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Liberty Global’s Fries unveils plans on Horizon

Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries used the opening day of the IBC conference in Amsterdam to unveil the new Horizon set-top box, which will be rolled out first on UPC Netherlands’ network in the first quarter of next year before being launched on UPC Cablecom in Switzerland and Unitymedia in Germany soon after. The operator […]

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.

Chellomedia takes stake in Bosnia’s OBN

Liberty Global’s content arm Chellomedia has acquired a 40% stake in Bosnian free-to-air broadcaster OBN. The company said that acquiring a position in the Bosnian market would enable it to create a hub for the launch of pay channels later as infrastructure in the country developed, as well as positioning it to benefit from growth […]

Liberty Global seen as possible buyer for Orange Switzerland

Pan European cable operator Liberty Global and a raft of private equity firms are reportedly in the running to acquire the Swiss arm of France Telecom. The French telecom firm and pay TV operator announced at the end of July that it was looking to sell Orange Switzerland as part of a portfolio review that […]

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