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UPC Switzerland adds Sky Sports app to offering

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Switzerland has integrated the Sky Sport app into its Horizon advanced TV platform. The move makes UPC the first pay TV operator to integrate the app and adds to the operator’s growing investment in sport as a differentiator with rival Swisscom. UPC launched its own proprietary sports service MySports tow […]

ProSiebenSat.1 strikes new deal with Unitymedia

German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 and international cable giant Liberty Global’s German subsidiary, Unitymedia, have struck a new long-term distribution agreement covering all free, pay, HD and video-on-demand offerings. ProSiebenSat.1 said the deal secured a reach of 6.4 million households via Unitymedia’s cable network in Baden-Württemberg, Hesse and North Rhine-Westphalia The agreement includes the channels ProSieben, […]

Liberty Global likely to move to common UI ‘at some point’

Liberty Global intends “at some point to have [its] entire European digital footprint operating on a common platform and perhaps a common UI”, according to president and CEO Mike Fries. Speaking to analysts after Liberty announced its Q3 results, Fries said that the company was “heading towards a common video platform everywhere in Europe, which […]

Fries: VodafoneZiggo ruling is ‘nuisance’ but deal likely to be cleared

The European General Court’s ruling annulling Liberty Global and Vodafone-Ziggo’s joint venture in the Netherlands is “more of a nuisance” than a major blow for Liberty Global, according to the company’s president and CEO Mike Fries. Fries said he was “pretty confident” the deal would be cleared “in due course”. The ruling means that the […]

UPC Switzerland takes control of Genthod network

Liberty Global-owned UPC Switzerland has acquired the fibre network in Genthod near Geneva. The move means that UPC can now offer uniform services throughout the entire municipality. Some 150 active customers who previously purchased their basic connection directly from the municipality of Genthod will start receiving UPC’s offering from next year. The network in Genthod […]

UPC Czech Republic adds new channels to Horizon offering

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Czech Republic is adding a raft of new channels, including three from the SPI International/Filmbox staple, to its Horizon advanced TV offering. The operator is adding FightBox HD, DocuBox HD and Fast&FunBox HD from SPI International to the Horizon line-up, along with Mezzo Live HD and Euronews HD. The inclusion […]

European Court annuls EC approval of VodafoneZiggo JV

The European Union General Court has annulled the European Commission’s approval of the merger of Vodafone and Ziggo in the Netherlands following an appeal by KPN. The European Commission approved the creation of the VodafoneZiggo joint venture between Vodafone and Liberty Global’s Dutch unit in 2014 after Liberty Global agreed to divest premium film channel […]

Proximus sees off Telenet with exclusive Studio 100 deal

Belgian telecom operator Proximus has acquired the exclusive nationwide broadcasting rights to kids channel Studio 100 TV from the beginning of next year, leaving Liberty Global-backed Flemish rival Telenet in the cold. Studio 100 TV will be nationwide available in the basic offer of Proximus TV, in both French and Flemish, and exclusively for Proximus […]

UPC extends reach of MySports with new network deals

Liberty Global-owned UPC Switzerland has extended the reach of the MySports offering it launched earlier this year, increasing the number of third-party cable distributors for the service to 17. UPC has struck deals with local network operators Glattwerk, R. Geissmann, Fiberstream and AjoieNet. Glattwerk operates in Dübendorf, R. Geissmann AG in the Basel region, Fiberstream […]

Viceland extends Belgian reach

Youth-oriented media group Viceland has secured carriage of its Viceland channel with Belgian cable operator Voo and IPTV provider Orange, extending the channel’s reach in both Flanders and Wallonia. Viceland is currently available in Belgium via Proximus and Telenet. The move will bring content including Huang’s World, States of Undress and local Benelux productions Tokyayo, […]

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