European Comission brings Sweden to court due to Boxer


The European Comission takes Sweden to court because of the Boxer product. As you might know, when the DVB-T standard was deployed in Sweden, instead of letting the existing market players that sells crypto cards for TV, Terracom that runs the DVB-T network created the Boxer service as a new player. Boxer is the only organization one can buy a crypto card from if you want to view pay-tv.

However, Swedish broadcasters using digital terrestrial broadcasting and transmission technology remain obliged to acquire access control services exclusively from Boxer, giving this company a monopoly for these services. This is in direct contravention of the Directive.