Unitymedia KabelBW extends Horizon to Baden-Württemberg

Horizon GermanyLiberty Global-owned German cable operator Unitymedia KabelBW is to extend the availability of the Horizon advanced TV paltform to Baden-Württemberg from November 3.

The operator launched Horizon in North-Rhine Westphalia and Hesse in September, but only the Horizon Go mobile version of the service has been available in Baden-Württemberg.

Unitymedia KabelBW CEO Lutz Schüler said Horizon had already attracted over 135,000 customers in North-Rhine Westphalia and Hesse, while Horizon Go had attracted over 125,000 users to date.

Schüler said that the operator had increased its available internet speed to 200Mbps to accommodate the convergence of TV and broadband services and planned to increase speeds still more next year.

Liberty Global has been attempting to migrate its Horizon platform to the RDK platform and a cloud-based architecture for new launches. The initial versions of Horizon were based on Cisco’s architecture.