Horizon launches on UPC Ireland

UPC Ireland Horizon launchUPC Ireland has officially launched the Horizon TV receiver, offering a bundle that includes HD channels as standard, recording for up to four channels simultaneously and 100 Mbps broadband for €50 per month.

In April, UPC introduced its new Irish Horizon TV App and Horizon TV Online service, offering customers access to 45 channels across multiple devices, addressing the growing viewership of TV content on PC’s, laptops, mobiles and tablets for free in-home.

Included in the 19 HD channels is content from major broadcasters RTE, TG4, Sky and the BBC.

Speaking at the launch Mark Coan, vice president sales & marketing of UPC Ireland said, “When it comes to TV, UPC is Ireland’s leading innovator. Today we’re taking television to the next level with the introduction of Horizon TV.”

The launch of Horizon TV has been enabled by UPC’s investment of over half a billion euro in its fibre powered network.

Coan and his team will be hoping that UPC Ireland’s call centres do not face the criticism voiced by consumer groups in the Netherlands and Switzerland.

A new software update, code named H2, has resolved a number of the bugs associated with the early Horizon boxes that are now in 270,000 homes across the UPC network.