Com Hem buys Boxer for €144m

Swedish operator Com Hem has agreed to buy rival Swedish pay TV operator Boxer TV Access for an enterprise value of SEK 1.33 billion (€144 million). Com Hem said the deal will help it to move into the single dwelling unit (SDU) market in Sweden with Boxer, the pay TV operator in the DTT network in Sweden, having […]

Boxer Denmark and Stofa embrace à la carte to head off OTT

Eighty per cent of new customers to Nordic pay TV operator Boxer’s Danish service have taken the option to choose their own TV channels, following the company’s decision to introduce à la carte choice 18 months ago. Boxer CEO Ulf Lund said that à la carte had been “a huge success”, with the number of […]

Turner closes three channels in Nordic markets

Turner Broadcasting is closing three of its channels in the Nordic market from tomorrow. Turner told local press in May that its decision to pull the channels, owned via Nordic subsidiary Nonstop Television, reflected changes in demand among the TV audience in the region and that in the future the company would focus on fewer […]

Boxer gives Wiklund new role

Swedish digital-terrestrial pay TV provider Boxer has named Per Wiklund as its new commercial director.  Wiklund, who has held a number of roles at the pay TV unit including sales director and head of international operations, will report to CEO Jonas Lönnquist. Wiklund said Boxer now had the opportunity to build and sell new services […]

C More shuts down kids channel, moves content online

TV4 Group-owned Nordic pay TV unit C More has shut down its C More Kids channel, migrating its kids content online, and has replaced it with C More Emotion, an advertising-free channel featuring dramas and romantic comedies.  The move will see kids content becoming available only via the C More Play on-demand service, available via […]

Paramount Channel launches in Sweden

Viacom International Media Networks-owned Paramount Channel has launched in Sweden.  The channel is available from today on the Swedish digital-terrestrial network as part of the Boxer pay TV service, making catalogue moves including Saving Private Ryan, Munich and Disturbia available to Swedish viewers. The linear channel’s launch will also be accompanied by a catch-up service. […]

Boxer launches multiscreen service, taps Norigin Media for platform

Teracom-owned Nordic digital-terrestrial pay TV service Boxer has launched its previously announced multiscreen service, providing live TV and VoD across Sweden and Denmark. The new Boxer Play TV streaming service includes a variety of live channels and VOD subscription packs. Teracom has tapped Norway-based technology provider Norigin Media to provide the multiscreen apps to support […]

Fox strikes Boxer deal ahead of Swedish launch

Fox International Channels (FIC) has extended the reach of its flagship channel Fox in Sweden by concluding a deal with digital-terrestrial pay TV operator Boxer.  The deal follows an earlier agreement with Swedish cable operator Com Hem that will see the channel launch to all subscribers later this summer. Fox has secured a DTT licence […]

Boxer adds Horse1

Swedish digital-terrestrial TV platform Boxer has added equestrian interest channel Horse1 to its programming line-up. The channel is available to Boxer subscribers with an MPEG-4-capable receiver. Sweden-based Horse1 shows a range of international and local content, including documentaries and international competitions.

Al Jazeera launches in Sweden

Al Jazeera has launched in Sweden as part of the Teracom-backed Boxer digital-terrestrial TV platform.  Al Jazeera’s English-languagte version has secured a licence from the Swedish Broadcasting Authority and the channel will air 24 hours a day on Channel 38. “The granting of this licence by the Swedish Broadcasting Authority is an endorsement of the […]