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TV4 Group

TV4 AB
Company nameTV4 Group
Company typePrivate (subsidiary of Bonnier)
IndustryMedia
Founded1984
HeadquartersStockholm
Key peopleJan Scherman (CEO), Torsten Larsson (chairman)
ServicesBroadcasting
Revenue(+) 3388 Million SEK (2008)
Employees900
ParentNordic Broadcasting Oy

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TV4 Group (previously known as Nordisk Television AB and TV4 AB) is a Swedish media company that owns the largest commercial television channel in Sweden, TV4.

Since 2007, the company is fully owned by Bonnier through Nordic Broadcasting Oy. The stock used to be traded at the Stockholm Stock Exchange but was removed from the stock exchange when Bonnier took full control of the company.

In an interesting move, two Swedish filmmakers sued the TV4 Group over copyright infringement in November 2004 for placing commercials during their film's TV broadcasts. This was unexpected, given that commercial broadcasters around the world normally interrupt their programs to make money. Surprisingly, the filmmakers won. Though the verdict lacks any real effect, contracts today are written with a clause that commercial breaks will take place and both filmmakers claimed it to be a victory for directors in Sweden.


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