Telenor Broadcast

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 and satellite services.

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.

Key facts:

  • Substantial growth over the past decade
  • Owns Canal Digital, Norkring, and Telenor Satellite
  • Approximately 600 employees worldwide

CEOs of the Broadcast companies

Broadcast business description

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 930 thousands DTH households across the Nordics choose Canal Digital as their entertainment platform.

Canal Digital AS is led by CEO Ragnar Kårhus, who runs the Canal Digital companies in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark.

Visit Canal Digital website

Norkring develops, builds and operates the Digital terrestrial network for television and radio in Norway and Belgium. (DTT and DAB).

The company is today Norway’s largest provider of broadcasting services, providing nationwide transmissions networks for TV and Radio.
Norkring also offers services within Site management, Medianet and colocation.

Norkring is the owner of a large amount of terrestrial transmitters spread throughout Norway.

As the leading player in the Norwegian market, Norkring has a long history and wide knowledge in terrestrial broadcasting services.

The company has played an important role in developing the broadcasting market, with a task to offer customers improved and better products and solutions.

Norkring is led by CEO Torbjørn Ø. Teigen.
The headquarters are situated at Telenor Fornebu, on the outskirts of Oslo, Norway.

Norkring AS is fully owned by Telenor.

Visit the Norkring website

As the leading Satellite operator in the Nordic region and a major provider of satellite communication services, Telenor Satellite, delivers quality TV broadcasting services across Europe. Positioned at 1º West, Telenor Satellite 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. Telenor Satellite has also extended their position and transitioned Thor III to its new orbital location, 4° West, offering inclined orbit operations throughout the Middle East.

Morten Tengs is the CEO of Telenor Satellite. The company’s main office is based at Telenor Fornebu, Norway.

Visit Telenor Satellite website.

Key Figures for Telenor Broadcast

Third quarter First three quarters Year
2017 2016 2017 2016 2016
(NOK in millions)
Revenues
Canal Digital DTH          1.152          1.145          3.404          3.457          4.555
Satellite              223              242              677              720              955
Norkring              264              279              828          1.054          1.333
Other/Eliminations            (118)            (121)            (353)            (360)            (477)
Total revenues           1.520          1.546          4.556          4.871          6.366
Total operating expenditures              395              425          1.284          1.356          1.841
EBITDA before other items
Canal Digital DTH              246              202              649              629              782
Satellite              155              178              450              492              650
Norkring              159              163              459              680              822
Other/Eliminations                 (4)                 (4)              (13)              (16)              (23)
Total EBITDA before other items              555              540          1.546          1.784          2.231
Operating profit
Canal Digital DTH              224              187              581              587              709
Satellite                74                95              558              242              313
Norkring                82                88              231              318              377
Other/Eliminations                 (4)                 (6)              (11)              (18)              (29)
Total operating profit              375              364          1.358          1.128          1.370
EBITDA before other items/Total revenues (%)             36,5             34,9             33,9             36,6             35,0
Capex                80                87              270              276              412
No. of subscriptions – Change in quarter/Total (in thousands):
DTH TV                 (8)                 (6)              843              865              862