UPC Hungary

SPI/FilmBox expands distribution with UPC Hungary

SPI International/FilmBox has extended a distribution agreement with Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Hungary. The three-year agreement extension comes with an increased number of FilmBox channels; Gametoon HD, FightBox HD and DocuBox HD; Eroxxx HD have been included to the FilmBox Premium package. FilmBox On Demand, which offers a wide variety of genres including Hollywood blockbusters and […]

UPC Hungary taps Agama for service assurance

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Hungary has tapped Agama Technologies to supply its video assurance platform. By implementing the Agama video assurance platform in its head-end and network, UPC will have real-time access to information and insights on service performance at multiple points in the delivery network, according to Agama. “By choosing Agama’s modern, software-based […]

UPC Hungary adds new channels from TV2

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Hungary has added two new channels to its programming line-up. The operator has added telenovela channel Izaura TV to its line-up, offering romantic series from around the world including ‘90s hit Muñeca Brava (The Wild Angel) along with La Viuda Joven (The Black Widow and Turkish series Queen of the […]

Scripps extends UPC deal in Hungary

Scripps Networks UK and EMEA has extended its Hungarian presence with the launch of the SD feeds of Food Network and Fine Living via UPC Magyarország (UPC Hungary). Both channels make their UPC Hungary debut, with each one available to subscribers as part of operator’s ‘Gold package’ with a voice-over in Hungarian. “Our growth strategy […]

Liberty Global highlights cloud TV success

UPC Hungary’s rollout of cloud-based TV apps, including YouTube, on legacy set-top boxes has exceeded expectations in terms of take-up to date, according to Arpad Jordan, CTO, central and eastern Europe, Liberty Global. Speaking at the Digital TV CEE 2015 conference in Warsaw this morning, Jordan said that over 50% of Liberty-owned UPC Hungary’s subscriber […]

Virgin Media Ireland boss moves to UPC Hungary

The CEO of Virgin Media in Ireland, Magnus Ternsjö, has moved to take the chief executive role at UPC Hungary – an internal switch between two Liberty Global-owned companies. In his new job Ternsjö will report to Severina Pascu, who leads the Central and Eastern Europe region within Liberty Global, and he will  be responsible […]

UPC Hungary to extend cloud-based YouTube to all boxes

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Hungary is to expand its ActiveVideo-powered cloud-based YouTube app to its entire base of set-tops, having experienced strong take-up from deployment of the platform to its base of HD boxes. Speaking at the OTTtv World Summit in London this morning, Arpad Jordan, CTO central and eastern Europe, Liberty Global, said […]

UPC Hungary claims success for cloud-based YouTube app

Viewing minutes on Liberty Global-owned UPC Hungary’s cloud-delivered YouTube service have exceeded one million per day in the three months since the service launched. Following the first phase of the rollout, the company will continue the developments to enable all UPC digital cable TV households to enjoy online content on TV by the end of […]

UPC Hungary launches app store on legacy STBs

UPC Hungary has partnered with Netherlands-based Metrological to deploy a cloud-based TV app store on legacy UPC set-top boxes.  The app store is available on UPC Hungary’s HD Mediaboxes with users able to access apps by the likes of YouTube, CNN News, Picasa and Facebook on their TVs. Metrological, a provider of cloud-based software application […]