Horizon


Netflix launches on Liberty Global in Netherlands

Netflix has launched on Liberty Global’s Horizon advanced TV platform in the Netherlands – the first launch of the service by the international cable group following the deal struck between Liberty Global and the streaming video giant in September. Netflix is now available on the Ziggo cable platform in the Netherlands. Ziggo subscribers can access […]

Liberty Global slides into the red

Liberty Global fell into the red in the third quarter. The company recorded a loss of US$249.5 million, driven by its US$436 million losses on derivatives, compared with a profit of US$133.3 million for the same period last year. The international cable group nevertheless posted solid revenue growth, recording sales of US$5.2 billion for the quarter, […]

Ziggo to offer Italian channels via Horizon

Liberty Global-owned Dutch cable operator Ziggo is to add an Italian package to its Horizon advanced TV service. The TV Italiano package will include Rai Uno, Rai Due, Ri Tre, Rai Storia, Rai News 24 and Mediaset Italia. The move follows agreements signed with pubcaster Rai and commercial broadcaster Mediaset for the launch of the […]

Liberty has 500,000 on Horizon

Liberty Global’s advanced TV platform Horizon passed the milestone of half a million subscribers in the combined markets of the Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany in the second quarter. The Horizon total strengthens the cable operator’s performance in TV and limits the churn of TV subscribers, according to the company. Overall, Liberty Global sold an additional […]

Liberty may split international businesses

Cable giant Liberty Global is considering separating its European and Latin American businesses. Attending the The World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries said the international cable operator’s European business is experiencing strong growth. But low broadband penetration in Latin America meant that, while there remained an opportunity in the […]

UPC Cablecom launches catch-up service

Liberty Global-owned Swiss cable operator UPC Cablecom has launched a free catch-upservice with content from 77 channels, including 30 HD services. The replay function allows UPC Cablecom subscribers to access content from channels including, exclusively in Switzerland, the HD versions of German channels ProSieben, Sat.1, Kabel Eins and 3+. The 30-hours catch-up service allows viewers […]

Liberty boss says Murdochs approve of Virgin deal, dismisses Netflix threat

Rupert and James Murdoch both approve of Liberty Global’s takeover of Virgin Media and understand the need for competition in the UK market, LGI’s CEO Mike Fries said late yesterday. Fries added that under LGI’s control, Virgin Media will not compete with BSkyB for premium sports rights. In a keynote address at the Cable Congress […]

Switzerland’s Cablecom launches Horizon

Switzerland’s UPC Cablecom today becomes the second Liberty Global-owned cable operator to launch the next-generation Horizon set-top box, following last September’s launch in the Netherlands. The Horizon box offers features including a 3D user interface and the ability to record up to four channels at any one time and enables users to view TV programmes […]