UPC Cablecom

UPC Cablecom to offer in-the-clear basic digital service

Cable operator UPC Cablecom is to abolish encryption of its 55 most popular TV channels, including HD channels, at the beginning of next year. The move means that the channels will be available to Swiss households without the need for additional reception equipment such as a set-top box of DigiCard CI Plus CAM. The operator […]

Cablecom adds 17 channels, expands HD offer

Swiss cable operator UPC Cablecom has considerably enhanced its TV offer with the addition of 17 new digital channels. The Liberty Global-owned operator has added two channels for German-speaking Switzerland, 11 for French-speaking Switzerland and four for Italian-speaking Switzerland. A further 21 of the existing channels are now available in HD, the operator said.

UPC Cablecom to add new HD channels

Liberty Global-owned Swiss cable operator UPC Cablecom will launch 26 new channels, including six in HD, to its line-up nationwide from June 5. In German-speaking Switzerland, the company will add new channels RTL Nitro and Glitz HD to its line-up, with 12 existing channels also to made available in HD. UPC Cablecom will be offering […]

UPC Cablecom to sell services via Mobilezone

Liberty Global-owned Swiss cable operator UPC Cablecom is to sell its services via retail chain Mobilezone’ outlets. From May 2, UPC Cablecom products will be available in 92 of Mobilezone’s 135 outlets across the country. Mobilezone will sell the cable operator’s full range of products, including combination deals and digital TV packages. Eva Slack, vice-president, […]

UPC Cablecom takes ProSiebenSat.1 channels

German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has inked a distribution deal with Swiss cable operator UPC Cablecom. The agreement will see the Swiss versions of Sat.1, ProSieben and Kabel Eins air on the service in high definition. The channels will launch in June and is the latest carriage deal between the two companies.

UPC acquires Kreuzlingen operator

Swiss cable operator UPC Cablecom has acquired the network in the region of Kreuzlingen from the private shareholders of Stadtantenne Kreuzlingen. Stadtantenne Kreuzlingen has been a partner of UPC cablecom since 1989. UPC said customers would be unaffected by the takeover and in the future will be offered various advanced services, including video-on-demand and an […]

Cablecom appoints media spokesperson

Swiss cable operator UPC Cablecom has named Andreas Werz as its media spokesperson. Werz has joined Switzerland’s largest cable operator from the energy company Alpiq where he was head of media and external communication at Alpiq. UPC’s Cablecom corporate communications team is headed by Roland Bischofberger.

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.

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