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Sport Business: Discovery and Telia strike carriage agreement following blackout

Telia and international media group Discovery have agreed a new carriage agreement in the Nordic region following a six-day blackout of Discovery channels on the telco’s platform.

The new deal will give Telia customers access to 11 Discovery-owned channels, including Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2. The agreement will also give the telco the ability to resell Discovery’s OTT streaming service Dplay to its customers later this year.

Telia’s customers lost access to Discovery’s channels in the Nordics (Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden) on March 3, after the pair failed to reach an agreement before the previous deals expiry date.

Stein-Erik Vellan, chief executive officer at Telia Norway said: “There have been some tough negotiations, but we are now looking forward to a long-term collaboration with Discovery. The collaboration will give viewers even more high-quality content, greater choice and, not least, the freedom to enjoy the entertainment the way they want.”

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Digital TV Europe: Telia loses Eurosport channels in Nordics amid Discovery standoff

Telia has dropped Eurosport’s channels after the Nordic operator failed to reach a new carriage deal with broadcaster Discovery.

Viewers in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden saw the Eurosport channels disappear on the morning of March 3 at the expiration of the current carriage deal.

As reported by Sport Business, the operator said that it is hoping to bring the channels back.

Read entire article HERE.