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Sweden - Digital Economy and Digital TV - Insights, Statistics and Analysis


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Sweden - Digital Economy and Digital TV - Insights, Statistics and Analysis -

Considerable investments in ADSL2+ and fibre networks by Sweden’s telcos in recent years have provided the infrastructure for triple-play services to take off. The largest cable TV operators, Com Hem, Kabelvision, and UPC Sweden, have upgraded their networks to provide data at up to 100Mb/s, which has led to some migration from DSL. Switchover to digital transmission was completed in late 2007, providing the government with the first opportunity in Europe to make use of the digital dividend for wireless broadband services. This report provides an overview of Sweden’s digital convergence, including recent developments in VoD, triple play and VoIP services, together with an overview of the digital TV market and the development of digital switchover.

Key developments:

World Economic Forum (WEF) ranks Sweden the world’s most connected economy; Netflix launches services in Nordic countries; regulator’s market data for H1 2012; telcos’ operating and financial data to Q4 2012; market developments to March 2013.

Companies covered in this report include:

Com Hem, Tele2, Canal Digital, Viasat, Boxer, MTG.


1. Synopsis
2. Digital Media
2.1 Overview of digital media
2.2 Key general trends
2.3 Digital media
2.3.1 Business models – bundled services
2.4 Regulatory issues
2.4.1 Digital dividend
3. Digital TV
3.1 Market overview
3.2 Broadband TV (IPTV)
3.2.1 Modern Times Group (MTG)
3.2.2 TeliaSonera
3.2.3 Other developments
3.3 Video-on-Demand (VoD)
3.4 Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
3.4.1 Wholesale VoIP
3.5 Interactive TV (iTV)
3.6 Cable TV
3.6.1 Com Hem
3.6.2 Tele2Vision
3.6.3 Canal Digital
3.7 Satellite-based digital pay TV developments
3.7.1 NSAB Sweden
3.7.2 Canal Digital
3.7.3 Viasat
3.8 Digital terrestrial TV (DTTV)
3.8.1 Boxer
3.8.2 MTG
3.9 Free-to-Air (FTA) TV
4. Related reports
Table 1 – Subscribers to bundled services, by service – 2008 - 2012
Table 2 – Double play subscribers by type - 2008 - 2012
Table 3 – Triple play subscribers by type - 2008 - 2012
Table 4 – Digital TV subscribers by sector - 2006 - 2013
Table 5 – Digital TV subscribers, total subscribers - 2006 - 2012
Table 6 – Digital TV market share of subscribers by operator - 2006 - 2012
Table 7 – Digital TV revenue - 2009 - 2011
Table 8 – IPTV subscribers by sector - 2006 - 2013
Table 9 – MTG IPTV subscribers – 2007 - 2010
Table 10 – TeliaSonera IPTV subscribers – 2006 - 2012
Table 11 – VoIP subscribers and annual change – 2004 - 2012
Table 12 – VoIP revenue – 2008 – 2013
Table 13 – VoIP traffic – 2006 – 2013
Table 14 – VoIP access by technology – 2004 - 2011
Table 15 – TeliaSonera VoIP subscribers – 2007 - 2012
Table 16 – Telenor VoIP subscribers – 2007 - 2011
Table 17 – Cable TV subscribers by sector - 2006 - 2012
Table 18 – Com Hem subscriber statistics – 2005 - 2012
Table 19 – Com Hem financial data – 2007 - 2012
Table 20 – Canal Digital cable TV subscribers - Sweden – 2005 - 2011
Table 21 – Satellite TV subscribers – 2006 – 2013
Table 22 – Canal Digital DTH satellite subscribers - Nordics – 2005 - 2012
Table 23 – Viasat Broadcasting financial data – 2008 - 2012
Table 24 – Viasat satellite subscribers – 2007 - 2012
Table 25 – Viasat Multiroom and Viasat+ subscribers – 2006 - 2012
Table 26 – Pay DTTV subscribers – 2007 - 2011
Table 27 – Boxer Sweden subscribers - 2006 - 2011
Table 28 – Boxer Sweden pay-TV revenue - 2008 - 2010
Table 29 – MTG (Nordic) revenue - 2006 – 2012
Chart 1 – Subscribers to bundled services, by service – 2008 - 2012
Chart 2 – Digital TV subscribers by sector - 2006 – 2013
Chart 3 – Digital TV subscribers – 2006 - 2012
Chart 4 – IPTV subscribers by sector – 2006 - 2013
Chart 5 – VoIP access by technology – 2004 - 2011
Chart 6 – Cable TV subscribers by sector - 2006 – 2012
Chart 7 – Com Hem subscriber statistics – 2005 - 2012
Chart 8 – Com Hem financial data – 2007 - 2012
Chart 9 – Viasat Broadcasting financial data – 2008 - 2012
Chart 10 Viasat subscribers – 2007 - 2012
Chart 11 – Viasat VAS subscribers (Nordics) – 2006 - 2012
Chart 12 – MTG revenue (Nordics) – 2006 - 2012
Exhibit 1 – Overview of digital media
Exhibit 2 – Digital dividend frequency availability - 2010

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