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Com Hem names Franzén’s replacement as CEO, new COO

Swedish cable operator Com Hem has named Anders Nilsson as its new CEO following the departure of Tomas Franzén, who will leave the company on March 6.

Nilsson is currently the company’s executive vice-president, commercial and services. He previously worked for Modern Times Group as managing director of its Swedish operations and CEO of its online division.

Com Hem has also named former Virgin Media executive Jon James as its new chief operating officer.

James was group strategy director at Virgin Media and is the latest of a series of executives to move from the now Liberty Global-owned UK cable operator to Com Hem, including executive chairman Andrew Barron and chief product officer Asanga Gunatillaka.

Com Hem has revealed that its TiVo advanced TV service – a technology choice it shares with Virgin Media – now reaches 6% of its customer base after selling 38,000 subscriptions in the three months since launch.