Fox International Channels (FIC), 21st Century FOX’s international multimedia business, has confirmed the upcoming launch of its entertainment channel, Fox, in Sweden.
The channel will be made available to 1.8 million Swedish in the autumn through television distributor Com Hem’s analogue and digital packages. Com Hem is the leading Swedish cable operator, with nearly two million connected households and 830,000 unique customers subscribing to the company’s TV, high speed broadband and fixed telephony services.
“Com Hem has the strongest channel line-up amongst Swedish TV suppliers today and we are constantly looking for new great content for our customers. We welcome Fox to the Com Hem-family and are particularly excited to be the first operator in Sweden to bring this great new entertainment channel to all our customers and connected households,” says Jon James, COO at Com Hem.”
“We’re thrilled to be working with our partners Com Hem to bring Fox to Sweden. This bold move further strengthens the FIC presence in the Nordic region,” says Ase Ytreland, Managing Director of Nordic Region. “As we have proven in Norway and Finland already, Swedish viewers will be offered the very best of the Fox experience, which we see as a natural step in our growth here. We expect Sweden to become one of our most important markets so we are already hiring many new staff to be located in the beautiful new Fox offices in central Stockholm. We are here to build a great new entertainment channel for the Swedish viewers.”