Advanced Television


Sweden developing next-gen low-cost LEO terminal

Swedish public innovation agency, Vinnova, has awarded a SEK 4 million development grant to a Swedish project group aimed at boosting development of a next generation, low-cost LEO (Low Earth Orbit) satellite terminal. The award is part of Vinnova’s Electronic components & systems – research and innovation projects 2021. The project group, led by Satcube and […]

July 12, 2021

Moen named Telenor Sweden CEO; Gustafsson leads Allente

Bjørn Ivar Moen will take up the role of CEO in Telenor Sweden on October 1st, and Jonas Gustafsson will take over as CEO of Allente, the pay-TV distribution joint venture owned by NENT Group and Telenor Group, effective immediately. “Bjørn Ivar knows Telenor well, and his strong commercial profile, energetic leadership style, and solid […]

July 1, 2021

Study: Illegal streaming widespread in Sweden

Mediavision’s latest study on piracy in the Nordics concludes that illegal streaming and downloading of films and TV series is widespread in the region. There are around 3 million who watch pirate TV content in the Nordics and most of them are Swedish. Sweden is not only the biggest country in the region, but also […]

June 17, 2021

Sappa selects Appear to deliver live TV across Sweden

Appear, a provider of video delivery technology, has announced that Sappa, the Swedish telecoms operator, has deployed its technology to deliver live TV services to its subscribers across Sweden. Sappa has deployed Appear’s X and XC Platforms to support the delivery of live video for its television and OTT service, Sappa Play. Sappa delivers TV […]

June 8, 2021

Sweden: Extreme E on Sportkanalen

Extreme E, the electric off-road racing series, has confirmed Sweden’s leading channel Sportkanalen as the latest addition to its broadcasting portfolio. C More, Sportkanalen’s digital channel, is popular throughout Sweden and will air live coverage of Extreme E’s X Prixs as well as the preview, review, and magazine shows in both Swedish and English. Coverage […]

May 7, 2021

Analysis: Frequent usage best churn antidote for Nordics SVoD

The fierce competition in the Nordic video streaming market shows no signs of slowing down in Q1. Following strong, pandemic-induced growth in 2020, Mediavision reports that customer retention is likely one of the most important issues this year for all SVoD players. Mediavision’s Q1 analysis shows that frequent usage plays a key role in reducing […]

May 6, 2021

Sweden: Families prefer Disney+ over Netflix

The launch of Disney+ in 2020 fundamentally changed the competitive landscape for streaming in Sweden in many ways – but perhaps most notably in the battle over families with young children. Analysis by Mediavision shows that Disney+ has a very strong position among these families. The immensely fast adoption of Disney+ upon launch in clearly […]

April 1, 2021

Sweden: Netflix loses subs, but still market leader

During the past year, Swedish households have purchased an additional 700 000 new SVoD-subscriptions. Consequently, in the third quarter, paid video services have reached a new record level following strong growth compared to the equivalent period last year. Furthermore, Mediavision’s analysis of the third quarter reveals that Netflix, for the first time since its launch […]

October 27, 2020

Sweden: Media spend starting to normalise

Mediavision’s analysis of household spend on media services points towards a stabilisation in the third quarter, following substantial pandemic effects in Q2. During this spring, online video services reached new record levels which have now normalised. Meanwhile, Mediavision concludes that spend on digital text subscriptions increase substantially. Mediavision’s Q3 analysis shows that Swedish households spend […]

October 13, 2020

Sweden: Daily press digital subscriptions up 40%

According to a Mediavision analysis of the Swedish market for daily press, consumer behaviour has changed radically in the past year. 540 000 households now subscribe to a digital daily newspaper, which is 160 000 – or 40 per cent – more than 12 months ago. This is good news for an industry that has […]

September 14, 2020