Focus Sat


Liberty Global sells DTH business to M7

Liberty Global is to sell its central and eastern European DTH business to international pay TV operator M7 Group for €180 million. Liberty’s DTH satellite operations currently serve four central and eastern European markets: Hungary under the UPC Direct Brand, the Czech Republic and Slovakia under the freeSAT brand and Romania under the FocusSat brand. […]

Liberty Global reaches 800,000 DTH customers

Liberty Global’s satellite unit, UPC DTH, has now surpassed 800,000 customers in Europe – a more than 60% increase since the formation of the division in 2010. Liberty provides satellite TV services in Central and Eastern Europe operating under the brand names freeSAT in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, UPC Direct in Hungary, and Focus […]

UPC DTH adds three channels

Liberty Global-owned satellite pay TV unit UPC DTH has added three channels to its offerings, which cover the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania. UPC DTH has added Comedy Central Extra to its UPC Direct, freeSAT and Focus Sat services in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania. Paramount Movie Channel will be also added […]

Liberty Global secures Romanian football rights

Liberty Global-owned UPC Romania and satellite TV sister-company Focus Sat have secured rights to show national Liga 1 football matches and matches from secondary club tournament the Cupa Ligii for the next five years. Thanks to an agreement with rights-holder Intel Sky Broadcast, matches from the tournaments will be aired on the Cluj-Napoca-based Transilvania Media […]

UPC DTH to carry Da Vinci Learning

Da Vinci Learning has launched on Liberty Global-owned UPC DTH’s satellite TV platforms in Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania.  The family-oriented education channel is available on the UPC Direct service in Hungary, freeSAT in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and Focus Sat in Romania. “Our new cooperation with UPC DTH enables both companies […]

UPC DTH adds new services

Liberty Global-owned satellite TV unit UPC DTH is adding new services to its freeSAT service in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, UPC Direct in Hungary and Focus Sat in Romania. The DTH unit is adding five channels to the Czech, Slovak and Hungarian services and six to the Romanian service. New channels to join from […]

Focus Sat adds HD and premium movie package

Romanian DTH operator Focus Sat has added three HD channels and a new movie package to its line-up. The UPC-owned company is launching an HD service consisting initially of Discovery HD, ESPN HD and Sundance HD America. It is available at no extra cost to Familia package subscribers until the end of the year. The […]