Com Hem customers to get Dplay access in new Discovery carriage deal
Com Hem, the Swedish cable operator, has signed a new carriage deal with Discovery Networks Sweden, adding the Dplay streaming service to the package for the first time.
Customers of Com Hem and Boxer, its DTT platform, will continue to get access to the likes of Eurosport 1, Eurosport 2, Kanal 5, Kanal 9 and Kanal 11 and, from 2021, Dplay.
Dplay will stream action from the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, on top of action from domestic soccer's top-tier Allsvenskan and second-tier Superettan.
Com Hem said in a statement: “We are pleased to present this agreement after a good and constructive dialogue with Discovery Networks which provides a very popular TV content. It is of course gratifying that during an Olympic year we can add Dplay to our strong range.”
Discovery Networks Sweden added: “It feels good that we can offer Com Hem’s and Boxer’s customers our channels and our strong local original productions, quality documentaries and Sweden’s and Europe’s hottest football leagues. The agreement is good for both parties but above all for all viewers and it shows that Com Hem and Boxer appreciate our content.”
Back in September 2017, Com Hem and Boxer customers were left without access to Discovery's channels for 13 days after an agreement carriage terms could not be reached.