UPC has launched a major upgrade programme to convert its Irish subscribers to the digital format. The campaign will give customers on the Chorus and NTL networks a free upgrade to digital TV and a basic package of over 100 TV and radio channels. €10 million is being invested in the programme. No additional charges will be payable for the first six months, after which subscribers will pay an extra €2.50 per month.
The launch has been accompanied by an upgrade of the legacy Chorus networks and an improvement in the available channel line-up adding a further 50 digital TV and radio services. 53% of UPC Ireland’s 585,000 households can now receive digital service either via cable or the Multichannel Multipoint Digital Service (MMDS) networks, which represents 108,000 subscribers.
UPC has successfully completed the upgrade in Athlone, Portlaoise, Celbridge, Maynooth, Carlow, Tallow, Lismore, Cappoquinn and Tipperary.