UPC Switzerland

Liberty Global ‘looking at possible sale’ of Swiss and Austrian units

Liberty Global is looking at a possible sale of its Swiss and Austrian operations, according to a report in UK newspaper The Telegraph. The move could help pave the way for a £175 billion merger between the cable giant and Vodafone. According to The Telegraph, citing unnamed sources, Liberty is working on a potential disposal […]

UPC Switzerland adds Sky Sports app to offering

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Switzerland has integrated the Sky Sport app into its Horizon advanced TV platform. The move makes UPC the first pay TV operator to integrate the app and adds to the operator’s growing investment in sport as a differentiator with rival Swisscom. UPC launched its own proprietary sports service MySports tow […]

UPC Switzerland takes control of Genthod network

Liberty Global-owned UPC Switzerland has acquired the fibre network in Genthod near Geneva. The move means that UPC can now offer uniform services throughout the entire municipality. Some 150 active customers who previously purchased their basic connection directly from the municipality of Genthod will start receiving UPC’s offering from next year. The network in Genthod […]

UPC extends reach of MySports with new network deals

Liberty Global-owned UPC Switzerland has extended the reach of the MySports offering it launched earlier this year, increasing the number of third-party cable distributors for the service to 17. UPC has struck deals with local network operators Glattwerk, R. Geissmann, Fiberstream and AjoieNet. Glattwerk operates in Dübendorf, R. Geissmann AG in the Basel region, Fiberstream […]

Government moves to prevent Swisscom fibre monopoly

The Swiss Federal Council has approved proposed changes in the country’s Telecommunications Act (TCA) that will give Swisscom’s competitors access to its fibre network and mandate the opening up of shared access points in buildings to enable rival providers to compete. The Council that access to subscribers should be technology-neutral, and dominant providers will have […]

UPC Switzerland supplants Quickline as EBL partner

Liberty Global’s Swiss unit is to extend the reach of its services through a new partnership with the EBL cable network in the Emmental-Lucerne region. The partnership will extend the reach of Liberty Global-owned UPC Switzerland’s TV, broadband and fixed and mobile telephony services to an additional footprint of 20,000 homes. UPC will replace Quickline […]

UPC Switzerland launches in Lausanne

Residents of Lausanne in Switzerland can now access all of the services of Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC through their local fibre network. The launch extends the reach of UPC Switzerland’s services to a further 90,000 homes. UPC said that the launch highlighted the importance that French-speaking part of Switzerland pays in its activities. It […]

Swisscom vows to fight on as watchdog rejects move against Liberty Global

Swisscom has vowed to continue to battle for the right to air Swiss ice-hockey, one the country’s favourite sports, after the country’s competition watchdog rejected its bid to implement ‘precautionary measures’ against Liberty Global, which holds exclusive rights to league games. Swisscom and its content sister unit Cinetrade/Teleclub appealed to the regulator after Liberty Global’s […]

UPC Switzerland unveils MySports offering

Liberty Global-owned UPC Switzerland’s new MySports service is now open for customer orders ahead of its launch on September 8. Customers of UPC and 15 other distribution partners can now order the premium version of the service, MySports Pro, which will be available for CHF25 (€23) a month via cable. The basic version of the […]

Motorvision TV expands presence in Switzerland and Austria

Motorsports channel Motorvision TV has struck a deal with Liberty Global’s UPC Austria and UPC Switzerland, giving access to the channel to cable subscribers in the two countries. The channel’s latest carriage deal follows its move from exclusive to non-exclusive carriage with Sky Deutschland earlier this year. That change freed the service up to strike […]