UPC Cablecom enters final stages of analogue switch-off

Liberty Global-owned Swiss cable operator UPC Cablecom is to make a final reduction in its analogue offering in Germany-speaking Switzerland and parts of French-speaking Switzerland in June ahead of phasing analogue out altogether next year.

On June 3, UPC Cablecom will reduce the analogue tier to the 17 most popular channels.

Eight channels will be removed from the offering in the German-speaking part of the country: ORF eins, 3sat, Kika/Arte, Star TV, RTS Un, RTS Deux, RSI La 1 and RSI La 2.

In French-speaking Switzerland, except for Geneva and Morges regions, Euronews, TVm3, MCM Top, TV5 Monde, RSI La 1, RSI La 2, SRF zwei, ZDF, ARD, RTL and Sat.1 will be removed from analogue.

The operator has highlighted the changes to subscribers in a series of letters, emails and brocuhures as well as via tickers on TV channels and through a dedicated website.

Customers with older CRT TV sets will be provded with a digital decoder free of charge.