Swedish cablenet Com Hem is to finally switch off its remaining analogue TV signals.
It plans to switch off the final analogue transmissions on September 8, 2020, affecting 30% of its 1.6 million subscriber base. The structure of the Com Hem system means subscribers need only do a simple channel search or change the settings on their TV.
“We are doing this so that all 1.6 million people living in a Com Hem house will have a better picture and sound experience, and a competitive basic range of TV channels that they can watch on their TV or via Comhem Play on, for example. a tablet or mobile phone,” says Samuel Skott, commercial manager at Com Hem.
The move will also free up capacity for greater broadband speeds.
The channels included in the new digital basic offer are SVT1, SVT2, SVT24, SVT Barn, Kunskapskanalen, TV3, TV4, Kanal 5, TV6, Sjuan, TV8, TV9, TV11, ATG Live and local channels alongside Finnish, Danish and Norwegian TV, subject to location.
Com Hem began an information campaign at the start of the year and from today (August 11) a scrolling message will appear on TV screens.