upc cablecom expands channel line-up

From February 3rd, upc cablecom customers in Switzerland will be able to choose from over 70 unencrypted TV channels included in the Basic TV package.

Over 40 channels will be offered in HD in German-speaking parts of the country and 27 in French-speaking and Italian-speaking Switzerland. In German-speaking Switzerland, the 3-in-1 cable connection will be upgraded with the channels Teleticino HD, BBC World News and CNBC. Telebasel will also be broadcast in HD in the future.

The regional channels La Télé, Canal Alpha and BFM will now be available in HD for customers in French-speaking Switzerland who use upc cablecom’s basic offer. Customers in Ticino will also benefit from new channels: they will now receive BBC World News and CNBC. Furthermore, the regional channel Teleticino will be available to them in best HD quality.

Eurosport 2 and E! Entertainment now in HD
Customers in German-speaking Switzerland with the Classic channel package will now receive the Phoenix channel in HD. Subscribers to the Comfort channel package will be able to enjoy Eurosport 2 HD and E! Entertainment HD in the future. The German format of American channel E! Entertainment HD will give upc cablecom customers a glimpse into the lives of the Hollywood stars. News, local programme elements and German productions round off the international channel content. From 3 February, the Comfort channel package will include over 180 digital channels, of which 97 channels will be broadcast in HD.

Paramount Channel and Eurosport 2 in HD
In French-speaking Switzerland, subscribers to the Comfort channel package can now benefit from the entertainment channel Paramount Channel HD in French. This offers countless films produced by the American film production company Paramount Pictures between 1930 and 2000. In addition, Eurosport 2 will now be available to them in HD, making sport even more exciting. From 3 February, the Comfort channel package in French-speaking Switzerland will include over 180 digital channels, of which 56 channels will be broadcast in HD.
 
National Geographic in HD
The Comfort channel package will be upgraded with the Italian channels Nat Geo Italy HD, Nat Geo Wild Italy HD and Nat Geo People Italy HD. Comfort subscribers will thus be able to enjoy exciting documentaries about countries, people and animals all over the world. The new additions in Ticino will mean that the Comfort package includes over 170 digital channels – 47 of those in HD.

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