Telenet has announced plans for customers to be able to watch television content, live and recorded, across any TV screen.
“Within five short months we have sold over 100,000 [Horizon] subscriptions and have over 200,000 unique users enjoying our on-line and multiscreen services in the Netherlands,” LGI president and CEO Mike Fries has said.
UPC Cablecom has launched Horizon TV, the TV everywhere service via internet and on mobile devices. It is available to all customers with an existing digital TV subscription.
The Dutch consumer association (Consumentenbond) has launched a UPC Horizon panel to bundle all complaints about the new set-top box.
Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries says there are lessons to be learnt from over-the-top steamer Netflix, but made it clear cable would have the final say.
Mark Giesbers, director of marketing and content, UPC Netherlands, will join UPC parent Liberty Global from February 1.
UPC Cablecom is launching its Horizon entertainment platform in Switzerland on Monday, January 14.
The commercial use of personal data is potentially of huge economic value, with a new Liberty Global report saying that “at a 22% annual growth rate, applying personal data can deliver a €330 billion annual economic benefit for organisations by 2020”.
Dutch cable operator UPC has begun the download of a firmware update for the Horizon set-top boxes already in the market.
Liberty Global has sold over 50,000 Horizon TV subscriptions and had over 125,000 unique online users in the Netherlands since its launch in September.