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 […]

Polish regulator says Liberty Global deal could restrict competition

Polish regulator the UOKiK has ruled that Liberty Global’s long-awaited acquisition of Multimedia Polska could restrict competition in a number of cities across the country. Following its analysis of the impact of the acquisition on competition, the watchdog ruled that the combination of Liberty Global’s UPC Polska with Multimedia Polska could diminish competition in 15 […]

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 […]

Liberty Global strikes exclusive deal with Red Bull Media House

Liberty Global’s Swiss and Austrian unit has formed an exclusive partnership with Red Bull Media House to include the latter’s content on the new MySports premium sports offering. MySports will carry existing Red Bull content including the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup and Red Bull Crashed Ice competitions as well as new content created within […]

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 Czech adds raft of Universal Studios content to MyPrime

Liberty Global-owned UPC Czech Republic has added a raft of series and movies from Universal Studios to its MyPrime premium video line-up. The cable operator will offer series including Mr Robot and Knight Rider as well as movies such as Apollo 13, Jaws and the Back to the Future Trilogy to its subscribers. All movies […]

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 […]

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 […]