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Com Hem launches 500Mbps broadband

Swedish cable operator Com Hem has launched a 500Mbps broadband services and upped the speed of its existing broadband offerings.  The 500Mbps service is available to over one million households. Com Hem said the product was designed to meet growing demand from users to download movies direct from the web. It said the service enables […]

Com Hem trials new TiVo service

Swedish cable operator Com Hem is trialling its new TiVo service ahead of its full launch.  In a blog post, the firm said that it has selected 20 people who will test the service over four weeks, who will blog about their experience. Com Hem opened registrations for its forthcoming TiVo advanced TV offering back […]

Com Hem strikes deal with Phone House

Swedish cable operator Com Hem has struck an agreement with local retailer Phone House to make its products and services available from Phone House stores.  Com Hem will sell its full range of broadband, telephony and TV services via Phone House retail outlets, including the forthcoming TiVo service.

VOD service Cirikus in distribution deal with Com Hem

New subscription video-on-demand Cirkus has scored a major multi-year distribution deal with Swedish cable operator Com Hem, DTVE sister title TBI has learned. From autumn this year, Cirkus will be made available to Com Hem customers as a standalone service or bundled with other TV products, as the cableco makes a concerted push into on-demand […]

Com Hem names new business services unit chief

Swedish cable operator Com Hem has named Ante Baric as head of its new business services unit.  Com Hem plans to push forwards with plans to expand its business services activity this summer, focusing on selected municipalities in metropolitan areas. Baric previously worked with Telia to develop its fibre business. He will take up his […]

Com Hem opens registrations for TiVo

Swedish cable operator Com Hem has opened registrations for its forthcoming TiVo advanced TV offering. Com Hem is on schedule to launch TiVo, beginning with various trials this summer followed by a full commercial launch in the autumn. The operator’s TiVo offering will enable viewers to record up to 500 hours of content. Com Hem […]

Com Hem extends content reach with OpenUniverse deal

Swedish cable operator Com Hem has struck a deal with Telenor Sweden-owned OpenUniverse, which specialises in providing open broadband infrastructure, to offer TV, broadband and telephony services over OpenUniverse networks.  OpenUniverse currently operates 37 metropolitan networks across Sweden, with a  potential customer base of over 100,000 customers.

TiVo plans Euro expansion

TiVo aims to build on its success in the UK and Spain with more European deployments, according to TiVo’s vice president and general manager of international, Joshua Danovitz. Speaking to DTVE this week, Danovitz said that the spring-rollout of its Swedish partnership with pay TV provider Com Hem – which will be TiVo’s first ever […]

Com Hem sees flat revenues, small subs decline

Swedish cable operator Com Hem reported flat year-on-year revenues for SEK1.145 billion (€135 million) for the fourth quarter, while EBITDA grew by 14% to SEK577 million. The number of connected households grew slightly to 1.749 million, while the number of unique subscribers fell by 3,000 to 828,000. CEO Tomas Franzén said the company had seen […]

Com Hem chooses Verimatrix to secure TiVo platform

Swedish cable operator Com Hem has chosen Verimatrix to secure advanced multiscreen services on its TiVo platform, set to launch this spring. Com Hem will use Verimatrix’s VCAS content security technology to secure content delivered via the TiVo platform. The operator’s broadcast and hybrid set-tops will incorporate cardless ViewRight clients that complement enhanced HTTP Live […]