Com Hem looks to OTT SVOD as ‘next step’ in convergence strategy

Swedish cable operator sees OTT TV as a “natural next step” to extend its reach following the launch of a box-less subscription video-on-demand offering in April. Com Hem, which saw its TV base fall in the first quarter, highlighted both its launch of its advanced TV box and a new OTT SVOD service as evidence […]

New sports news channel for Com Hem and Boxer subs

Swedish newspaper Expressen has struck a deal with cable operator Com Hem and its Boxer digital-terrestrial TV arm to launch new sports news channel SportExpressen TV on the Com Hem and Boxer networks. The channel, which is broadcasting 24-hour news coverage of the Olympic Winter Games in Korea, will be available free of charge to […]

Com Hem and Boxer launch TV podcast service

Swedish cable operator Com Hem and its digital-terrestrial pay TV arm Boxer have launched a new short-form ‘TV podcast’ service that is available to Com Hem and Boxer Play customers. The new service, Podd TV, features short-form shows spanning music, popular culture, home and lifestyle content. Podd TV is being produced in collaboration with Consurge […]

Com Hem takes Bonnier’s Sports Channel

Sweden’s Bonnier Broadcasting, owner of TV4 and C More, has signed a deal with Com Hem to bring its new Sports Channel to the cable operator’s pay TV subscribers. Com Hem cable and Boxer digital-terrestrial subscribers will have access to the channel, which shows matches from the Allsvenskan football league, SHL hockey league, the Swedish […]

Discovery channels disappear from Sweden’s Com Hem and Boxer

Discovery’s channels will disappear from Sweden’s Com Hem and Boxer platforms in Poland today after the cable operator, which also owns the Boxer DTT pay TV platform, failed to come to an acceptable agreement over carriage terms with the US factual programming giant. Com Hem said that, like a number of other Swedish TV operators […]

Boxer launches broadband in Skellefteå

Swedish TV operator Boxer has launched a broadband service in the city of Skellefteå in the northern part of the country. Boxer is launching its broadband offering in partnership with Skellefteå Kraft Fibernät, which operates an open cable network,, in the industrial city. Boxer said its broadband offering would be available to both multiple […]

Teracom sells Boxer Denmark to Stofa owner

Energy group SE, the owner of Danish cable operator Stofa, has agreed to acquire digital-terrestrial pay TV outfit Boxer Denmark from its Swedish owner Teracom. The deal means that SE will acquire Boxer TV’s 280,000 customers in the country, strengthening its position in the pay TV market. SE Group president Niels Duedahl said that the […]

Com Hem closes Boxer acquisition

Com Hem has closed its SEK 1.33 billion (€144 million) acquisition of rival Swedish pay TV operator Boxer. In a statement issued this morning, Com Hem said that Boxer will be consolidated into Com Hem’s financial statements from September 30, 2016. Com Hem said that it expects the acquisition to generate approximately SEK300m in additional underlying […]

Com Hem’s Boxer takeover gets competition authority approval

Com Hem’s SEK 1.33 billion (€144 million) buyout of rival Swedish pay TV operator Boxer has received approval from the Swedish Competition Authority. In a statement, Com Hem said the acquisition is now expected to complete “shortly” having received all necessary approvals. The news comes after the Swedish state, through cabinet minister Mikael Damberg, approved […]

Com Hem gets state approval for Boxer buyout

Swedish pay TV operator Com Hem has won state approval for its SEK 1.33 billion (€144 million) buyout of domestic rival Boxer TV. The Swedish state, through cabinet minister Mikael Damberg, approved the sale of all the shares of Boxer TV to Com Hem. The green light means that Com Hem must now just wait […]