UPC adds 19 Sky channels in HD

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15 August 2012 | 0

UPC customers will have more choice following a deal with Sky to add 19 Sky channels in high definition to its digital TV offering.

From 16 August UPC customers will have the option to add Sky Sports 1 and 2, Sky Movies, as well Sky 1, Sky News, Sky Sports News and many more. In addition UPC has also added ESPN America and Disney to its line up.

Simon Kelehan, head of content, UPC, said: "The addition of a range of Sky’s HD channels together with ESPN HD and Disney HD means UPC customers can get really close to the sports and movie action in glorious high definition. We’re constantly seeking to add new services to make the UPC experience a really great one for our viewers and are very pleased to announce this enhanced deal with Sky. Together with the recent launch of UPC On Demand, we’re providing unique home entertainment to our customers."

All UPC HD customers will receive Sky 1, Sky News, Sky Living, Sky Sports News, Sky Arts 1, Sky Arts 2 at no extra charge. Sky Sports and Movies Customers, with a current HD subscription, can upgrade their sports and movies for an extra €10 per month.

Existing UPC Sky Sports and Movies customers can upgrade to HD for an extra €15 per month.

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Pictured: Simon Kelehan, head of content at UPC and Dana Strong, CEO, UPC

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