Telenor Broadcast is the leading provider of television and broadcasting services to households and enterprises in the Nordic region.
Telenor Broadcast has a strong position in the Nordic TV distribution market, in European satellite transmission and in conditional access technology worldwide. The company has also an international standing in terrestrial transmission, based on the experience and competence built in our home market.
- Substantial growth over the past decade
- Owns Canal Digital, Norkring, Conax and Telenor Satellite Broadcasting
- Approximately 800 employees worldwide
Telenor Broadcast is the leading provider of television and broadcasting services to households and enterprises in the Nordic region, measured by subscribers and revenues through its B2C (business- to- consumer) entertainment company, Canal Digital.
Canal Digital today offers over 130 TV channels to end customers. Close to 1 million DTH households across the Nordics choose Canal Digital as their entertainment platform.
Canal Digital AS is led by CEO Patrik Hofbauer, who runs the Canal Digital companies in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark. Visit Canal Digital website
Norkring develops, builds and operates the DTT and DAB, terrestrial broadcasting in Norway, Belgium and Slovenia. The company is today Norway’s largest provider of broadcasting services, providing nationwide transmissions networks for TV and Radio.
Norkring is the owner of a large amount of terrestrial transmitters; 47 main transmitter sites and 2700 smaller sites, containing more than 7000 transmitters spread throughout Norway.
Norkring is led by CEO Torbjørn Ø. Teigen. Their headquarters are situated at Telenor Fornebu, on the outskirts of Oslo, Norway. Visit the Norkring website
Telenor Group’s most international company, Conax, manufactures and sells encryption services for the television industry. The leading supplier of smart card-based conditional access, security and payment solutions, has a strong international footprint with customers in over 85 countries.
The company provides state-of-the-art content protection via cable, satellite, IP, terrestrial and wireless cable (MMDS). Conax started as a Research & Development project at the Telenor research labs in the 80′s, and was established as an independent company within the Telenor Group in 1994.
Conax headquarters are located in Oslo, Norway, with subsidiaries in USA, India, Germany, Russia, Singapore, China, Thailand, Brazil and Canada. CEO of Conax is Morten Solbakken. Visit the Conax website
As the leading Satellite operator in the Nordic region and a major provider of satellite communication services, Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc), delivers quality TV broadcasting services across Europe. Positioned at 1º West, Telenor Satellite Broadcasting owns and operates satellites, THOR 5 and THOR 6, as well as owning high powered capacity on the Intelsat 10-02 satellite. Collectively, the satellites encompass a broad coverage area, reaching a third of the world’s landmass.
Transmitting nearly 700 TV channels and hundreds of radio stations, 1º West is a prime position for content distribution and turnaround services in the Nordic Region and throughout Europe, specifically Central and Eastern Europe. TSBc has also extended their position and transitioned Thor III to its new orbital location, 4° West, offering inclined orbit operations throughout the Middle East.
Cato Halsaa is the CEO of TSBc. The company’s main office is based at Telenor Fornebu, Oslo, Norway. Visit Telenor Satellite Broadcasting’s website.
Key Figures for broadcast
|(NOK in millions)||4th quarter||Year|
|Canal Digital DTH||1 109||1 143||4 428||4 478|
|Total revenues||1 679||1 754||6 677||6 900|
|EBITDA before other items|
|Canal Digital DTH||122||148||635||545|
|Total EBITDA before other items||455||471||2 023||1 881|
|Canal Digital DTH||102||102||570||453|
|Total operating profit||289||232||1 406||1 181|
|EBITDA before other items/Total revenues (%)||27,1||26,9||30,3||27,3|
|Investments in businesses||-||-||-||(2)|
|No. of subscriptions - Change in quarter/Total (in thousands):|