Canal Digital is close to introducing a new Linux-based application that will bring in a new video-on-demand service for its satellite and cable customers.
Canal Digital was hit by more subscriber losses in the fourth quarter of 2009. The number of DTH subscribers fell by 11,000 on the quarter, while cable households decreased by a further 4,000.
A new agreement between Viasat and the antenna union FDA has secured the popular TV3 and other Viasat channels for Canal Digital. There had been concerns that Viasat would withdraw its bouquet from operators that signed an agreement with the Telenor-owned operator.
Proposals to raise the amount paid by Norwegian cablenets for commercial channel TV2 by some 1,500% have been ruled illegal by the Cable Dispute Tribunal.
EXCLUSIVE: Canal Digital will next April launch a video on demand service for its satellite subscribers in the Nordic region, cable will follow before the beginning of June, Telenor Broadcast Holding CEO Christian Albech told Broadband TV News.
BROADBAND TV NEWS EXCLUSIVE: UPC Direct will share channels with the Nordic satellite platform Canal Digital when it moves from Astra to the One West orbital slot early in 2010
Canal Digital has welcomed a decision by Sweden’s market court that allows the pay-TV platform to automatically renew subscriber contracts.
The Danish public broadcaster Danmarks Radio switched off its remaining analogue television transmitters in the night of October 31/November 1 and is now “all digital.” At the same time, the new HD channel DR HD was launched. And pay TV platform Boxer was able to launch its full package of channels.
Canal Digital has become the latest cable operator to take advantage of the growing number of integrated digital televisions (IDTVs) with a built in cable tuner.
The internet provided a welcome boost for Telenor’s Broadcast division in the second quarter.