UPC Direct

Liberty Global sells DTH business to M7

Liberty Global is to sell its central and eastern European DTH business to international pay TV operator M7 Group for €180 million. Liberty’s DTH satellite operations currently serve four central and eastern European markets: Hungary under the UPC Direct Brand, the Czech Republic and Slovakia under the freeSAT brand and Romania under the FocusSat brand. […]

Liberty Global reaches 800,000 DTH customers

Liberty Global’s satellite unit, UPC DTH, has now surpassed 800,000 customers in Europe – a more than 60% increase since the formation of the division in 2010. Liberty provides satellite TV services in Central and Eastern Europe operating under the brand names freeSAT in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, UPC Direct in Hungary, and Focus […]

UPC DTH adds three channels

Liberty Global-owned satellite pay TV unit UPC DTH has added three channels to its offerings, which cover the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania. UPC DTH has added Comedy Central Extra to its UPC Direct, freeSAT and Focus Sat services in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania. Paramount Movie Channel will be also added […]


Liberty Global’s satellite TV arm, UPC DTH, has added OTT TV anywhere service HBO Go to its services in Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The streaming service will be available to all HBO customers on UPC Direct in Hungary and freeSAT in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. UPC DTH will provide HBO Go to […]

UPC DTH adds new services

Liberty Global-owned satellite TV unit UPC DTH is adding new services to its freeSAT service in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, UPC Direct in Hungary and Focus Sat in Romania. The DTH unit is adding five channels to the Czech, Slovak and Hungarian services and six to the Romanian service. New channels to join from […]

UPC DTH launches CI+ with Neotion

Liberty Global-owned DTH operator UPC DTH has launched a CI+ offering in partnership with conditional access module supplier Neotion. Neotion will supply CI+ 1.3 CAMs to UPC DTH, which include the ability to set and change personal profiles. The move will enable UPC DTH’s subscribers in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, where it operates under […]

UPC Direct to air Champions League final in 3D

Liberty Global-owned DTH bouquet UPC DTH’s Hungarian unit is teaming up with sports channel Sport 1 HD to air the Champions League football final in 3D for the first time.  UPC Direct will air the match on May 25 in 3D, available to anyone with an HD satellite receiver and a basic UPC Direct subscription. […]

RTL 2 launches on UPC Direct

German channel RTL 2 has launched on UPC’s Hungarian DTH platform UPC Direct. The channel has been added to the Direct Medium package. It offers TV series, game shows and movies. “The launch of RTL ll is another example of the commitment of UPC DTH to provide the most robust channel line-up of any DTH […]

Telenor and UPC Direct to jointly offer DTH and mobile broadband

Telenor and UPC Direct have begun jointly offering a bundled offering of TV channels and mobile broadband at a discount rate. The new solution developed by telco and satellite operator Telenor and DTH platform operator UPC Direct provides customers with a selection of Telenor mobile broadband  nternet and UPC Direct satellite television bundles. Broadband speeds […]

Kids channel Megamax launches on UPC Direct

Chello Central Europe’s kids channel Megamax has launched on the UPC Direct DTH platform in Hungary. The deal means it will reach 1.2 million homes in the country and will also be carried on some cable systems in the country. “Megamax is a real treat for young boys offering a 15 hour daily run of […]