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UPC Netherlands toasts one million digital TV subs

UPC Netherlands signed up its one-millionth digital TV customer and has made five movies available free of charge to celebrate. The cable operator reached the landmark last month after launching the service in its current form in 2005. Digital subscribers can watch The Little Bear, The Bank Job, Coco Chanel, Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium and […]

UPC Slovakia adds Eurosport 2 Bundesliga

Cable operator UPC Slovakia has added Eurosport 2 Bundesliga to its channel line-up, and has dropped Nova Sport. Eurosport 2 Bundesliga is a localised version of Eurosport 2 for markets in which the sports broadcaster holds the rights to German Bundesliga football. UPC has dropped Nova Sport after failing to strike a carriage renewal deal […]

Liberty’s Kabel BW merger given green light

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office, the Bundeskartellamt, has approved the acquisition of Baden-Württemberg cable operator Kabel BW by Liberty Global. Liberty Global announced its intention to acquire Kabel BW for €3.16 billion in March 2011. The proposed deal had been opposed by a number of parties, including Sky who pointed to the threat posed by the […]

Ziggo TV rolls onto iPhones

Dutch cable operator Ziggo has made its live TV streaming app available for iPhones and iPod Touches. The service had previously been available on iPads. Ziggo TV can be viewed on an iPhone 3GS or higher, or a third or fourth generation iPod Touch. The app is free to download, but users must subscribe to […]

UPC turns up broadband speeds

Cable operator UPC Austria has increaesd the speeds of some of its broadband packages. Customers taking the 2Mbps service will now receive speeds of upto 10Mbps. Those with the 20Mbps package will get speeds of upto 35Mbps. Speeds will be increased by the end of the year in Vienna and by the end of January […]

Cablecom appoints media spokesperson

Swiss cable operator UPC Cablecom has named Andreas Werz as its media spokesperson. Werz has joined Switzerland’s largest cable operator from the energy company Alpiq where he was head of media and external communication at Alpiq. UPC’s Cablecom corporate communications team is headed by Roland Bischofberger.

UPC Poland upgrades VOD platform

UPC Poland has upped the amount of content available on its on-demand platform. The cable operator now has over 3,500 movies and TV series, including 60 movies in HD available. It also now offers over 1,300 titles for free. Content is available from 10 broadcasters, including Canal Plus, TVP, TVN, Discovery, Filmbox, National Geographic, HBO, […]

Liberty Global faces opposition to German merger

German alternative telecom operator association the VATM has added its voice to that of pay TV provider Sky Deutschland in expressing strong reservations about the proposed merger of Liberty Global-owned cable operator Unitymedia with Baden-Württemberg operator Kabel BW. The VATM is calling for open access to the network of the combined operator as a condition […]

UPC Austria opens VDSL network

UPC Austria has begun offering high-speed broadband services over a VDSL network. The cable operator is marketing broadband speeds of up to 35Mbps. The high-speed service is available for a monthly fee of €29.90.

UPC Poland offers 3D porn

UPC Poland has begun offering 3D adult video clips via its on-demand portal. The eight 20-minute clips cost PLN15 (€3.30) for a 24-hour viewing period and can be found in the XXX Europe section of the cable operator’s on-demand platform. They are being made available to Xotix and eXtra package subscribers. Xotix offers 25 adult […]