We Provide Tailored TV Solutions

Hoist Group is Sweden’s largest comprehensive supplier of TV channels and screening rights to the public sector and holds exclusive rights to many of the most popular channels. We can manage every aspect of TV distribution and TV technology and also offer TV solutions and systems for special environments like institutions and hospitals.

  • TV technology to suit every need.
  • TV channels to suit every taste.
  • WiFi for new TV technology.
  • Framework agreements for municipalities and county councils irrespective of distribution type.
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Procurements for TV Technology and Channels Save You Money

  • Do you have the right agreement for screening TV programming in your organization?
  • How much are your agreements costing you?

Having the right TV licensing agreement means public screening in your organization adheres to copyright laws. There is also a good chance that obtaining licensing agreements through procurement processes will both reduce your costs and give you a better overview of your costs.

Facts About Screening Rights

Special rules apply to the retransmission of TV channels in public settings, and screening TV programmes in public/institutional settings requires a licensing agreement. The television companies determine the rights to programmes and which rights apply depends on which category the company falls under.

This includes hotels, offices, restaurants, bars, gyms, schools, hospitals and military installations. Screening television programmes without a licence is a violation of copyright law.

Copyright

According to §2 of the Act on Copyright in Literary and Artistic Works (Swedish Code of Statutes, SFS 1960:729), radio and television broadcasts protected by law may not be made available to the general public, such as through public screening, without the rightful owner’s consent. According to §53 of the Act, such infringements incur criminal penalties consisting of fines or imprisonment for a maximum of two years. According to §54, any person who wilfully or due to negligence infringes on these rights shall also be liable to pay compensation for the damage the infringement has caused. The same paragraph states that regardless of whether the infringement was intentional or caused by negligence, compensation that comprises a reasonable recompense for the use of the right shall be paid.

FAQ

Does your signal or smart card need updating?

If the card needs a signal update after we have activated it, contact our 24-hour helpline.

Call +46 (08)-562 443 36 and follow the instructions given.
1. Enter the box’s CAM ID/Receiver ID (11 digits)
2. Enter the card number (12 digits)

Note that this only works if the card has already been activated and simply requires updating. The receiver ID cannot be changed using this function.

Remember to have the card number and CAM ID/Receiver ID ready when you call.

Why do we need to sign a licensing agreement?

It is not legal to screen TV programmes in public/institutional settings, such as hotels, offices, restaurants, bars, gyms, schools, hospitals and military facilities, without a licensing agreement. Screening television programmes without a licence is a violation of copyright law.

We have cable TV in our building and want to screen our channels. What should we do?

Contact Hoist Group to ensure that your cable TV distributor can offer business subscriptions. The majority of distributors have cooperation agreements with Hoist Group. You sign the agreement with Hoist Group and we will make sure you get the hardware and smart cards needed for your distributor.

Can we add more channels during the contract period?

Yes. Place your orders with Hoist Group.

Can we buy screening rights for individual events, such as the Champions League final?

No. An ordinary business subscription is required. If you plan to hold a special event, contact Hoist Group for more information.

Should I also make payments to the distributor?

No. The distributor can charge a fee for providing the TV channels. Ordinarily, this is included in the subscription.

Who should I call if I need technical support?

Call Hoist Support on +46 (0)8-555 686 00.

I want to cancel my agreement. What should I do?

Cancellations must be made in writing and sent by e-mail to ov@hoistgroup.com.

I have received a new box. What do I do now?

Instructions and a manual are included with your new box. If you have any problems installing your box, contact Hoist Support.

How do I connect the card to the box?

Instructions are included with the smart card. If you have any problems, contact Hoist Support.

Where is the box/STB ID?

You will usually find the number on the bottom or back side of the box.

I need a new box. What should I do?

Contact Hoist Support or your contact at Hoist Group.

Does the box I bought come with a guarantee?

The guarantee is valid for 12 months from the contract’s start date.

I need a new remote control. Who do I contact?

You can place orders with Hoist Support or your contact at Hoist Group.

Will I receive SVT’s HD channels if I have the ordinary channels?

To receive SVT’s HD channels, you need a HD receiver. To order a new receiver, contact Hoist Support or your contact at Hoist Group.

Would you like to know more about this?

Contact us, or leave your contact information and we will get back to you.

Hoist Group
ov@hoistgroup.com
+44 20 87 47 67 66