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.
On October 3, Disney Channel will launch exclusively on UPC Nederland on both the analogue and digital basic tier, the two companies announced today.
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.