UPC Netherlands MD Diederik Karsten has told the Dutch national cable congress Kabel in de 21e Eeuw that the cablenet will launch its VOD service on April 16. It follows a limited test in 500 households.
Initially VOD will only be available to the 60,000 households in the Gelderland and Brabant regions, before being extended to the rest of the network.
At launch UPC will offer a selection of 35 recent films and 200 library titles. 250 hours of television series and 75 hours of childrens’ programmes will be offered as part of a subscription TV service. There will also be a free VOD offer.
UPC already offers a limited NVOD (near-video-on-demand) service. (JC)