UPC Cablecom has launched its Horizon entertainment platform in Switzerland – becoming the second country where Liberty Global has launched the service after launching in The Netherlands in September 2012.
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 on their computer, iPad or iPhone within the home. Horizon includes picture-in-picture functionality, fast channel change and aroud 175 hours of standard definition recording time or 65 hours of HD recording.
In addition to the functionalities already available in the Netherlands, the UPC Cablecom version of the box includes wireless home networking via WLAN, enabling simpler consumption of home media via the TV, and the ability to access background information on shows via apps including WikiTivia or YouTube
Horizon customers can now also watch their favourite TV channels and more than 1,000 films and TV series via the horizon.tv website. Subscribers can use the Horizon TV app to watch content On Demand on iPads or iPhones.
“With Horizon, UPC Cablecom is offering an attractive user interface and a completely new television look and feel designed to wow our customers. Horizon is opening up new opportunities in the entertainment arena, both for us and for our customers. This innovation is the result of great international cooperation within Liberty Global,” said UPC Cablecom managing director Eric Tveter.