Liberty Global says 3Q launch for Horizon, posts strongest quarterly subs growth

Reporting what it described as its best-ever quarterly subscriber growth, Liberty Global now says it will begin rolling out its long-awaited Horizon next-generation TV product in the Netherlands in the third quarter, to be followed by Switzerland. Liberty Global added 445,000 revenue-generating units through organic growth in the three months to March, contributing to what […]

Chello Central Europe strikes new carriage deals

Chello Central Europe, the Liberty Global-owned pan-regional broadcast group, has inked a number of carriage deals for its channel TV Paprika and Zone Romantica. 
The company has inked a deal with UPC’s Focus Sat in Romania for cooking channel TV Paprika, while female skewing Zone Romantica will launch on UPC Direct platform in Hungary. Both […]

UPC Cablecom to sell services via Mobilezone

Liberty Global-owned Swiss cable operator UPC Cablecom is to sell its services via retail chain Mobilezone’ outlets. From May 2, UPC Cablecom products will be available in 92 of Mobilezone’s 135 outlets across the country. Mobilezone will sell the cable operator’s full range of products, including combination deals and digital TV packages. Eva Slack, vice-president, […]

UPC Netherlands boosts VOD line-up with Sony content

UPC Netherlands has signed  a deal with Sony Pictures Television to bring a raft of content to its on-demand platform. The cable operator will offer titles including The Adventures of Tintin, Moneyball and Straw Dogs from Sony to its customers. According to UPC, 75% of its customers used the VOD platform last year, consuming more […]

UPC Slovakia boosts line-up with ESPN America

UPC Slovakia has added six channels including ESPN America to its line-up. The US sports channel airs coverage of NHL hockey and NBA basketball matches as well as NASCAR racing events. The cable operator is also adding HD public service channels Jednotku HD and JOJ Plus HD, along with movie channel Filmbox Extra 1 and […]

UPC Cablecom to acquire Gais network

Swiss cable operator UPC Cablecom is set to acquire the cable network operated by the municipality of Gais. The electorate in Gais voted in favour of the sale on March 11. The network was set up in 1972 and now offers analogue and digital services, including HD channels, video-on-demand and up to 100Mbps broadband.

UPC Hungary to acquire local operator

UPC Hungary has received regulatory approval to acquire local cable operator RubiCom. The country’s Competition Authority has given the green light for the Liberty Global operator to buy RubiCom, which delivers services to around 100,000 households. UPC plans to upgrade the network and hopes to offer a full digital offering, including up to 120Mbps broadband, […]

UPC Direct adds Story5 in Hungary

UPC’s Hungarian DTH platform UPC Direct has added romance channel Story5 to its line-up. Launched last year, the channel airs romantic series and telenovelas for 20 hours a day from 06:00 to 02:00. Story 5 is the sister channel of Story4, both of which are operated by Sanoma Digital Media.

Liberty Global posts increased revenues and full-year loss

European cable giant Liberty Global increased revenues by US$1billion (€750 million) last year, posting a total of US$9.5 billion for the full year compared with US$8.4 for the previous year. The company posted a loss of US$772.7 million, compared to a profit of US$388.2 million in 2010 when it benefited from the sale of its […]

UPC Netherlands launches mobile broadband service

Cable operator UPC Netherlands  has launched a mobile internet service, enabling subscribers to download up to 500MB of data for €15 a month or 2GB for €25. UPC is also offering a pay-as-you-go offering for €0.05 per 1MB plus a charge of €10 for the SIM card. Subscribers to UPC’s All In One triple-play offering […]

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