UPC Switzerland secures Sky Bundesliga matches to see off Swisscom

Liberty Global’s Swiss unit has secured a deal with Sky to offer the latter’s Bundesliga coverage via its recently launched MySports service. Under the deal, all Bundesliga matches to which Sky Deutschland holds the rights will be shown exclusively on MySports in Switzerland via cable and IPTV. The deal will enable UPC Switerland to show […]

UPC Poland first up with TVN catch-up service

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Poland is to be the first Polish service provider to make Scripps Networks Interactive-owned broadcaster TVN’s Replay TV service available to its subscribers. TVN Replay TV will enable viewers to watch selected broadcast TV programmes for up to seven days after their linear airing.  The catch-up service will be available […]

UPC chief calls for further consolidation in Poland

Consolidation of Polish cable is vital to provide a serious competitor to Orange, according to UPC Poland chief executive Frans-Willem de Kloet. Interviewed for local papers Rzeczpospolita, Dziennika Gazeta Prawna and Puls Biznes, De Kloet said that further consolidation would enable cable to compete more effectively with the national telecom operator. He said that there […]

UPC Central Europe takes control of Geneva region network

Liberty Global’s Swiss and Austrian unit UPC Central Europe has acquired full control of a municipal fibre optic network in the Geneva region. The move follows the decision of the Onex municipal council to sell its shares in TéléOnex SA and means that UPC, which until now has held a 49% stake in the network, […]

Netflix goes live on Liberty’s Horizon platforms in Ireland, Switzerland

Netflix has launched on Liberty Global’s Horizon advanced TV platform in Ireland and Switzerland, following its Horizon debut in the Netherlands last week. Customers of Liberty-owned Virgin Media in Ireland can now watch Netflix on their TV using their Netflix subscription on Virgin Media’s Horizon TV service, the company said in statement. UPC customers in […]

UPC Poland adds new channels

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Poland has joined the list of Polish TV operators providing the Metro HD and WP HD channels. Metro HD is a new channel providing a mix of movies, documentaries and reality shows, while WP HD offers news and magazine programming covering Poland. UPC Poland will offer both channels as part […]

UPC Austria launches new Horizon service

Liberty Global-owned UPC Austria has launched the new version of the operator Horizon advanced TV service. The updated version of the platform comes with a new user interface with more visual elements to aid navigation along with additional information about shows and a quick overview of each title. The service also provides personalised recommendations, pause […]

UPC Poland extends Paramount availability

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Poland has made Paramount Channel HD more widely available by adding the service to its Select pack. Previously Paramount Channel was only available as part of the top-tier Max pack. The move means that the Viacom-owned channel will now extend its reach to one million UPC digital TV subscribers, enabling […]

UPC Czech and Slovak units add Discovery HD channels

Liberty Global-owned service providers UPC Czech Republic and UPC Slovakia, which operate as a combined unit, have added three channels from Discovery to their offerings. Customers in the two countries can view Discovery Science HD, discovery Turbo Extra HD and Discovery IDx HD. The additions take the number of HD channels to which UPC subscribers […]

Liberty Global unit acquires local Swiss player

UPC Central Europe – the Liberty Global unit for Austria and Switzerland – has acquired the local cable network operated by Regionalantenne Ermatingen AG (RAE AG) in Ermatingen in the canton of Thurgau in the north-eastern part of Switzerland. RAE AG has been a partner of UPC and its predecessors since 1989. The company’s network […]