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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 […]

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 […]

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