UPC Cablecom to add new HD channels

Liberty Global-owned Swiss cable operator UPC Cablecom will launch 26 new channels, including six in HD, to its line-up nationwide from June 5. In German-speaking Switzerland, the company will add new channels RTL Nitro and Glitz HD to its line-up, with 12 existing channels also to made available in HD.

UPC Cablecom will be offering the three German commercial channels Sat.1, ProSieben and Kabel Eins in HD quality for the first time in Switzerland, including in its basic Mini package. Also in HD and also in the Mini package, the Swiss entertainment channel 3+ will be included as of June 5. The other new HD channels in German-speaking Switzerland are the public service channels 3Sat HD, KiKa HD, WDR HD, NDR HD, BR HD, SWR HD – all included in the Mini package – and ZDFneo HD and RTL Nitro in the Classic package.

The Comfort package will now also include 13th Street Universal in HD and female-focused channel Glitz, also in HD.