18, 2023

Malmö to host Eurovision 2024

The southern Swedish city of Malmö has been selected by Host Broadcaster SVT and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) to host the 68th Eurovision Song Contest in May 2024. Swedish broadcaster SVT, together with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), will organise the Contest thanks to Loreen’s historic win in Liverpool in 2023. Malmö was chosen […]

July 10, 2023

A+E Networks streaming channels expand in Europe

A+E Networks EMEA’s streaming channels History Play and Crime+Investigation Play have launched on Prime Video Channels in Sweden and Poland. History Play, currently available in Sweden on telco company Telia, will also become available on Prime Video Channels. Customers in these regions will have access to A+E Networks EMEA’s programming as an on-demand subscription service. […]

June 29, 2023

Sweden, Colombia link on space activity

Sweden’s Space Corp (SSC) and the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with the government of Colombia regarding joint space activities. The aim includes the establishment of a Colombia Space Agency. The agreement aims to strengthen Colombia’s ambitions to develop its national space program, with the help of Swedish […]

June 16, 2023By Chris Forrester

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

Sweden: Sandbox Kids on Prime Video Channels

Sandbox Kids, a provider of digital subscription content services for children and families, has launched a local-language preschool entertainment and learning channel in Sweden on Prime Video Channels. Offering young kids Swedish language entertainment, the Hopster channel brings together original productions and licensed family-favourite shows. Its lineup of content includes Octonauts (pictured), Teletubbies, Pingu, Louie […]

May 30, 2023

Report: Podcast payments double in Sweden

The Swedish market for paid podcasts is growing rapidly reports Mediavision in its latest analysis of the country’s audio market. In the first quarter of 2023, a record number of households paid for podcast content. Compared to the same period last year, households spend on paid podcasts has nearly doubled. In Sweden, an increasing number […]

May 24, 2023

Dizi on Prime Video Channels in Sweden, Germany

SPI’s drama hub Dizi is expanding its reach in Western Europe through Prime Video Channels. Dizi’s curated array of Turkish series can now be accessed in Sweden and Germany via an additional paid monthly subscription package on Prime Video Channels. The package allows viewers to select the shows they want to watch at €2.99 per […]

May 24, 2023