Swiss cable operator UPC has decided to significantly expand its partner model.
Swiss 1, a new commercial TV channel from Switzerland, plans to launch on June 8, 2017.
German car and motor sports channel Motorvision TV will become available on the cable networks of UPC in Austria and Switzerland in mid-April 2017.
Netflix is now available as an app on the Horizon HD recorder offered by UPC in Switzerland.
UPC (Switzerland and Austria) has appointed Anna Gatti, as Chief Marketing, Products and Digital Officer.
UPC Switzerland is launching an eSports portal, eSports.ch.
Cable operator UPC will provide around 300,000 internet customers in Switzerland and Austria with its new-generation modem Connect Box free of charge.
The Swiss cable operators have lost 129,000 TV customers in the past 12 months, mainly due to the strong competition with IPTV provider Swisscom.
Swiss competition authority WEKO has imposed a CHF71.8 million (€64.6 million) fine against telco Swisscom for anti-competitive behaviour in the pay-TV sports rights business.
Switzerland’s national telco Swisscom has increased its number of IPTV customers in Q1 2016 by 36,000 to a total of 1.37 million.