Com Hem has announced plans to withdraw its basic analogue TV package from 100,000 customers in the Swedish capital Stockholm.
The cablenet says that the technology currently in place is reaching the end of its useful life. “As a leading television player, it is important for us to offer high quality services that are futureproofed, which today is about digital TV, HDTV and on demand. We are inversing more than SEK100 million (€9.32m) to upgrade the network and offer the latest television technology for our customers in Stockholm, “says Christofer Peilitz, product manager for TV at Com Hem.
The phasing out of the ‘Analog-tv Bas’ package will be carried out in four stages starting July 1. Affected customers will be offered a digital TV package that offers the same channels currently in the analogue pack and a further 20 channels. The price will remain unchanged at SEK189 and the digital box is priced at a nominal SEK1.
Customers not wanting to move to the digital package may still be able to receive an analogue offer through any agreement between their landlord and Com Hem.
It is expected the last analogue services will be switched off on November 3, 2009.