UPC Austria

Liberty Global unifies Swiss and Austrian teams, names customer chief

Liberty Global is creating a unified management team for its Austria and Swiss operations, appointing Frank Zelger to the new post of chief customer officer. The moves follows the appointment in July of UPC Cablecom managing director Eric Tveter as CEO of both the Austrian and Swiss companies. Liberty is now building a transnational management […]

UPC Austria to launch Horizon Go

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Austria is due to launch UPC’s Horizon Go over-the-top TV service in the country on November 10. Available free to existing UPC TV and internet customers, Horizon Go will be accessible from smartphone, tablet, PC and notebooks. UPC TV Plus customers will be able to access 100 channels through the […]

UPC Austria adds HD services

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Austria has begun distributing the Austrian public broadcaster’s ORF III and ORF Sport+ channels in HD. ORF III HD and ORF Sport+ HD will be shown in all regions of the operator’s footprint. UPC is also airing all nine regional variants of ORF 2 news service Bundesland Heute in HD, […]

Liberty reorganises Austrian and Swiss operations

Liberty Global has appointed UPC Cablecom managing director, Eric Tveter, as CEO of a newly created Swiss and Austrian division. The reorganisation, which is effective as of August 1, will also see UPC Austria’s current managing director, Thomas Hintze, become chairman of UPC Austria and senior advisor, reporting to Tveter. Liberty said that the changes […]

UPC Austria completes Pircher integration

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Austria has completed the integration of western Austrian cable network Pircher Media in its UPC Fiber Power network. The integration, which follows UPC’s acquisition of the network, based in Bregenz in Vorarlberg, in January, will enable Pircher Media customers to benefit from UPC’s high-speed internet services, making download speeds of […]

Sport on-demand for UPC Austria subscribers

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Austria has made selected content from the Sport 1+ and Sport 1 US channels available on-demand. The move means that UPC TV Plus, Super FIT, Super FIT Family, Top FIT and Mega FIT subscribers can now access content  including international football and basketball on-demand. Sport 1+ offers content including English […]

UPC Austria adding 11 HD services

Liberty Global-owned UPC Austria is adding 11 new HD channels o its line-up. The move takes the total number of HD services on the platform to 72, including Sky Deutschland’s premium service channels. From tomorrow, UPC Austria will add EinsFestival HD and ZDFinfo HD from German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF, the addition of which […]

UPC Austria adding 10 HD channels

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Austria is adding 10 HD channels to its programming line-up as it upgrades its network and begins to wind down analogue transmissions. Seven new HD channels on the UPC network will be available to UPC TV Start and UPC TV Plus customers, including SF 2, Phoenix, ZDF Info, Eins Plus, […]

UPC Austria sees VoD use grow strongly

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Austria has said that its video-on-demand service saw 5.5 million sessions ordered last year, surpassing the previous year’s count by about 45% or 1.7 million views. According to Gerald Schwanzer, head of marketing and sales at UPC Austria, UPC now offers over 7,000 on-demand titles, with almost half being available […]

UPC Austria adds Melodie TV

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Austria has added local music channel Melodie TV to its programming line-up.  The channel, which launched in May, will be part of the UPC Start package, making it avaialble to about 330,000 homes. Melodie TV offers a mix of folk and pop music as well as programmes about nature and […]