The largest Danish cable TV company TDC has launched a new initiatives to enable its YouSee viewers do what its two competitors, Stofa and the Swedish-owned Boxer, already do: choose more freely between what programmes they want to see.
YouSee customers with medium and large packages will in the future be able to choose freely which additional ten or 34 channels they can access besides the basic package.
The initiative, which was announced in November last year, comes in the wake of a report from Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen (KoF) that concluded that TV distributors like TDC should allow their customers more choice.
TDC TV choice is not free enough
However, KoF has criticised the solution for not allowing YouSee customers to opt out of the basic package, which consists of 25 channels, including TV3, TV2 and Kanal 5.
“YouSee is only halfway there,” Søren Bo Rasmussen, the head of centre at KoF, told Politiken on November 9 last year.
Berlingske Business estimates that around 800,000 Danish households will be affected.