LONDON, 4 April 2014 – CNBC, the leading pan-European business and financial news and information network, has launched on UPC Romania, one of the largest cable television operators on the Romanian market.
From April the network will be available on UPC digital platform, channel 424, and will be included in the subscriptions Familia HD and Maxim HD.
CNBC also announced that UPC DTH's customers can now watch CNBC as part of their Light package in Hungary, the Czech Republic & Slovakia and as part of their HD package in Romania.
Jacqueline Lam, Vice President of International Distribution at CNBC commented, "Our agreement with UPC and UPC DTH enables viewers across central and eastern Europe to watch the latest global business news and analysis, and access CNBC's real-time data. We continue to grow our footprint across the region as operators recognise CNBC's expertise in the market."
CNBC is the recognised world leader in business news and financial information, providing the latest real-time market information, unrivalled coverage of breaking news, in-depth analysis and interviews with business leaders and political figures from around the world.
CNBC's audience is made up of CEOs, senior business leaders, the financial services industry and active private investors. In EMEA, the channel is available in more than 130 million households, 1,400 banks and financial institutions and the majority of four- and five-star hotel rooms across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Globally the network reaches more than 370 million homes.
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UPC Romania, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the local market, is a leader in technology innovation. The company provides television services (digital, satellite and analogue), broadband internet and telephony in about 200 cities. Digital services offered by UPC Romania linking those 1,188,300 customers in the digital world and offers amazing experiences. UPC Romania's market premieres include digital television, HD technology, DVR, 3D, and high speed internet cable Fiber Power 200 Mbps. UPC Romania is affiliated with Liberty Global, Inc. For more details, please visit the official website of the company: http://www.upc.ro/.
About UPC DTH S.à r.l.
UPC DTH S.à r.l. is a high quality provider of satellite television services based in Luxembourg, the European capital of satellite services. It provides services to Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and manages the satellite television services of the provider in Romania. Its Direct-To-Home (DTH) service, known as UPC Direct in the Hungarian market, freeSAT in the Czech and Slovak markets and Focus Sat in Romania has more than 778,000 customers (as per 31 December 2013). UPC DTH S.à r.l. offers its customers more channels, better content, award winning customer service and superior signal quality, including crystal-clear high-definition programming. UPC DTH S.à r.l. is part of Liberty Global plc.
About Liberty Global
Liberty Global is the largest international cable company with operations in 14 countries. We connect people to the digital world and enable them to discover and experience its endless possibilities. Our market-leading triple-play services are provided through next-generation networks and innovative technology platforms that connected 24 million customers subscribing to 48 million television, broadband internet and telephony services at December 31, 2013.
Liberty Global's consumer brands include Virgin Media, UPC, Unitymedia, Kabel BW, Telenet and VTR. Our operations also include Liberty Global Business Services, our commercial division and Liberty Global Ventures, our investment fund. For more information, please visit www.libertyglobal.com.
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