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Sweden inaugurates rocket launch site

While much of the world’s press recently focused on Virgin Orbit’s failed ‘horizontal’ aircraft launch of a batch of 9 small satellites from Spaceport Cornwall, other rivals are gearing up to tap into the growing demand for satellite launches. Sweden has claimed the crown as “mainland Europe’s first orbital launch site”. Ursula von der Leyen, […]

January 16, 2023By Chris Forrester

Agama extends solution at Telenor Sweden

Agama Technologies, a provider of real-time observability and analytics solutions for video service quality and customer experience, has announced that Telenor Sweden has extended its Agama solution to provide observability, analytics, and insights on all types of OTT devices and aid its first-line customer care. The Customer Care app is a tailored application that allows […]

January 10, 2023

Swixer hires Musi

Swixer, a Scandinaviam production services company, has announced the appointment of Giulio Musi as Executive Producer of Drama & Commercials. Swixer is expanding its drama series, film and commercial production with the recruitment of Cannes Lions and Epicas award winning film producer and commercial director, Giulio Musi. His most recent credit is for producing the […]

December 15, 2022

Viaplay Group back in S&P Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

Viaplay Group has been included in the S&P Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for the second consecutive year. The company has qualified for both DJSI World and DJSI Europe, maintaining its position in the top 10 per cent of media and entertainment companies in terms of sustainability performance. Viaplay Group is one of just six […]

December 15, 2022

Sweden: Podcast payments continue to increase

Consumer payments for podcasts increased by 50 per cent during the third quarter of 2022 in Sweden, compared to the same period last year according to Mediavision. Consequently, annual revenue from consumer payments on the Swedish podcast market is expected to surpass SEK 150 million (€13.7m) in 2022. The advertising market has also grown, but […]

December 6, 2022

Sweden: AVoD has bigger reach than SVoD

Mediavision’s Q3 analysis shows that 90 per cent of all 15-74-year-olds in Sweden view AVoD services at least once a week. This compares to the 75 per cent reach of SVoD services during the same period. Advertising supported services thereby qualifies as the category with the highest reach over the course of an average week. […]

November 25, 2022

Viaplay, Emelie Schepp partner on Jana – Marked for Life

Viaplay’s next Swedish thriller series will be ‘Jana – Marked for Life’, based on a bestselling novel by Emelie Schepp about public prosecutor and former child soldier Jana Berzelius. Created and directed by the acclaimed duo Felix Herngren (the Oscar-nominated ‘The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared’) and Henrik Björn (the […]

November 22, 2022

The Åre Murders adapted for Viaplay series

The bestselling Swedish author Viveca Sten’s hit crime novels ‘The Åre Murders’ will be adapted as a drama series by Viaplay. Set in the simultaneously beautiful and bleak mountain landscapes of northern Sweden, the six-part show is produced by SF Studios in partnership with Viaplay and is directed by Joakim Eliasson (‘Honour’; ‘Gåsmamman’). Sten’s books […]

November 15, 2022

Ovzon revenues up 63%

Sweden-based Ovzon, whose mission statement is to “revolutionise mobile broadband via satellite providing global coverage with the highest bandwidth through the smallest terminals” has just declared its latest numbers, with revenues up 63 per cent. The company has also revealed that its next satellite, Ovzon 3, will launch by February 2023. Ovzon’s Q3 numbers (to […]

October 25, 2022By Chris Forrester

Sweden: Viaplay adds Austrian FIS events

Viaplay has acquired the exclusive Swedish live rights to all FIS World Cup winter sports competitions held in Austria from the 2024/2025 season to the 2026/2027 season. Viaplay already holds the Nordic rights to hugely popular FIS World Cup events held in other countries, and will now become the home of all FIS rights in […]

October 19, 2022