Telenor : Morten Tengs new CEO at Telenor Satellite Broadcasting
(Fornebu 01.29.2013) Morten Tengs (51) has been appointed as the new CEO at
Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc). Mr.Tengs comes from the position
asSenior Vice President at Telenor Group's regional office for Asia, in
Bangkok. He succeeds Cato Halsaa, who is to retire this summer.
"Morten Tengs will be starting in his new role this summer. His broad
experience and competence from executive positions in several Telenor
companies, will be an important contribution to further development of Telenor
Satellite Broadcasting," says Telenor Broadcast SVP & CEO Patrik Hofbauer, who
is also chairman for TSBc.
"I am impressed that TSBc has taken such an important position in the market,
whilst at the same time renewing their fleet of satellites. The last addition
is the THOR 7 satellite, which will be ready for operation as of 2014. I look
forward to taking over the lead of the company, and I am delighted for the
opportunity to work with such motivated and highly skilled employees. I would
also like to thank Cato Halsaa for the dedication and hard work he has
invested in TSBc, which has contributed to a company well positioned for
future growth," says Mr. Tengs.
Morten Tengs has since June 2011 been a part of Telenor Group's regional
management team in Asia, and is today also member of the board at dtac, DiGi,
Telenor Pakistan and Grameenphone. Mr. Tengs has been part of the Telenor
Group since 1995 and has held a number of executive positions in, amongst
others, Telenor Global Services, Telenor Corporate Development and Telenor
Satellite Services. Mr. Tengs is a graduated engineer from AiD (Grimstad,
Norway), and holds a Master degree in Economics, from the Norwegian business
A photo of Morten Tengs can be downloaded here:
Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc)
is the leading satellite operator in the Nordic region and a major provider of
satellite communication services. TSBc has achieved phenomenal success in
consistently delivering quality TV broadcasting services across Europe. TSBc
owns and operates satellites THOR5 and THOR6, positioned at 1ºWest, and owns
high-powered capacity on the THOR 10 02 satelliteat the same position.
Together, the satellites encompass a broad coverage area throughout Europe,
the Middle East and North Africa. Transmitting nearly 700 TV channels and
hundreds of radio stations, 1ºWest is a prime position for content
distribution and turnaround services in the Nordic Region and throughout
Europe, specifically Central and Eastern Europe. TSBc has also moved its Thor
III satellite to 4°West and established inclined-service operations throughout
the Middle East. TSBc is operating teleports in Norway, the UK and Sweden, and
has an advanced data network between this teleports. In the period 2008-2013
TSBc invested 4 billion NOK, amongst others in the new satellite THOR 7, to be
launched in 2014. THOR 7 will cover the North Sea, parts of the Barents Sea,
Baltic Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. The company has its
headquarters at the Telenor offices at Fornebu outside Oslo. TSBc is 100%
owned by Telenor Broadcast Holding AS.
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