Viaplay, Telia strike expanded deal to end carriage dispute
Media company Viaplay Group and Swedish telco Telia have ended their carriage dispute by striking a new and expanded multi-year deal
Viaplay extends Telenor carriage deal, Berg succeeds Almqvist at Telia
Media company Viaplay Group has extended its distribution deal in Sweden and Norway with telecoms operator Telenor
Telia, C More customers can stream discovery+ Allsvenskan matches in ‘strategic partnership’
Swedish telco Telia will be able to offer all matches from Swedish men’s football’s top-tier Allsvenskan and second-tier Superettan currently streamed on discovery+ following a “strategic partnership” with ri…
Telia renews SM-Liiga at slight increase in wake of pandemic
Telco Telia’s extension of its exclusive rights deal for Finland’s SM-Liiga will see the league’s rights fee continue to escalate until the end of 2026-27.
Telia extends Liiga deal to 2027
Telco Telia has extended its agreement for rights to Finland’s SM-Liiga, the top ice hockey league in the country, from 2024-25 to 2026-27.
Serie A sees steady deals in Nordics, though rights in Norway remain unsold
Telco Telia was able to seal a three-season deal for Serie A in Sweden and Finland for a relatively modest increase amid strong competition and high increases for rights fees in the Nordics.
Nent fails to agree Telia carriage terms in Norway, secures Latvian distribution
Norwegian customers of telco Telia are without Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group’s linear channels and OTT service following the pair being unable to agree a distribution deal.
Swedish Hockey League secures long-term stability with strong TV4 Media renewal
The Swedish Hockey League has ensured its long-term financial security by boosting the value of its domestic rights by over a third in a renewal with TV4 Media out to 2029-30.
Uefa national-team rights value swells in Scandinavia in six-season deals
The value of Uefa’s national-team rights in Scandinavia from 2022-23 has risen sharply, with the European governing body the latest rights-holder to prosper in the region amid a push by broadcasters to seal long-term deals for premium properties.
C More retains key Swedish Hockey League rights to 2030
Swedish pay-television broadcaster C More has retained exclusive rights to its flagship sports property in a new six-year deal with the Swedish Hockey League, the top division of ice hockey in the country
Uefa makes huge national team gains in Finland amid fierce competition
European football’s governing body Uefa has secured a huge hike in revenues from national-team rights in Finland as public-service broadcaster YLE overcame strong competition to secure a long-term deal.
Telia and Finland’s Veikkausliiga join forces on esports league
Telecoms operator Telia has furthered its presence in esports by joining forces with the Veikkausliiga to launch a new league for the top division of Finnish club football
Nent raises SEK800m from Nordic investors, Telia sells Turkcell stake
Pan-Nordic broadcaster Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group has raised SEK800m (€76m/$85.4m) by issuing three- and five-year bonds to more than 15 Nordic investors.
LaLiga begins European rights sales with revenue gains in Nordics, Balkans
LaLiga has started its European sales round strongly, gaining impressive fee increases from both the Nordic and Balkan regions in the first deals since the lifting of the three-season limit.
TV2 and Telia in Norwegian distribution row
Telco Telia's customers in Norway do not currently have access to commercial and pay-television broadcaster TV2's channels following on from the pair failing to agree a renewal on their distribution agreement…
Rivals dent Nent’s Nordic dominance in big money Uefa club deals
Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group’s rivals paid big fees to seal crucial Uefa club competition rights, allowing European football’s governing body to more than double its media-rights income in the Nordics.
Telia seals OTT licensing deal with Discovery
Swedish telco Telia has completed a licensing deal with international media group Discovery for standalone over-the-top streaming rights in Sweden and Finland, part of the conditions imposed upon it for…