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.
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.