UPC Austria

Liberty Global ‘looking at possible sale’ of Swiss and Austrian units

Liberty Global is looking at a possible sale of its Swiss and Austrian operations, according to a report in UK newspaper The Telegraph. The move could help pave the way for a £175 billion merger between the cable giant and Vodafone. According to The Telegraph, citing unnamed sources, Liberty is working on a potential disposal […]

UPC Austria extends reach through local partnership

Liberty Global’s Austrian unit UPC Austria has extended its footprint in the Upper Austria region by striking a deal with the local network operator in Kremsmünster, Elektro Zettl. The agreement means that an additional 2,500 homes will be connected to UPC Austria’s network and will receive its services. UPC has sought to expand its presence […]

UPC Austria completes digital switchover

Liberty Global’s Austrian unit has completed the digitization of its network. UPC Austria, which completed its digital switchover in a series of steps starting in spring last year, has now switched off analogue signals in Vienna. Over the last year, UPC has converted its networks in Lower Austria, Styria, Upper Austria, Tyrol, Carinthia, Vorarlberg and, […]

Liberty Global strikes exclusive deal with Red Bull Media House

Liberty Global’s Swiss and Austrian unit has formed an exclusive partnership with Red Bull Media House to include the latter’s content on the new MySports premium sports offering. MySports will carry existing Red Bull content including the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup and Red Bull Crashed Ice competitions as well as new content created within […]

Motorvision TV expands presence in Switzerland and Austria

Motorsports channel Motorvision TV has struck a deal with Liberty Global’s UPC Austria and UPC Switzerland, giving access to the channel to cable subscribers in the two countries. The channel’s latest carriage deal follows its move from exclusive to non-exclusive carriage with Sky Deutschland earlier this year. That change freed the service up to strike […]

UPC Austria launches new Horizon service

Liberty Global-owned UPC Austria has launched the new version of the operator Horizon advanced TV service. The updated version of the platform comes with a new user interface with more visual elements to aid navigation along with additional information about shows and a quick overview of each title. The service also provides personalised recommendations, pause […]

UPC Austria boosts catch-up offering

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Austria has added content from A+E Networks’ History channel and A&E to its seven-day catch-up service. The channels join 13th Street, Syfy, Cartoon Network, TNT Serie, Universal Channel, CBS Reality, Extreme Sports Channel, Nickelodeon and JimJam on the catch-up service. Gerald Schwanzer, vice-president of products at the cable operator, said […]

UPC Austria sets out analogue switch-off plan

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Austria has set out its schedule to complete the transition of its TV services to digital under a national initiative to phase out analogue cable services. UPC will begin phasing out analogue services in Lower Austria, Wiener Neustadt, Baden and Reichenau from April 5. The digitisation process will continue on […]

UPC Austria acquires regional network

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Austria is expanding its network with the acquisition of Kabel-TV Stadl-Paura in the Wels-Land region. The network will be integrated into UPC Austria by next spring. Kabel-TV Stadl-Paura has been operating in the municipality of Stadl-Paura in Upper Austria, offering TV, broadband and telephone services.

Liberty Global’s Swiss unit to drop Cablecom brand

Liberty Global’s Swiss unit is to abandon its Cablecom brand and adopt a unified brand positioning with Austrian sister unit as UPC. The Swiss and Austrian companies, which were merged into a single organization a year and a half ago, will now operate exclusively under the UPC brand. Both companies will adopt the iridescent flower […]