New chief for UPC DTH

Liberty Global’s central European satellite TV arm, UPC DTH, has named Catalin Itu as its new managing director. Itu takes over from Michael Lee, who is leaving the company. Lee has served as chief executive of UPC DTH since 2013. Itu, who is currently vice-president of sales and operations at UPC DTH, will take up […]

Telenor Satellite extends deal with UPC DTH

Telenor Satellite has extended its satellite distribution agreement with UPC DTH, the Liberty Global-owned DTH pay TV operator for central and eastern Europe. According to Telenor, the new agreement is a long term multi-transponder agreement, which will continue to provide UPC DTH with satellite capacity for its broadcast traffic on the Thor 5, Thor 6 […]

New Filmbox Live service launches on UPC DTH

SPI International/Filmbox Channels Group has struck a deal with Liberty Global’s UPC DTH in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary to provide customers of the UPC Direct and freeSAT services with a new online service, FilmBox Live.  FilmBox Live will be added to the current FilmBox Pack on both platforms, and will allow FilmBox Pack subscribers to […]

Liberty Global’s UPC DTH adds Stingray mobile apps

Liberty Global’s central and eastern European DTH unit, UPC DTH, has added Stingray’s music app for Android and iOS devices to its offering. The Stingray Music mobile app is now available free of charge to Medium or Plus HD Pak subscribers of UPC Direct in Hungary, and freeSAT in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The […]

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 taps CoralTree for business support

Business support systems specialist CoralTree is providing customer relationship and inventory management systems for Liberty Global’s satellite arm UPC DTH, supporting its operations across Hungary, Czech Republic, and Slovakia. UPC DTH partnered with CoralTree to implement its CRM, product catalogue, and inventory management solutions to simplify customer sales order processing, reduce agent training time, and […]

UPC DTH adds Scripps Networks channels

Liberty Global-owned central and eastern European satellite TV provider UPC DTH is adding Scripps Networks International’s Fine Living and Food Network channels to its line-up. Food Network will be available on channel 92 to Plus Pak customers for UPC Direct/freeSAT customers in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary and Mozaic customers for Focus Sat in […]

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 […]

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