Telenor Broadcast is the leading provider of DTH television in the Nordic region, measured by subscribers and revenues. Telenor Broadcast also provides terrestrial transmission services, satellite services and content security solutions.
Updated: August 2013
The Telenor Broadcast business area comprises the following business lines:
Canal Digital DTH provides pay-TV services to close to 1 million households with DTH satellite dishes throughout the Nordic region. In Denmark, Sweden and Norway Canal Digital DTH also offers TV services through privately owned satellite master antenna TV networks (SMATV), which serve households in multiple dwellings, such as housing associations and antenna unions.
Satellite Broadcasting provides satellite communication services for broadcasting, data communication and occasional use from the orbital position 1° 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 throughout Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.
Norkring is the leading provider of terrestrial broadcasting services in Norway, operating one of the largest networks in Europe. The company is the owner of a large number of terrestrial transmitters; 47 main transmitter sites and 2,700 smaller sites containing more than 7,000 transmitters spread throughout Norway. Norkring also owns and operates the terrestrial transmission network in the Flanders region in Belgium through its subsidiary Norkring België.
Conax is a global provider of security solutions for digital TV. Through its subsidiaries and network of partners, Conax offers security solutions for digital TV to more than 350 pay-TV operators in more than 80 countries.
Other comprises activities related to Telenor Media Invest. Telenor Media Invest (TMI)’s purpose is to help Telenor’s operating units to gain access to attractive content, identify and develop content based business opportunities and manage Telenor’s investments in content providers and media companies. TMI consists of the two consolidated companies, Telenor Media Invest AS in Norway and Danmarks Digital TV AS in Denmark, as well as the associated companies Amedia AS (48.2% ownership interest), RiksTV AS (33.3% ownership interest), Norges Televisjon AS (33.3% ownership interest) and C More Group AB (35% ownership interest).