UPC has launched the catch-up TV service RTL gemist on its networks in The Netherlands. Programmes from RTL 4, 5, 7 and 8 can be requested up to ten days from the original broadcast date.
Liberty Global has posted a net loss of $35.7 million (€24.2 million) for the third quarter, which is a considerable improvement on the $278.3 million recorded in Q3 2008. Its revenues meanwhile amounted to $2,824.2 million, reflecting a 4% rebased growth on a year earlier.
The Dutch telecoms regulator OPTA has published its draft regulation for the opening up of the Ziggo and UPC cable networks to third party resellers. Interested parties can submit their comments until December 11.
UPC has confirmed to Broadband TV News that it is actively considering the introduction of CI Plus modules.
The Dutch cable operator UPC will launch two RTL channels in HD this Thursday (October 15), and early next year two more RTL channels will also start in HD.
EuroSummit 2009 – Lisbon. Chris Winkelmolen was appointed as CTAM Europe’s new chairman, taking over from Chad Raube.
CTAM Eurosummit – Lisbon. Cablenets are maintaining their use of the term fiber as they look to promote the technological superiority of EuroDOCSIS 3 broadband against telco-delivered ADSL product without the use of confusing jargon.
The Dutch cable operator UPC Nederland has said it needs at least ten months to connect third party resellers of its analogue TV tier, with costs running up to a total between €2.7 million and €3.1 million to facilitate access.
Leading technology companies including Cisco, EventIS and Teleste have been honoured in the annual Liberty Global Vendor Awards.
Motorola has announced it is to supply its SBV6120E SURFboard EuroDOCSIS 3.0 Digital Voice Modem product to UPC customers in The Netherlands, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Switzerland.