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UPC Austria tops 1Gbps broadband speed

UPC Austria has become the latest cable operator to trial broadband speeds in excess of 1Gbps. In a field trail, the company achieved a maximum broadband speed of 1.3Gbps. It follows Finish operator DNA’s 1.58Gbps trial last month, which it claimed to be a world record. In July, UK cable operator Virgin Media successfully delivered […]

Food Network launches in Ireland

The Food Network has launched in Ireland after the Scripps Network Interactive-run broadcaster struck a deal with cable operator UPC Ireland. The channel will be available to all of UPC’s digital subscribers and will air series including Chopped, Barefoot Contessa, Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and 30 Minute Meals. “We’re really pleased to add UPC Ireland […]

Aster sale goes ahead but Liberty must sell assets

Poland’s antitrust regulator has approved Liberty Global’s acquisition of Polish cable operator Aster. However, UOKiK said it was conditional on Liberty Global, which operates under the UPC Polska brand in Poland, selling areas of the network that overlap in Warsaw and Krakow. UOKiK said it was concerned that the combined networks would give Liberty Global […]

UPC Direct becomes freeSAT in Czech Republic and Slovakia

Liberty Global’s European satellite TV arm, UPC DTH, has rebranded the former UPC Direct service as freeSAT in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. As part of the rebranding, certain packages will be available for the cost of an activation fee and an annual administration fee, without an additional monthly subscription charge. Customers have the option […]

Swiss regulator says fibre plans could be anticompetitive

The Swiss competition regulator WEKO has found that joint projects by Swisscom and local public utility providers to build new fibre networks could pose a threat to competition in the market. Cable operator UPC Cablecom said that the finding confirmed its own view and demanded that the various parties involved addressed WEKO’s concerns.

Sundance Channels launches VOD in Poland

Sundance Channel is launching a high definition video-on-demand service through Polish pay TV operator UPC Polska. The international arm of the Robert Redford-founded arts and culture network will launch a raft of independent movies and series through its Sundance Channel On Demand platform. Movies will include Screw Cupid, Tiny Furniture and documentary Sex Magic and […]

UPC Slovakia’s HD line-up hits ten

UPC Slovakia has added HD channel JOJ HD to its line-up. The channel airs various international series, including the CSI: franchise, Bones, Dexter and Glee. UPC’s digital network offers 10 HD channels – Discovery HD, National Geographic HD, History HD, Eurosport HD, ČT HD, Spektrum HD, HBO HD, FilmBox HD, FilmBox HD+ a JOJ HD.

Kabel BW offers quad-play

Kabel BW has launched two new quad play offerings combining TV, internet, fixed line and mobile telephony services. Priced at €49.90, the CleverAll Classic package offers over 200 TV channels, including eight HD channels, 32Mbps broadband, flat rate calls to German landlines and up to five mobile SIM cards that offer free calls to other […]

UPC Czech boosts HD line up

Cable operator UPC Czech Republic has expanded its channel line-up with the addition of the Spektrum HD and FilmBox Family HD channels. Spektrum HD offers documentary programming covering genres including science, adventure, travel, history and wildlife. FilmBox Family HD airs family oriented movies between 08:00 and 22:00. It will join Filmbox, Filmbox Extra and Filmbox […]

UPC Austria offers Fit promotion

UPC Austria has reduced the cost of most of its Fit packages. The reductions include the Super Fit package down to €23.90 from €39.90, the Fit Super HD package down to €29.90 from €49.90 and the Best Fit package down to €35.90 from 59.90. Subscribers signing a 24 months contract will receive the discount for […]