Swedish pay-TV platform Boxer has won the right to operate the DTT platform in neighbouring Denmark.
The Mediesekretariatet today announced Boxer, owned by the transmission company Teracom and investment house 3i, will run the three multiplex service that will commence operations in November 2009 once analogue switch off has completed. The Swedish company fought off applications from the Norwegian Telenor and the Swedish Modern Times Group.
Boxer will also liase with the public broadcaster Danmarks Radio, which already runs a single DTT multiplex in the country, and manage both pay and free-to-air channels.
A spokesman for Boxer told Broadband TV News that there were a number of synergies between the Danish and Swedish operations that the company would be taking advantage of. The existing Danish office would now be expanded to run the new service.
It is anticipated that the MPEG-4 channels will use the same Viaccess conditional system used in Swedish DTT households.