The dispute between Canal Digital and Discovery Networks over the amount paid by Canal Digital for the Discovery brands meant viewers had been without some of their favourite channels for 10 days.
Thanking customers for their patience, Canal Digital CEO Ragnar Kårhus said: “We are very happy that we now have arrived at a solution which means that our customers again get the opportunity to see TV Norge and the Discovery channels. This is a forward-looking agreement that gives customers access to good local and international content tailored to customer usage habits.”
As part of the agreement Canal Digital will have access to a new package of Premier League football from 2017.
Harald Stromme, CEO of TV Norge and Discovery Networks, was also in apologetic mood: “We have arrived at a solution that enables us to continue to invest in good, Norwegian content. These have been demanding negotiations, but we have finally arrived at a good solution, especially for viewers. They will now have access to more Norwegian football, cheaper, in the coming years. Telenor and Canal Digital are important contributors and supporters when from 2017 can realise our ‘football to the people vision.”
No financial terms have been released, meaning that the price of Stromme’s coffee cup will not now be made public.
Top content shown during TV Norge’s absence from Norwegian screens will get a second airing and will also now find its way into the archives of the Canal Digital GO and T-We catch up services.