Sweden Digital TV News

EU opens competition investigation into Telia's acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting
May 10, 2019 – The European Commission has opened an investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting by Telia Company. The Commission is concerned that the merged entity may shut out competitors from the audio-visual sector in Finland and Sweden.
News categories: European Commission, Telia Company, Bonnier Broadcasting, Digital TV, Finland, MnA, Regulation, Sweden

Media subscription spend in Sweden continues to rise
May 8, 2019 – Consumers in Sweden are spending an increasing amount of money on media subscriptions and services each month. This development has, for some time, exceeded the growth in spend for access services (e.g. broadband and mobile subscriptions), according to Mediavision.
News categories: Mediavision, Digital TV, Market Research, Sweden

Record-breaking TV market revenue in Sweden-driven by online
Apr 30, 2019 – Mediavision estimates the total Swedish TV market 2018 to SEK 25.3 billion. SVOD and AVOD continue to act as the main drivers, fueling the growth. Both total TV revenues and SVOD penetration have reached new record levels in the country.
News categories: Mediavision, Digital TV, Market Research, Sweden

Daily reach for online video and traditional TV now on par in Sweden
Apr 24, 2019 – The soon to be released Q1 analysis of the Video Market in Sweden, from Mediavision, reveals that online and traditional viewing now is on par in terms of daily reach. Online viewing has grown rapidly in recent years while broadcast is declining.
News categories: Mediavision, Digital TV, Market Research, OTT, Sweden

Telenor and Nordija to deliver next generation TV and media platform
Mar 29, 2019 – Nordija has signed a contract with Telenor Sweden to deliver a next generation TV and media system that enables customers to consume content on all devices and platforms.
News categories: Nordija, Telenor, Jeroen van Vliet, Leif Björklund, Digital TV, Sweden, UX

Local online video actors particularly strong in the Nordics
Mar 20, 2019 – Local online video actors are particularly strong in the Nordics compared to the European market. Mediavision has found that Netflix and Amazon combined holds roughly a 40% share of all Nordic online video subscriptions.
News categories: Mediavision, Denmark, Digital TV, Europe, Finland, Market Research, Norway, OTT, Sweden

TV4 extends SSAI with Yospace to include TV Everywhere service
Feb 27, 2019 – TV4 has agreed an extension with Yospace to provide server-side ad insertion (SSAI) across its TV Everywhere service, TV4Play. TV4 was the first company with the technology in Sweden, initially using it to monetise VoD content before applying it to live channels, too.
News categories: Yospace, TV4, Edward New, Mathias Berg, Advertising, Digital TV, Sweden, TV Everywhere

Sweden's household media spend on the rise
Feb 7, 2019 – According to Mediavision, Swedish households continuously spend more money on media services. During 2018 an average Swedish household spent 450 SEK per month on media subscriptions. The appetite for video services remain high, video spend has increased by almost 20% compared to 2017.
News categories: Mediavision, Natalia Borelius, Digital TV, Market Research, Sweden

Google dominating immature Swedish smart speaker market
Feb 6, 2019 – In the US, the smart speaker market has accelerated quickly during 2018. According to Mediavision, the Nordics have not adopted the smart speaker quite as fast, partly explained by the language barrier.
News categories: Mediavision, Market Research, Smart Home, Sweden