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Ziggo updates iPad app

Dutch cable operator Ziggo has updated its iPad app, with an expanded on-demand catalogue, new home page and faster loading TV guide. The new app offers the ten most-watched Dutch channels including Ned 1, Ned 2, Ned 3, RTL 4, RTL 5, RTL 7, RTL8, Net 5, SBS 6 and Veronica in “almost HD quality”, […]

Liberty Global moves to assuage regulator on Kabel BW

Pan European cable operator Liberty Global has attempted to mitigate the concerns of Germany’s competition regulator to allow its purchase of rival cabler Kabel BW to go ahead. Liberty Global announced its intention to acquire Kabel BW for €3.16 billion in March 2011. It has subsequently proposed concessions to the Federal Cartel Office to make […]

Ziggo launches Android app

Dutch cable operator Ziggo has launched a service for Android-based tablets. Ziggo has launched a version of its Ziggo TV app for Android 3.x Honeycomb tablets. The free app, which can be downloaded from the Android market, allows the viewer to track Ziggo’s catalogue of on-demand movies and programmes. The app includes the Ziggo TV […]

Telenet secures rights to remaining Jupiler League matches

Belgian cable operator Telenet has secured the rights to show all football matches from the country’s Jupiler League from next season, according to various Belgian press reports. Telenet, which had earlier secured non-exclusive rights to a limited number of games, will pay a reported additional €4.8 million a year on top of the €60 million […]

Oelde gets high-speed internet from Unitymedia

German cable operator Unitymedia has launched high-speed internet services in the town of Oelde and the surrounding region in North-Rhine Westphalia. The latest upgrade delivers triple-play services including internet speeds of up to 128Mbps to Oelde residents.

New parliamentary channel on UPC Ireland

UPC Ireland has launched a new digital channel that will cover the country’s Parliament. The Irish pay TV operator has launched parliamentary channel Oireachtas TV dedicated to providing coverage of the Dáil as well as external committee hearings. The move will allow some 328,000 access to the country’s governors and increases UPC Ireland’s public service […]

Unitymedia to launch new HD services and set-top

Liberty Global-backed German cable operator Unitymedia will launch three HD services from ProSiebenSat.1 today, and plans to launch a new HD set-top at the beginning of December. The cable operator will launch ProSiebenSat.1 HD services ProSieben HD, Sat.1 HD and Kabel Eins HD today. Unitymedia will offer the three new services free of charge until […]

UPC Poland adds Canal Plus On Demand

Cable operator UPC Poland has added Canal Plus Poland’s on-demand service to its video-on-demand line-up. Canal Plus Na Żadanie is the 10th on-demand channel in UPC’s VOD service. UPC On Demand currently offers a choice of about 450 films including over 60 features and documentaries in HD, as well as almost 1,000 free programmes. UPC […]

Kabel BW continues growth momentum

German cable operator Kabel BW ended September with a total of 4.3 million RGUs, a year-on-year increase of 477,000. The operator has seen growth across all of its products in the first nine months of the year, including pay TV which was up 36% to 353,000 RGUs. Pay TV ARPU in the third quarter increased […]

UPC Slovakia expands HD line-up

UPC Slovakia has added two new channels to its line-up. A HD version of CME-owned Slovakian-language channel Markíza is now available in the cable operator’s Entry package. It is the eleventh HD channel to launch on UPC’s digital network in Slovakia. Movie channel FilmBox Family has been added to the FilmBox package, alongside the FilmBox, […]