Sweden

Media company Nordic Entertainment Group (Nent) has furthered its reach in Sweden by extending a carriage deal with Telia and expanding an agreement with fellow telco Tele2

US media group Discovery has agreed a four-year deal for a host of ATP Tour events, strengthening its tennis portfolio in Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden

Pay-television broadcaster C More has agreed a five-season extension with the HockeyAllsvenskan, Swedish ice hockey’s second-tier, for domestic rights to the league, running until 2025-26.

Sports media agency Spring Media has recruited Petter Werner, formally of the EBU and Lagardère, to its sales and acquisitions team in Stockholm.

IMG-owned streaming platform Strive Sport has begun streaming Major League Soccer in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Its coverage begins this weekend (March 2-3) with the start of the new MLS season

Nordic media company Nent Group has acquired rights to US motor-racing series IndyCar. Nent Group will broadcast the series in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland until 2021

The Association Swedish Super League (FSSL), the entity representing the country’s elite floorball clubs, has entered into a partnership with the Spring Media agency to advise on commercial rights for a…

The Nordic Entertainment Group media company has struck an exclusive rights deal with the Women’s Tennis Association.

The Swedish Ski Association has agreed a five-season extension to its long-standing rights and production partnership with the Infront agency. The new contract will run from 2021-22 to 2025-26

Swedish media group Bonnier has significantly increased its investment in Sweden’s second-tier ice hockey league, the HockeyAllsvenskan, to prevent a tender process that might have allowed a rival to swoop.

Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group has gained a foothold in winter sports in the Nordics with its shock acquisition of a host of properties from the Infront agency.

Rai, Mediaset and Sky were all expected to bid this week for a cut-price 2018 Fifa World Cup. The rights in Italy have plummeted in value since the national team failed to qualify for the tournament, losing a play-off to Sweden.

Uefa has increased the value of Europa League media rights in Scandinavia by about 45 per cent in deals with TV2 in Norway and Discovery Communications in Denmark and Sweden.

Sweden-based agency Commercial Sports Media has branched out into a new sport by striking a partnership with A Lyga, the top division of club football in Lithuania

Sportkanalen, the sports channel operated by Swedish pay-television broadcaster C More, has extended its content partnership with US sports broadcaster ESPN into 2019

Swedish media company Modern Times Group and its subsidiary Nordic Entertainment Group (Nent Group) have jointly agreed a five-year revolving credit facility with a group of six Nordic banks

The IMG agency has said it will launch its first direct to consumer football OTT channel in Scandinavia. Entitled Strive, the new platform will be available in Sweden, Norway and Denmark

Swedish telco Telia has today (Friday) acquired media group Bonnier Broadcasting, with the SEK 9.2bn (€897.8m/$1.0

Swedish telco Telia has agreed a deal worth NOK21bn (€2.21bn/$2.57bn) to acquire Danish telco TDC’s business in Norway, a move that puts pressure on market leader Telenor.

Swedish media company Nordic Entertainment Group (Nent Group) has acquired rights in the Nordic region for North America’s Major League Baseball.

Advanced TV Network, a bankrupt online streaming provider, has been ordered by a Swedish court to pay nearly SEK210m (€20.5m/$24m) in damages after illegally distributing content in the country, including football’s English Premier League.

Swedish media company Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has sealed its third major rights deal this week by extending its agreement with the Premier League, the top division of English club football.

Stockholm-based agency Spring Media has launched a new OTT channel to provide coverage of Swedish speedway events on a global basis.

Swedish media company Modern Times Group has today (Friday) said it will split into two entities following the collapse of a proposed takeover deal.

Swedish telco Tele2 has struck a deal to take over cable-television operator Com Hem in a $3.2bn (€2.7bn) deal.

The Discovery Networks Sweden division of media company Discovery Networks International has acquired exclusive rights to English club football competition the FA Cup.

Sportkanalen, the new sports channel that has been launched by Swedish pay-television broadcaster C More, has struck a carriage deal with the Com Hem and Boxer pay-television platforms.