Infosys to take over build of Liberty Global’s Horizon in €1.5bn deal

International broadband and media group Liberty Global has inked a new €1.5 billion five-year deal with India-based digital services provider Infosys that will effectively hand over build and operation of Liberty’s Horizon TV and broadband platform to the tech outfit. Infosys is to take over build and operations of Liberty Global’s Horizon entertainment and connectivity […]

Liberty Global taps SeaChange for next Horizon

Liberty Global has tapped SeaChange to provide its Adrenalin multi-screen video technology to support the latest version of the cable giant’s Horizon advanced TV service. SeaChange said that Adrenalin would be a ‘key element’ of the Horizon 4 platform. Adrenalin will provide the content information and transaction support for Liberty’s viewers across both broadcast and […]

Liberty Global likely to move to common UI ‘at some point’

Liberty Global intends “at some point to have [its] entire European digital footprint operating on a common platform and perhaps a common UI”, according to president and CEO Mike Fries. Speaking to analysts after Liberty announced its Q3 results, Fries said that the company was “heading towards a common video platform everywhere in Europe, which […]

Liberty Global reaches 7.2m next-gen TV customers

Liberty Global added 302,000 subscribers to its next generation TV platforms in Europe during Q2, as it reduced its total video customer losses year-on-year. Announcing its second quarter and first half results, Liberty said that its next-generation TV subscriber base has now reached 7.2 million across its Horizon TV, Horizon-Lite, TiVo, Virgin TV V6 and […]

Liberty Global grows advanced TV base, plans more 4K rollouts

Liberty Global added 313,000 next-generation TV customers in Q4 and said it plans to expand the deployment of its new 4K cloud-based set-top box. Announcing its fourth quarter and full-year 2016 results, Liberty said that overall it added 1.2 million subscribers last year to its next-gen TV services – which include Horizon and Horizon-Lite in […]

Liberty Global’s Dutch unit rebrands Horizon as Ziggo Go

Liberty Global’s Dutch unit Ziggo, is rebranding the company’s products, including the Horizon advanced TV service, with its own name. Horizon Go, the mobile version of the platform, will be the first to change its name, becoming Ziggo Go, with a new app available for download from November 9. The Horizon.tv portal will become ziggogo.tv […]

UPC Romania launches Horizon nationwide

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Romania has launched the Horizon advanced TV platform across the country via UPC Mediabox set-tops. The service includes seven-day catch-up TV both to the main TV in the living room and to mobile devices via the Horizon Go app. The latter includes access to 60 channels via Android and iOS […]

TiVo revamp, EOS will be huge ‘step up’, says Virgin Media’s Mockridge

Virgin Media’s launch of parent Liberty Global’s EOS box and the rebranding of its TiVo-based advanced TV service under the Virgin TV name will mark “a very significant step-up” in its ability to deliver on-demand programming across multiple platforms, according to CEO Tom Mockridge. Speaking on an analyst call after Liberty Global unveiled strong Q2 […]

Virgin Media shrugs off Brexit blues

Liberty Global-owned Virgin Media shrugged off the Brexit effect in the second quarter by adding 31,000 new customers, including 24,000 new organic customers, against a loss of 8,000 for the prior year. Organic revenue-generating unit additions increased to 50,000, compared with a gain of only 1,000 for the same period last year. Overall, UK RGU […]

Ziggo adds Italian package

Liberty Global-owned Dutch cable operator Ziggo is to add an Italian package to its Horizon advanced TV service. The TV Italiano package will include Rai Uno, Rai Due, Ri Tre, Rai Storia , Rai News 24 and Mediaset Italia. The move follows agreements signed with pubcaster Rai and commercial broadcaster Mediaset for the launch of […]

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