Chorus customers offered digital service

8 Mar 2007

UPC Ireland customers in Cork, Limerick, Swords and Malahide will be able to avail of over 100 new digital TV (DTV) channels following the company’s recent network upgrade.

UPC Ireland has completed the integration of the networks of its subsidiaries, Chorus and NTL. The upgrade will result in an expanded DTV service for customers in Chorus areas.

The company also announced it is to offer it’s wireless DTV service (MMDS) across all MMDS areas nationwide for the first time. Digital MMDS allows UPC to provide DTV services to customers outside of its cable networks. In the company’s latest financial results it reported that it had over 117,000 customers using its MMDS service at the end of 2006.

The first 50 channels are currently being rolled out, with more to come on stream before the summer.

The new DTV service will be available on Chorus and NTL networks for €9.99 for the first three months and €25.99 thereafter.

Mark Coan, sales and marketing director of UPC Ireland, commented: “We are investing over €300 million in our networks to improve all our products and services. By making these improvements to our Chorus Digital TV service we have delivered a national digital TV offering across our Chorus and NTL areas providing even better value and choice for the Irish consumer.”

By Niall Byrne