UPC Cablecom and UPC Austria will invest over €250 million in extending their cable network to 250,000 additional premises in Austria and Switzerland over the next five years.
The largest Austrian cable operator UPC Austria will commence analogue switch-off this spring.
Liberty Global is currently preparing the deployment of its interactive multimedia box Horizon TV to the customers of its Austrian subsidiary UPC Austria.
Liberty Global will unify the names of its cable subsidiaries in Austria and Switzerland under the joint label UPC, the umbrella brand of its European cable assets.
Broadband internet and telephony remained the growth drivers for cable operators UPC Austria and UPC Cablecom in Q3 2015.
Austria’s largest cable operator UPC Austria will offer its customers the possibility to surf the net for free using other customers’ Wi-Fi networks.
Austrian cable operator UPC Austria has commenced offering its customers the possibility to use mobile TV app Horizon Go outside the reach of their Wi-Fi home network.
Liberty Global will bundle its operations in Central and Eastern Europe with its Austrian and Swiss subsidiaries UPC Austria and UPC Cablecom.
Austria’s largest cable operator UPC Austria is preparing the launch of a subscription video-on-demand service (SVOD) following the Netflix model on which viewers can watch films, series and other content for a flat monthly fee.
Up to 250 employees at UPC Austria and UPC Cablecom could be lost by 2018, following the reorganisation of UPC’s Austrian and Swiss operations.