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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 to test symmetrical 1.2Gbps broadband ahead of commercial launch

Swedish cable operator Com Hem is testing 1.2Gbps symmetrical broadband in Stockholm ahead of a planned commercial launch next year. Com Hem’s test of ultra-fast symmetrical broadband is being conducted as part of an upgrade of its network to support DOCSIS 3.1. The company has already replaced electronics and optics in the most important nodes […]

Sweden’s Tele2 to buy cable operator Com Hem

Swedish telco Tele2 has agreed to buy local cable operator Com Hem in a merger agreement that will establish Tele2 as a major integrated mobile and fixed line operator in Sweden. Tele2 will absorb Com Hem in a deal that was described by the firms as a “natural next step for both companies”. The agreement […]

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 […]

Bonnier Broadcasting signs deal with Telenor for Sport Channel

Bonnier Broadcasting-owned Swedish pay TV channel provider C More’s recently launched Sport Channel is now available on Telenor’s Canal Digital platform and Bredbandsbolaget network in Sweden. The agreement with Telenor means that the service is available on all major pay TV platforms in the country, with a reach of about 1.5 million households. Johan Cederqvist, […]

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 […]

Finland’s DNA latest to threaten dropping Discovery

Finnish cable and digital-terrestrial pay TV operator DNA has said it could drop Discovery’s channels on January 1 after being unable to meet the factual channel’s demand for higher distribution fees. DNA said it will drop SD and HD versions of Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, Discovery HD Showcase, Discovery Science, Discovery World, Investigation Discovery, Eurosport […]

Com Hem launches cloud service

Swedish cable operator Com Hem is launching a new cloud service, enabling its broadband customers to store files online for a fixed price of SEK59 (€6.15) a month. Com Hem Cloud enables the cable operator’s customers to upload, sync and share images and files via phone or tablet. It said the service could also be […]

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 […]

Viacom joins SVOD race with Paramount+ launch

Viacom Media Networks International is joining the race among major international content players to develop their own subscription video-on-demand services with the launch of Paramount+ in the Nordic region. The new service will hold the rights to the first pay TV window for paramount Pictures’ new movies releases along with a range of catalogue films […]

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