Com Hem added over 40,000 new digital TV subscribers in the third quarter, the switch off of analogue services in the Stockholm area having led to a fall in pay-TV analogue subscribers.
Reflecting the more lucrative nature of digital subscribers, revenue increased by around 7% year-on-year to SEK 3,039 million (€294.09m). EBITDA for the first three quarters was up to 2% at SEK 1,262 million.
Digital TV connections climbed by 40,300 on the quarter to reach 544,700 as of September 30, 2009. However analogue pay-TV subs lost 32,100 and now stand at 28,300. Broadband and telephony connections have slowed in recent quarters and now stand at 518,100 and 337,100 respectively.