The following information is a UPC Ireland Press release from before the move to Virgin Media
Deezer brings music to Horizon through partnership with UPC Ireland
Discover your favourite track from comfort of your couch UPC Horizon customers to access 35 million tracks
September 29th, 2014 – Dublin – UPC Ireland and Deezer, the leading digital streaming music service today announced an exciting new partnership which will see the popular music app available in Ireland for the first time on UPC’s Horizon TV service. The Deezer App features over 35 million tracks, UPC Horizon customers will now be able to access a wide range of music services including on-demand music, editorial recommendations, personalised playlists as well as access to partner and artist specific radio stations, all through their TV.
Commenting on the partnership, Clément Cezard - Chief Business Development Officer of Deezer said: “We are delighted to be partnering with UPC to offer their customers easy access to our enhanced music services. We look forward to helping millions of music fans discover their next favourite track, right from the comfort of their sofa at home.”
The Horizon Gateway transforms any TV into a Smart TV, enabling customers select from 49 different Apps including YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Marking its 100,000th customer milestone for Horizon TV in September, Shane Loughrey-Grant, Content Delivery Manager of UPC added, “Horizon TV is growing in popularity and really elevates the way consumers watch television and enjoy multimedia content on multiple devices in the home. The addition of Deezer to our range of connected apps on the Horizon gateway will for the first time, enable Irish customers to select from a worldwide digital music streaming service through their TV.”
To access the full Deezer service, customers will need to subscribe to Deezer. Customers who wish to sign up can avail of a promotion offer of €4.99 per month.
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Deezer is the first truly worldwide digital music streaming service in 182 countries, with 16 million monthly active users and 5 million paid subscribers worldwide. Deezer is at the forefront of a music revolution, allowing fans instant access to the largest music catalogue in the world, with more than 35 million songs and 30,000+ radio channels on any device. Combining the best of man and machine, Deezer’s global editorial team searches for the best music around the world and its algorithmic recommendations help fans discover music they will truly love. Deezer is available on your favourite device, including smartphone, tablet, PC, laptop, home sound system, connected car, smart TV or Xbox.
Launched in 2007, Deezer is a privately-held company, headquartered in Paris with offices in San Francisco and around the world. Deezer is currently available as a free download for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows devices or on the web at http://www.deezer.com globally outside the US.