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Ziggo sees strong digital growth thanks to bundled offerings

Dutch cable operator Ziggo has posted strong digital subscriber and revenue growth on the back of its pre-summer campaign for its bundled offering and the launch of a new TV proposition including more HD channels. Ziggo grew its digital TV subscriber base by 130,000 in the third quarter to 944,000, taking penetration of digital TV […]

UPC Polska extends VOD platform and high-speed network

Polish cable operator UPC has extended its VOD platform to the cities of Lublin, Wałbrzych and Chełmno. The VOD platform offers over 2,000 movies and programmes, including around 60 HD movies, as well as VOD channels from TVP, TVN, Discovery, FilmBox, National Geographic, HBO. Sundance, Disney and Cartoon Network. UPC has also added the city […]

ProSiebenSat.1 strikes deal with Unitymedia, prepares growth plan

Liberty Global-owned German cable operator Unitymedia has struck a long-term cooperation agreement with commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 for carriage of the latter’s channels. The pair’s existing deal has been extended until 2013 and ProSiebenSat.1’s Sixx channel will be given extended carriage on Unitymedia’s analogue tier. ProSiebenSat.1’s HD channels will also be carried by the operator. From […]

UPC Czech adds Stil

Cable operator UPC Czech Republic has added Czech entertainment channel Stil to its digital line-up. The channel, which will be available in the operator’s starter pack, replaces lifestyle channel Public TV, which closed down earlier this year. Stil, owned by Pilsen-based TPMC, offers a mix of gameshows, magazine programmes, teleshopping and music videos.

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 […]