Telenor has launched its long-awaited IPTV service to its 623,000 broadband customers in Norway. The addition of television content to the telco’s existing telephony and broadband offers completes the triple play package over its fibre network.
“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. 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.
The consumer offer brings together content from both Telenor’s Canal Digital and its sometime rival Viasat. OnDemand content will also be available from a number of channels as will live and on demand HD. The movie library will feature several thousand titles.
The basic 12-channel package comprises NRK Tegnspråk, NRK, NRK2, NRK3, TV2, TV2 Zebra, TV2 Nyhetskanalen, TV Norge, FEM, TV4, SVT1, SVT2, SVT HD and BBC World News at a cost of NOK 178 (€22.30) per month or NOK 2,136 for an annual subscription. PVR, Multiroom, etc is available for an additional fee. 39 channels are available through Canal Digital Medium and 53 through Canal Digital Premium.