Telenor launches TV for fibre customers in Norway

Thursday, March 18th, 2010
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FORNEBU — Telenor’s IP TV product is now launched, providing Telenor’s fibre customers with the ideal communications solution for the whole family: high-speed broadband, telephony and probably the best range of TV in the Nordic Region – all on the same fibre optic cable.

Telenor (Oslo:TEL) has now started to sell IP TV, initially to its customers in Norway with fibre (broadband and telephony) already installed.

“With the TV package we now have available, we can begin to sell a complete Triple Play solution to our fibre customers,” says Svein Henning Kirkeng, head of Telenor’s private market segment in Norway.

Excellent quality

Telenor’s new TV solution has been undergoing testing since the autumn of 2009. Active test users have tested the product’s technical and consumer quality, and in relation to processes and solutions for installation and supply. In all respects, quality levels have been reported as high.

“On behalf of our customers, Telenor has set very high quality requirements for the end user’s product. The customers who have tested the pilot have given exceptionally good feedback on the product we are now launching on the market. In particular, they state that the small, quiet TV box, which is also available in a recording version – PVR – with time shift and pause function for live broadcasts, is a valuable feature,” adds Kirkeng.

Best content in the Nordic Region

Telenor’s TV customers will be offered the best TV content in the Nordic Region, covering everything normally associated with ‘traditional TV’ to multi-room solutions where there are TV sets in several rooms. The entire portfolio of TV channels from Canal Digital and Viasat is available to Telenor’s TV customers. The OnDemand function with additional content from various content providers will also be available. Many of the TV channels and films will be offered in HD quality.

Best film shop in Norway?

Telenor has one of the best film ‘shops’ in Norway, with a wide range of different film categories all easily accessible from the remote control and on-screen menu, allowing customers to choose the latest films from the major film companies, domestic and international. The film shop will always stock several thousand titles to satisfy the entire spectrum of interests and needs.