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Red Bee metadata on the Horizon

Broadcast services provider Red Bee Media has been selected by UPC Broadband, Liberty Global’s European cable division, to provide rich metadata for its next-generation TV platform Horizon. Red Bee will create and deliver rich metadata services for the Horizon platform, which is scheduled to launch in the second quarter of 2012 in the Netherlands. In […]

UPC Slovakia offers free HBO trial

UPC Slovakia will offer HBO’s premium channel portfolio free of charge to all digital subscribers next weekend. The cable operator will broadcast HBO, HBO2, HBO Comedy and HBO HD in the clear for four days from October 7. During the weekend, viewers will be able to watch movies including Slumdog Millionaire, Nine and Bruno along […]

Cablecom appeals against analogue carriage ruling

Swiss cable operator UPC Cablecom has launched an appeal against the country’s Federal Administrative Court’s decision requiring it to carry youth channel Joiz on its analogue platform. The court’s decision upheld an earlier ruling by the Federal Office of Communication on November 10 2010. Under Swiss law, channels with particularly valuable journalistic content must be […]

UPC Austria to offer Sky packages

UPC Austria customers in the cities of Vienna, Graz and Klagenfurt will be able to receive Sky Deutschland’s premium services after the two operators struck a distribution agreement. From October 3, UPC will begin offering the Sky Film, Sky Sport and Sky Fußball Bundeslig packages along with various other premium channels from Sky to its […]

UPC Slovakia expands high speed network

Cable operator UPC has further expanded its high speed broadband network in Slovakia. UPC’s Fibre Power 120, which offers broadband speeds of up to 120Mbps, has launched in the cities of Prešov, Bardejov and Štúrovo. The high speed fibre network has now rolled out to a total of 13 towns and cities throughout the country.

Fox cooks up Dutch channel



Fox International Channels is launching a round-the-clock cooking channel in the Netherlands. 24Kitchen will roll out on on October 1 on the Ziggo, UPC, Caiway and Glashart’s pay TV services, reaching three million viewers. The channel will be a joint venture between Fox Channels Benelux and food and cosmetics firm Jan Dekker Holding. It will […]

Unitymedia boosts HD offering

Unitymedia is increasing its HD offering with the launch of two new channels in the next few days. The German cable operator will add Romance HD on September 27 and Spiegel TV Wissen HD on October 4. Romance HD, a joint venture between Mainstream Media and ZDF Enterprises, is a female-skewing network offering series based […]

Cable needs to connect emotionally, says Hacmon 


UPC Broadband’s managing director, products and online media group Doron Hacmon has called on cable operators to think about how they connected emotionally with customers. Delivering the opening keynote at the CTAM Europe EuroSummit in Malta this morning, Hacmon gave the example of the Starbucks coffee shop chain, which could charge €2.85 for a product […]

UPC Netherlands extends reach

UPC Netherlands is extending the reach of its internet, digital TV and telephony services to the municipalities of Geldermalsen, Hardinxveld-Giessendam, New Lekkerland and Ruurlo. From this week, an additional 22,000 households in these areas will have access to the full range of the cable operator’s services. The operator has upgraded networks covering some 120,000 homes […]

UPC Poland finalises Aster acquisition

Liberty Global-owned UPC Poland has finalised the acquisition of Poland’s fourth largest cable operator Aster. The move follows regulator approval for the deal by regulator UOKiK, conditional on Liberty Global selling some assets in areas where the two providers’ networks overlap. UPC said the deal marked the beginning of the process of consolidating the Polish […]