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Telia licenses standalone OTT rights for Sweden and Finland to Discovery Networks

Tuesday 19 May 2020 | 09:31 CET | News
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Telia Company has announced that it is licensing out its standalone OTT rights for Sweden and Finland to Discovery Networks. Telia had offered a commitment to license out those rights to one other market player in the two countries last November, in order to secure the commission's approval for Telia's acquisition of the Bonnier Broadcasting companies TV4, C More and MTV.

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite / Internet
Companies: Bonnier / C More / Discovery Networks / European Commission / Telia
Countries: Finland / Sweden
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