The following information is a UPC Ireland Press release from before the move to Virgin Media
UPC and Currys PC World announce retail partnership with opening of new UPC Horizon Customer Experience Centre in Blanchardstown
Friday 14th February, 2014: UPC, Ireland's leading TV, broadband and communications innovator and Currys PC World will showcase UPC’s extraordinary new Horizon TV service in Currys PC World at Blanchardstown Retail Park, as UPC opens a further in-store destination for consumers, adding to its growing retail presence nationwide.
Customers visiting the new in-store centre will be able to experience Horizon TV, the new set top box acts as a home hub for all wireless devices, telephone, internet, apps and most importantly, TV – effectively turning any TV or device into a smart TV.
The launch was attended by the Mayor of Fingal County Council, Cllr. Kieran Dennison; Magnus Ternsjö , CEO of UPC; Peter Gallogly, Commercial Director of Currys PC World Ireland and representatives of the IT, business and retail community in Blanchardstown.
Mayor of Fingal County Council, Cllr. Kieran Dennison said, “I am delighted to officially open UPC’s new Horizon Customer Experience Centre in Currys PC World at Blanchardstown. The partnership between both organisations is obviously growing and is producing rewarding results: an innovative, modern store that complements the existing shopping centre and should help this neighbourhood thrive.”
Peter Gallogly, Commercial Director of Currys PC World Ireland added, “Currys PC World at Blanchardstown Retail Park is one of our most popular stores. “No matter how you like to shop, you can do it at Currys PC World by test-driving any number of products or services on display at our customised store. Get all your questions answered by a knowledgeable Specialist. Or simply browse and buy on your own. “The partnership with UPC is strategic from showcasing the latest technologies and using the fastest connectivity in the market.”
Magnus Ternsjö, CEO of UPC Ireland concluded, "With expert staff, our in-store partnership with DSG Currys brings the amazing world of UPC home entertainment directly to the public. Consumers looking for an extraordinary new digital TV experience can see at first- hand how incredibly fast our broadband service actually is. They can compare it with their current home provider and also explore the fantastic features that Horizon TV offers.
“Horizon TV is so much more feature rich than anything our competitors can provide. When people see and experience the full power of our fibre network and the great services that we offer, they’re very keen to choose UPC and we’re able to meet that demand directly through our in-store network. We’re inviting people to visit to DSG Currys to experience the
extraordinary with UPC.”