UPC Austria

UPC Austria launches Wi-Free nationally

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Austria has completed the rollout of its national ‘Wi-Free’ Wi-Fi network. According to the operator, 475,000 UPC internet subscribers have joined the network and can now surf the web for free outside their homes using it. Registered customers also have access to about six million hotspots across Europe. The national […]

UPC Austria extends Wi-Free offering

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Austria is to extend its Wi-Free public WiFi offering to its entire network following what it said was a successful pilot project in Graz. Wi-Free, based on the partitioning of UPC subscribers’ private WiFi clouds, gives users access to thousands of hotspots across the country, with downstream speeds of up […]

Liberty Global operators add HD services to Horizon Go

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Austria has expended the number of channels available for out-of-home viewing, including the launch of a number of HD services. UPC is now offering 81 channels for out-of-home access to customers with a UPC Mobile subscription, including 21 HD services. Customers with the advanced Horizon Go mobile TV service, available […]

UPC Austria notches up 2.8 million TV streams for Horizon Go

UPC Austria has logged 2.8 million TV streams for its mobile TV service Horizon Go in the six months since its launch on November 10, 2014.  UPC Austria said that more than it has recorded more than 40,000 users for the service, who have accessed around 470,000 streams of TV content per month in its […]

UPC Austria adds HD version of Vienna channel

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Austria has added the HD version of Vienna cable channel W24 to its programming line-up. W24 in HD quality will be available on UPC Media Box set-tops via channel 217. The channel is also broadcast in SD quality on channel 105. The move expands the number of HD services offered by […]

Liberty Global gives Salaets Austria and Switzerland role

UPC Austria and UPC Cablecom, the new combined organization for Liberty Global’s networks in Austria and Switzerland, has appointed Benny Salaets as VP of strategy and business development.  Salaets, who previously worked for Belgian operator Telenet in a number of product management and business development roles, will take up his new post within the Liberty […]

UPC Austria adds RTL HD channels

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Austria has added five HD channels from RTL Group to its offering.  The operator has made HD versions of RTL, RTL II, Super RTL, RTL Nitro and Vox avaialble as parrt of its HD Extra Plus package. The package, which already includes the HD channels of ProSiebenSat.1’s Austrian subsidiary ProSiebenSat.1 […]

Liberty Global to reduce Swiss-Austrian headcount

Liberty Global’s Swiss and Austrian units are to reduce their staff headcount by up to 250 between now and 2018 as they consolidate their operations into a single structure.  According to the company, the reduction will predominantly affect UPC Cablecom in Switzerland and apply across the business. The numbers could be lower if growth is […]

Travel Channel launches on UPC Austria

Scripps Networks UK and EMEA has launched Travel Channel on UPC in Austria, following a distribution deal struck between Liberty Global and Scripps last year. Travel Channel is the first network to launch on a Liberty Global platform since the pan-European distribution agreement was reached in October for Food Network, Travel Channel and Fine Living. […]

Cable operators top Netflix Euro-rankings

Netflix has published its second assessment of internet service providers’ performance in Europe since it launched in a batch of countries in September. In France, the rankings showed strong progress by cable provider Numericable and a slight decline in performance by ADSL providers. Numericable’s rollout of high-speed services meant that its October average stood at […]