Fox set to launch on Com Hem in Sweden

June 5, 2014 06.32 Europe/London By Robert Briel

FoxFox will be made available to 1.8 million Swedish viewers after the summer, through Com Hem’s analogue and digital packages.

Com Hem has nearly two million connected households and 830,000 unique customers subscribing to the company’s TV, high-speed broadband and fixed telephony services.

Fox will be the first FIC entertainment channel in the Swedish market. The channel is already available in 25 European markets, including Nordic neighbours Norway and Finland. In Europe and Africa, Fox is distributed to 59.5 million subscribers and in over 216 million homes across 125 countries worldwide.

“Com Hem has the strongest channel line-up amongst Swedish TV suppliers today and we are constantly looking for new great content for our customers. We welcome FOX to the Com Hem-family and are particularly excited to be the first operator in Sweden to bring this great new entertainment channel to all our customers and connected households,” said Jon James, COO at Com Hem.

“We’re thrilled to be working with our partners Com Hem to bring FOX to Sweden. This bold move further strengthens the FIC presence in the Nordic region,” says Ase Ytreland, managing director of Nordic Region.

“As we have proven in Norway and Finland already, Swedish viewers will be offered the very best of the FOX experience, which we see as a natural step in our growth here. We expect Sweden to become one of our most important markets so we are already hiring many new staff to be located in the beautiful new FOX offices in central Stockholm. We are here to build a great new entertainment channel for the Swedish viewers.”