Swedish government backs down on DTT break-up

The government has decided to allow programme companies to organise their own Pay-TV packages on the DTT system.
Last June, the government proposed new regulations for the DTT platform following concerns raised by the European Commission that Boxer was the sole provider of pay-DTT services in Sweden. This could have meant the end of Boxer’s hold on Pay-TV subscriptions on the Pay TV platform
According to Per Norman, CEO of Boxer: “The digital terrestrial network must contribute to the broadest possible freedom of speech and information. From this it follows that the task of regulation must go to the programme companies.”
Boxer added a further 15,000 subscribers in the third quarter bringing its total subscriber base to 693,000
Story: Digitag   
Main source: Boxer press release
Item added: 9th October 2007