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Com Hem
Type Private
Founded 1983
Founder(s) Televerket
Headquarters Stockholm, Sweden
Area served Countrywide
Key people Tomas Franzén, CEO
Industry Telecommunications
Services Television, Telecommunications
Revenue SEK 3531,9M FY2007
Owner(s) The Carlyle Group, Providence Equity Partners
Employees 700 (2008)
Website www.comhem.se

Com Hem AB of Sweden, supplies triple play services that include cable tv, digital television, broadband, telephony and HDTV.

Founded in 1983 as Televerket Kabel-TV as part of the former state-owned Televerket, the company has been successively named Svenska Kabel-TV AB and Telia InfoMedia TeleVision AB, before becoming 'Com Hem' (a play with the Swedish phrase "Kom hem" = Come Home).

Today the company has nearly 200 different TV channels available to its customers. Digital TV was introduced in 1997. A broadband service that uses the company's proprietary cable network was launched in 1999. In 2004 IP telephony was introduced and the company became Sweden's first nationwide triple play operator. Com Hem now reach one third of Sweden's households.

All the households connected to the Com Hem cable network have access to broadband services, services for fixed telephony (VoIP) and a wide range of TV programs. Com Hem also provides interactive services that facilitate management, communication and maintenance for property owners.

The company has around 700 employees with offices in Stockholm, Göteborg, Malmö, Västerås and Härnösand. When Televerket was privatized, the company remained as part of Telia, before being bought by private equity firm EQT. Com Hem has been acquired by the US venture capital companies The Carlyle Group and Providence Equity Partners, from January 1, 2006.[1]

Com Hem has been ranked as the ISP with the least satisfied customers in Sweden 2007, 2008 and 2009 according to Svenskt Kvalitetsindex, an independent customer survey company. [2]

Contents

Analog channels

The analog package may also include a few local channels, usually an open access channel such as Öppna Kanalen. In areas near Denmark, Norway or Finland, Com Hem usually includes channels from the neighboring countries.

Digital channels

Channel 8 favoriter Package
1. SVT1 Small
2. SVT2 Small
3. TV3 Yes Medium
4. TV4 Small
5. Kanal 5 Yes Medium
6. TV6 Small
7. TV4 Plus Yes Medium
8. TV8 Yes Medium
9. Kanal 9 Yes Medium
10. Eurosport Yes Medium
11. PPV Nu - (information about pay-per-view)
20. Com Hem-kanalen
38. History Channel HD Yes Large/HDTV
39. National Geographic Wild Yes Large
40. TV7 Yes Medium
41. Animal Planet Yes Medium
42. Axess TV Small
43. BBC Entertainment Yes Medium
44. Discovery Channel Yes Medium
45. Discovery World Yes Large
46. Discovery Science Yes Large
47. Discovery Travel & Living Yes Large
48. Discovery HD Yes HDTV
49. God Channel No No
50. MTV Yes Medium
51. MTV Two Yes Large
52. Mezzo Yes Large
53. National Geographic Channel Yes Large
54. Playboy TV Yes Large
55. Star! Yes Medium
56. Travel Channel Yes Large
57. TV400 Yes Medium
58. National Geographic Channel HD Yes HDTV
59. VH1 Yes Medium
60. Viasat Nature/Crime Yes Medium
61. Viasat History Yes Medium
62. Comedy Central Yes Medium
63. TV4 Fakta Yes Large
64. TV4 Guld Yes Medium
65. TV4 Komedi Yes Medium
66. SVT HD Small
67. Silver HD Yes HDTV
68. Fashion TV Yes No
69. Yacht & Sail Yes No
71. Zone Reality Yes No
72. TV4 HD Yes Large/HDTV
73. BBC Lifestyle Yes Large
74. ZTV Yes Medium
75. Canal+ Sport HD No Canal+
76. Canal+ Sport 1 No Canal+
77. Canal+ Sport 2 No Canal+
79. Canal+ First No Canal+
80. Canal+ Hits No Canal+
81. Canal+ Action No Canal+
82. Canal+ Comedy No Canal+
83. Canal+ Drama No Canal+
84. Canal+ Film HD No Canal+
85. TV1000 No TV1000
86. TV1000 Plus One No TV1000
87. TV1000 Family No TV1000
88. TV1000 Action No TV1000
89. TV1000 Nordic No TV1000
90. TV1000 Classic No TV1000
92. Showtime Yes No
93. TCM Yes Medium
94. TV4 Film Yes Medium
95. Silver Yes Large
96. Viasat Explorer Yes Large
97. TV1000 HD No TV1000
98. TV1000 Drama No TV1000
99. Hustler TV No No
100. TV4 Sport Yes Medium
101. Extreme Sports Channel Yes Large
102. Eurosport HD Yes HDTV
103. Eurosport 2 Yes Medium
104. ESPN Classic Yes Large
105. Viasat Sport No Viasat Sport
106. Viasat Fotboll No Viasat Sport
107. Viasat Motor No Viasat Sport
108. Motors TV Yes Large
109. Viasat Golf No No
110. ESPN America Yes No
111. Viasat Sport HD No Viasat Sport
112. Viasat Hockey No Viasat Sport
120. CNN International Yes Medium
121. BBC World News Yes Large
122. CNBC Europe Yes Large
125. SVT24 Small
126. Sky News Yes Large
128. Al Jazeera English Yes Large
150. Cartoon Network Yes Medium
151. Jetix Yes Large
152. Nickelodeon Yes Medium
153. Barnkanalen/Kunskapskanalen Small
154. Disney Channel Yes Large
155. Toon Disney Yes Large
156. Playhouse Disney Yes Medium
170. DR1 Yes No
171. NRK1 Yes No
172. TV Finland Yes No
174. HRT1 Yes No
175. Pink Plus No No
176. Channel One Russia Worldwide No No
177. Rai Uno Yes No
178. TV Chile No No
179. TVP Polonia Yes No
180. TV5 Monde Yes No
181. TVE International Yes No
182. ZDF Yes No
183. Al Jazeera Arabic Yes No
184. MBC Europe Yes No
185. Show TV Yes No
186. TRT Türk Yes No
187. Irib 2 Yes No
200. ART Movies Yes No
201. LBC Europe Yes No
202. IRINN Yes No
206. RTS Sat Yes No
207. RTK Yes No
208. OBN Yes No
209. TV Montenegro RTCG Yes No
210. 3sat Yes No
211. Canal 24 Horas Yes No
212. Canal de las Estrellas Yes No
213. Rai Due Yes No
214. RTP Internacional Yes No
215. France 2 Yes No
216. Duna TV Yes No
217. m2 Yes No
218. ERT International Yes No
219. ProTV International Yes No
220. Polsat 2 International Yes No
221. Hayat No No

Internet subscriptions

  • Bredband XSmall, 0,5 Mbit/s download and 0,25 Mbit/s upload
  • Bredband Small, 2 Mbit/s download and 0,5 Mbit/s upload
  • Bredband Medium, 10 Mbit/s download and 1 Mbit/s upload (10 Mbit/s upload sold separately)
  • Bredband Large, 24 Mbit/s download and 1 Mbit/s upload (10 Mbit/s upload sold separately)
  • Bredband XLarge, 50 Mbit/s download and 10 Mbit/s upload
  • Bredband XXLarge, 100 Mbit/s download and 10 Mbit/s upload

References

  1. ^ "Om Com Hem" (in Swedish). Com Hem. http://www.comhem.se/portal/comhem/comhem_start. Retrieved 2008-09-12.  
  2. ^ "SKI" (in Swedish). SKI. http://www.kvalitetsindex.se/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=168. Retrieved 2009-11-04.  

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