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UPC Direct to add new HD package for Czech Republic and Slovakia

Liberty Global’s DTH service UPC Direct will launch a new package of up to six HD channels for the Czech Republic and Slovakia when it re-launches via Telenor’s Thor satellite platform at 1° West on May 1.

UPC plans to deliver up to 70 thematic channels in Czech and Slovak out of a total of over 100 available channels, in addition to free-to-air services. UPC has taken 10 transponders on the Thor 5 and 6 satellites to deliver new and existing services.