UPC Netherlands

UPC Netherlands doubles upload speeds for broadband

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Netherlands has increased the upload speed of its internet packages, in most cases doubling the existing upload speed. The 2.5Mbps upload speed associated with UPC’s 50Mbps download service has been upped to 5Mbps, while the 6Mbps and 10Mbps speeds associated with the 120Mbps and 200Mbps services respectively have also been […]

Ziggo recommends Liberty Global offer, Coopmans to be new CEO

The board of Dutch cable leader Ziggo has recommended a €35.74 per share offer by Liberty Global to acquire the 71.5% of the company that it doesn’t already own.  Liberty has also said that its current Dutch chief Baptiest Coopmans will take over as Ziggo CEO once the deal is complete. Bert Groenewegen will remain […]

UPC Netherlands unveils programming changes

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Netherlands is making a number of changes to its programming line-up on June 3. The operator will add The Indonesia Channel and Mediaset Italia to its Starter package, with the latter replacing Rai Uno. UPC is also adding adult channel Meiden van Holland Soft in place of PassieTV. The operator […]

UPC Netherlands launches Horizon app for Android

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Netherlands has launched a new Horizon TV app for Android devices that allows users to watch live TV on their mobile phones and tablets. The free app is available in the Google Play store. UPC customers can view up to 90 TV channels depending on their subscriptions and can use […]

UPC Netherlands adds Fox Sports Go

Liberty Global-owned UPC Netherlands has added Fox Sports Go to its line-up of services.  The TV everywhere offering gives users the chance to watch live and on-demand content form Fox Sports International and Fox Sports Eredivisie on laptops, PCs, Macs, tablets, smart TVs and smartphones. The Fox Sports Dutch app can be downloaded free of […]

Liberty Global and Ziggo making good progress on takeover

Liberty Global and Ziggo are “making good progress” on preparations for the takeover by the former of the latter, the pair have confirmed. Liberty Global expects to submit a request for review and approval of its offer to the Dutch financial markets regulator the AFM by April 21 at the latest, the company said. This […]

Liberty agrees Ziggo takeover

Liberty Global has agreed to buy Ziggo, in a deal that values the Dutch cable operator at roughly €10 billion.  The stock and cash deal will see Liberty offer roughly €34.53 per Ziggo share, based on its own current share price. This marks a premium of 22% on Ziggo’s closing share price of €29.24 on […]

UPC Netherlands launches new bundles

Cable operator UPC Netherlands has launched new bundled packages, including a new standard package, All-in-1 Power, combining internet at up to 120Mbps and 70 TV channels including 15 HD services for €50. Other packages include a basic pack with 50Mbps internet and 70 channels, including 15 in HD, for €40, and All-in-1 Extra Power, with […]

Liberty appoints new Virgin Media CFO

Liberty Global has named the managing director of UPC Netherlands, Robert Dunn, as Virgin Media’s next chief finance officer. The appointment is due to be made after Liberty completes its buyout of Virgin Media, which is due to happen by the end of the second quarter. Dunn will replace current Virgin CFO Eamonn O’Hare, who […]

UPC to make Dutch film available simultaneously on VOD

Cable operator UPC Netherlands is to make Dutch film De Ontmaagding van Eva van End available on-demand simultaneously with its theatrical release. The movie will be premiered at the Rotterdam Film Festival, which UPC is sponsoring, on January 30 ahead of its general release on February 14.