Modern Times Group has signed agreements with Boxer and Canal Digital that will both boost free-TV penetration and strengthen its pay-TV offer in Denmark.
Boxer Sweden continues to hemorrhage subscribers with third quarter 2012 numbers falling to 602,000 from 626,000 12 months ago.
Boxer’s Swedish operations continue to suffer from subscriber erosion, while its Danish compatriot is growing in stature.
Subscriber levels at Boxer Sweden constantly decreased during 2011, despite the introduction of new HD channels, and increased marketing efforts.
Swedish transmission provider Teracom has reported an improvement in both income and operating earnings.
Sales of subscriptions to Sweden’s new terrestrially delivered HD channels have exceeded expectations, according to platform operator Boxer.
Teracom’s terrestrial pay-TV operator Boxer is seeing signs of an end to the subscriber losses that have hit the company for successive quarters.
Two new channels are being added to the Boxer terrestrial platform in Sweden on December 2. Discovery Networks’ TLC, which returned to Europe earlier this year, and Cartoon Network become the 9th and 10th channels to be launched by Boxer so far this year.
Teracom’s pay-TV operations added just 1,000 subscribers over the last 12 months. While subscriber numbers for Boxer in the Swedish domestic market remain stable, buoyed by the recent addition of HD channels, Boxer Denmark and Finland’s PlusTV continue to need investment.
Swedish terrestrial pay-TV platform Boxer has today launched two packages of HD channels onto the digital terrestrial system. The channels will use MPEG-4/T2. At launch Boxer will have an estimated 70% household coverage, the highest of any of the T2 launches to date.