Sweden

US media group Discovery has expanded its coverage of the Swedish Futsalligan, the top-tier futsal championship in the country, in the 2019-20 season

Swedish pay-television broadcaster C More has secured exclusive rights to the domestic Elite Speedway Series from next year

Swedish commercial broadcaster TV4 has announced plans to add sports coverage to its TV4 Play streaming service

Swedish pay-TV broadcaster C More has acquired rights to 192 of the 225 matches from the top-tier women’s ice hockey league in Sweden, with public broadcaster STV picking up rights to the end-of-season f…

The IMG agency has sold rights to Spain’s LaLiga, Italy’s Serie A and US Major League Soccer to media group Bonnier in Sweden, in a move that will end the operation of its OTT platform Strive in the cou…

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.

The IMG agency has sealed a deal for rights to Spain’s LaLiga, Italy’s Serie A and the US’ Major League Soccer in Sweden with media group Bonnier. The deal signals the end of its OTT experiment in the country as it had previously been broadcasting the properties on its Strive streaming platform.

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.

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

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.

The Discovery Nordics division of media company Discovery Networks International has acquired rights in Sweden to the Ski Classics long-distance skiing championship.

Swedish media group Bonnier Broadcasting and multi-territory commercial and pay-television broadcaster Modern Times Group have hailed a new carriage deal that will see the former’s C More pay-television channels carried by the latter’s pay-television operator, Viasat, for the first time.

Swedish pay-television broadcaster C More Entertainment has agreed a deal to show live coverage of Premiership Rugby, England’s top division of club rugby union, in the Scandinavian country for the first time.

Swedish communications technology company Ericsson has resurrected the Red Bee Media name after opting to rebrand its Broadcast and Media Services business.

Swedish public-service broadcaster SVT has picked up rights to the International Table Tennis Federation’s 2018 World Team Table Tennis Championships, which will take place in Halmstad, Sweden.