UPC confirms Horizon box launch for this year

Thursday 8 March 2012 | 11:56 CET | News
Cable operator UPC confirmed it will launch its new hybrid set-top box on the Dutch market later this year. It will also debut in Germany, Switzerland and Ireland, according to Mike Fries, CEO of UPC parent Liberty Global, speaking at the Cable Congress in Brussels. Fries said the box would not be too expensive. The Horizon box will make it possible to watch TV on multiple screens throughout the home. Fries said the company is currently busy finalising content deals for the new service.

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite / Internet
Companies: Liberty Global / UPC
Countries: Germany / Ireland / Netherlands / Switzerland
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