IBC 2009 – Amsterdam. UPC Broadband is now rolling out a new generation of ‘green’ set-top boxes with its suppliers Cisco, Pace and Thomson.
UPC will add History HD to its offer in the Czech Republic in October, the SD version having been added earlier this month.
UPC will add History HD to its basic digital cable offer in Slovakia on September 1.
RTL Nederland will launch RTL Lounge, its first digital channel, on the Ziggo and UPC cable networks on October 2. Aimed at young women, the channel will broadcast 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
UPC says it now has 50,000 digital cable subscribers in Slovakia.
12.00 Update: Holland’s largest cable operator Ziggo has said that the price for third party resellers will be €11.05 per month. With such pricing, competition will virtually be impossible for newcomers.
Romania’s cable industry could be about to enter a period of consolidation, with AIG-backed Digital Cable Systems (DCS) playing a key role.
UPDATE AUGUST 20th. UPC Netherlands will add Foxlife to its line-up of digital channels, premiering the channel in the Dutch market on September 7.
Poland’s leading cable operator UPC Polska has introduced a new “buy two, get one free” offer for its triple play subscribers.