What Bob Saw on the Net 09/05/2019

by Bob Raikes

Most days, our editor, Bob, spends some time looking around the net for news. Here are some articles and links that he thought worth sharing… (note that registration or subscriptions may be required!) Samsung …

Tags:5G| Apple| Augmented Reality| Aviation| Distribution| Flexible Displays| Flight Information (FIDs)| France| HP Inc| Huawei| Midwich plc| Mixed Reality| Nordics| Retail| Samsung| Smartphones| Sports and Stadiums| Super Hi-Vision (8K)

Kagan: SVOD in Nordic Region Grew 22% in 2017

by Andrew Fenn

According to a recent report from Kagan, a media research group within S&P Global Market Intelligence, SVOD in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland has increased its share of subscription-based video entertainment revenues to 22% …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Market Data| Mobile Display Monitor| Nordics| SVOD| Vol 25 - Issue 11

Canal Digital Launches OnePlace TV Platform Featuring 3SS UI

by Andrew Fenn

Canal Digital has launched its new Android-based OTT-satellite hybrid TV platform for STBs, OnePlace, in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland. The platform features a newly-designed front end and user interface created by 3 Screen …

Tags:Android| Large Display Monitor| Nordics| STBs| Vol 25 - Issue 06

MTG to Sell Nordic Entertainment and Studios Assets to TDC

by Andrew Fenn

Modern Times Group (MTG) has entered into a definitive agreement to combine its Nordic Entertainment and Studios businesses with TDC, in order to create what it claims to be the first fully convergent entertainment …

Tags:Broadcast| Large Display Monitor| Mergers & Acquisitions| Mobile Display Monitor| Nordics| Vol 25 - Issue 05

Global OTT Brands Win in the Nordics

by Bob Raikes

Mediavision of Sweden has said that Netflix, along with YouTube and HBO, has been successful in the Nordics and interest in online video is again reaching new record levels across the region. At the …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Nordics| OTT Video| Vol 24 - Issue 48

ZetaDisplay To Acquire Seasam

by Bob Raikes

Nordic digital signage company, ZetaDisplay, has bought Finnish specialist Seasam for $5 million in cash and financed by news loans and new common shares in ZetaDisplay. Seasam has over 1100 sites in Finland and …

Tags:Digital Signage| DOOH| Large Display Monitor| Mergers & Acquisitions| Nordics| Vol 24 - Issue 22

Android UltraHD to Come to Finland

by Alan Spencer

The Finnish telco, DNA, is to launch an Android-based open ecosystem 4K-enabled box, the DNA TV-hubi. The launch will be in the spring, and will enable users to bring online video services to their …

Tags:Android| Large Display Monitor| Nordics| STBs| UltraHD| Vol 24 - Issue 17

Nordic region leads Europe’s SVOD market

by Alan Spencer

SVOD subscriber market share in the Nordic region in Q4 2016According to Dataxis research, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, collectively known as the Nordic region, leads the SVOD market in Europe. The region represented …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Nordics| SVOD| TV Viewing| Vol 24 - Issue 10

MTV Finland to Launch New Premium OTT Service

by Alan Spencer

Norigin Media is to build smart-TV applications on Samsung and LG Connected TVs for MTV Oy, the Finnish Media and TV company. MTV plans to launch a new premium TV streaming services using these …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| LG Electronics (LGE)| Nordics| Samsung| Smart TV| Vol 24 - Issue 09

NorDig Adopts HbbTV 2 Specification

by Isaac Oburu

NorDig, which coordinates the technical specifications for digital TV in the Nordics (Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark) and Ireland, has decided to support the adoption of HbbTV 2, an upgrade from its current support of …

Tags:Ireland| Large Display Monitor| Nordics| OTT Video| Smart TV| Vol 24 - Issue 06

Com Hem To Go ‘Boxless’

by Alan Spencer

Com Hem is looking to fibre to increase the popularity of its Boxer Digital Terrestrial Television service. Many customers churning from Boxer say they would have stayed if a fibre broadband service had been …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Nordics| STBs| Vol 24 - Issue 04