Com Hem

Com Hem appoints Barron as executive chairman

Swedish cable operator Com Hem has appointed Virgin Media’s former chief operating officer Andrew Barron as executive chairman.  Barron, who was replaced at Virgin Media earlier this year by former UPC Ireland managing director Dana Strong, following Liberty Media’s buyout of the company, brings 18 years of experience to the role. He will work closely […]

Best of British SVOD service Cirkus launches on Com Hem

Cirkus, the subscription VOD service for pay TV platforms, has launched on Swedish MSO Com Hem. The service went live as part of Com Hem’s new TiVo offer. Cirkus packages British content and has deals with ITV Studios, BBC Worldwide and All3Media among others, giving it shows including Sherlock, Midsomer Murders and Poirot. Drama series […]

Com Hem hit by competition, but grows number of homes

Swedish cable operator Com Hem saw a slight decrease in overall revenue in the third quarter, while posting an increase in homes connected. The cable operator grew its connected homes base by 41,000 in the quarter, ending September owth 1.789 million homes. Com Hem had 603,000 digital TV subscribers at the end of September, down […]

Bonnier gives top job to Com Hem CEO

Swedish media group Bonnier has appointed the chief executive of Scandinavian operator Com Hem, Tomas Franzén, as its new CEO.  Franzén, who has led Com Hem since 2008, is due to succeed current Bonnier CEO, Jonas Bonnier, who leaves at the start of 2014. Announcing the hire, Carl-Johan Bonnier, board chair for Bonnier, said that […]

TiVo makes subscriber gains, tips more Netflix deployments

TiVo reported its strongest ever quarter of cable subscription additions in Q3 and predicted more operator-Netflix deals following implementations for Virgin Media in the UK and Com Hem in Sweden. For the three months ending October 31, TiVo said it had a strong quarter with almost 300,000 MSO additions and total subscription numbers increasing by […]

Com Hem extends reach of services in Linköping

Swedish cable operator Com Hem has struck the latest in a series of deals to provide its services over the networks of local network operators. The cable operator has agreed a deal with Utskit Bredband in Linköping to provide triple-play services over its network. The agreement means that Com Hem’s internet, TV and telephony services […]

Com Hem to supply services over Utsikt Bredband network

Swedish cable operator Com Hem has signed a framework agreement with municipal network Utsikt Bredband in the Linköping area of south-central Sweden to deliver its broadband, TV and telephony services to Utsikt Bredband customers.  Com Hem’s services will be available to the 40,000 households connected to the network. The agreement is the latest in a […]

Com Hem launches TiVo marketing campaign

Swedish cable operator Com Hem has launched the marketing campaign for its new TiVo service. Com Hem’s campaign is based on the theme of liberating viewers by providing time to live their life, with the TiVo service working tirelessly to search, recommend and record TV that they like. The campaign, created by UK-based agency RKCR/Y&R, […]

Netflix to be part of Com Hem’s TiVo offering

Swedish cable operator Com Hem will offer Netflix as part of its TiVo offering when it launches on October 7. The addition of Netflix to the offering will bring the opportunity to view series including House of Cards, Hemlock Grove and Orange is the New Black to Com Hem subscribers. The move is the first […]

Com Hem strikes city network deal in Halmstad

Swedish cable operator Com Hem has struck an agreement to deliver services via the city network of Halmstad in south-western Sweden. The agreement means that about 18,000 households connected to the Halmstad city network will now be able to receive Com Hem’s TV, broadband and telephony services.