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, and Telenor Satellite
- Approximately 600 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 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.
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.
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.
Key Figures for Telenor Broadcast
|Third quarter||First three quarters||Year|
|(NOK in millions)|
|Canal Digital DTH||1.152||1.145||3.404||3.457||4.555|
|Total operating expenditures||395||425||1.284||1.356||1.841|
|EBITDA before other items|
|Canal Digital DTH||246||202||649||629||782|
|Total EBITDA before other items||555||540||1.546||1.784||2.231|
|Canal Digital DTH||224||187||581||587||709|
|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|
|No. of subscriptions – Change in quarter/Total (in thousands):|