Cablecom introduces new digital offer, sets CI Plus launch date

Swiss cable operator Cablecom will offer a new basic digital TV service featuring 55 channels to 1.5 million households from June. The Liberty Global-owned operator will also introduce a CI Plus option to its customers.

Cablecom will charge subscribers an additional CHF0.70 (€0.50) per month to upgrade to the basic digital service, which will cost CHF23.20. Customers will be able to rent a new HD set-top for CHF4 per month, enabling them to receive the new digital channels and a 300kbps internet connection.

The operator is also launching a CI Plus option in June, enabling customers to watch the digital channels on additional TV sets. The new DigiCard will cost CHF99 per month.

Cablecom has invested more that CHF1bn to increase the capacity of its network, which is 95% fibre optic. To-date, more than 400,000 of its customers have upgraded to digital services.