The following information is a UPC Ireland Press release from before the move to Virgin Media
UPC surpasses 100,000th Customer Milestone for Horizon TV
Del Boy’s Bar Counter Mishap is Viewers’ All Time Favourite TV Moment
Friday 5th September, 2014 - In just over one year since launch, UPC has today surpassed the 100,000th customer milestone for its revolutionary new Horizon TV service. Overall, UPC now has 336,700 digital cable customers with close to one-third of these enjoying the ground breaking Horizon TV experience.
The announcement underpins UPC’s position as Ireland’s leading communications innovator where it recently announced a 70,100 year-on-year increase in subscriptions for TV, superfast broadband and phone services to a record 1,091,700 subscriptions, reflecting the scope of its fibre power network.
Magnus Ternsjö, CEO of UPC Ireland said, “We’re clearly successfully providing value to our customers by creating digital innovations that leverage our network superiority. This allows us to provide greater entertainment and connectivity to our valued customers. UPC’s Horizon TV has completely transformed consumers TV experience, bringing them closer to the TV they love in better and new ways. We’re also continuously listening to our customers and on an ongoing basis respond with new features and enhancements to the UPC Horizon
Horizon TV from UPC brings TV to life in extraordinary new ways and sets the new gold standard for TV, broadband and phone services in Ireland. Delivered through UPC’s fibre power network, Horizon lets you watch TV, record up to four programmes at once whilst watching a fifth, surf the web and call family and friends, all through one clever box.
With the Horizon Go Apps & Online service, UPC customers can also watch great TV anywhere in their home across multiple devices including tablets, smartphones and laptops. Horizon also makes personalised suggestions based on viewing preferences and provides On Demand TV with 100s of hours of top content including the latest movies, box sets and the Irish TV player services.
To celebrate this major milestone for Horizon TV, in a survey to find viewers’ All Time
Favourite TV Moments, UPC’s social media followers spontaneously named these
iconic moments as their Top 10:
1. Only Fools and Horses – When Del Boy falls through the bar
2. Ireland versus Romania in Italia 90
3. Katie Taylor Winning Gold at the London Olympics
4. Riverdance’s first performance at the Eurovision 1994
5. Game of Thrones’ infamous Red Wedding
6. Ireland winning the 2009 Rugby Grand Slam
7. Father Ted kicking Bishop Brennan up the arse
8. Friends – When Ross says ‘We were on a break!’
9. Breaking Bad – When Walt blows up Hector ‘Tio’ Salamanca
10. Man slipping on the ice on RTE News