UPC Switzerland


Fries: Liberty’s sale of assets is ‘important inflection point for cable’

Liberty Global’s sale of assets marks “a pretty important inflection point for European cable” following a period of organic and acquisition growth for the company, according to CEO Mike Fries, speaking at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference yesterday. He said that cable in Europe now faces telecom competitors that are “pretty darn good […]

UPC Switzerland commissions new eSports offering

Liberty Global-owned Swiss cable operator UPC Switzerland has commissioned a new eSports format for its MySports service. The eSports offering, Good Game – die eSports Revolution, is targeted at new and casual gamers. The service will air in 15-minute episodes devoted to a specific game, with explanation of the game’s goals and principles and material […]

UPC Switzerland makes trio of management appointments

Liberty Global-owned UPC Switzerland has made a trio of senior management appointments as part of new CEO Severina Pascu’s drive to improve the quality of the struggling operator’s business. The cable operator has named Urs Reinhard in the new role of chief digital officer, responsible for accelerating the digital agenda and driving change across the […]

Virgin Media powering Liberty Global as overall residential cable revenues dip

Strong growth from the UK’s Virgin Media has powered Liberty Global Q3 performance, while overall the cable giant saw residential cable revenue fall and mobile and B2B revenue rise. Virgin Media delivered revenue-generating unit additions of 105,000 in the third quarter, with growth from existing and new build areas being driven by its triple-play offers. […]

Liberty Global’s Fries mulls Swiss consolidation and a Dutch buyout

Liberty Global is mulling potential consolidation in the Swiss market and a longer-term decision about whether to buy out Vodafone in its Dutch JV, according to president and CEO Mike Fries. Fries, speaking at the Goldman Sachs’ Communacopia Conference in the US, said that Switzerland remains a “challenging” market and that Liberty was looking at […]

Liberty Global’s MySports launches new channel

Liberty Global-owned UPC Switzerland’s sports broadcast unit MySports is launching a new sports channel, MySports One, ahead of the upcoming hockey season – a key event in the Swiss sporting calendar. The channel, which goes live today, will be distributed via UPC and other operators to digital TV customers. MySports One will be serve as […]

Liberty Global has ‘strong turnaround plan’ for UPC Switzerland

Liberty Global’s struggling Swiss business remains “highly cash-generative” with attractive cash-flow, giving the company “strategic options” as the Swiss market “looks to consolidate and rationalise”, according to CEO Mike Fries. Speaking to analysts as the company posted its Q2 results, Fries said that Liberty had “a pretty strong turnaround plan for Switzerland” but that this […]

Liberty Global announces management change for UPC Switzerland

Liberty Global has announced that Severina Pascu will become chief executive officer (CEO) of UPC Switzerland, taking over from Eric Tveter. Pascu is a 10-year veteran of Liberty Global and is currently chief operating officer of UPC Switzerland. In her new role she will role she will report jointly to Liberty CEO Mike Fries. Tveter […]

UPC Switzerland acquires Höfe cable network

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Switzerland has acquired the Höfe region cable network belonging to infrastructure group EW Höfe, leaving its owner to focus on building out a fibre network. The EW Höfe cable network currently serves around 15,000 homes in the region of Höfe on the upper shores of Lake Zurich. UPC Switzerland has […]

MySports passes subscriber milestone

Liberty Global-owned UPC Switzerland’s premium sports channel MySports has secured 50,000 subscribers since its launch in September, according to the company. UPC distributes MySports on its own network and via 15 distribution partners. The service has exclusive rights to Swiss National League ice hockey, which is aired on the MySports Pro channels. Other forthcoming competitions […]

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