UPC Cablecom starts replay function

November 18, 2013 09.47 Europe/London By Robert Briel

HorizonBoxUPC Cablecom customers can now use the replay function free of charge for 77 channels (30 of those in HD).

These include the HD versions of ProSieben, Sat.1, kabel eins and 3+ – which are available in Switzerland exclusively through the cabler. All UPC customers with the Classic and Comfort TV packages can enjoy the service straight away.

Viewers can watch programmes they have missed with up to 30 hours’ delay. Thanks to upc cablecom’s new replay function, all programmes can be paused, watched in slow motion, fast forwarded and rewound.

The replay function includes 77 channels – 30 of those in HD – which are available in all regions of Switzerland.

UPC Cablecom is not the only platform providing a replay service, also Swisscom’s IPTV servie and the OTT platform Zattoo are offering replay, but the operator said it is the only provider in Switzerland to offer the ProSieben, Sat.1, kabel eins and 3+ channels in HD quality.

If subtitles are available for programmes or films, these are also available in the replay version. The same goes for the different languages of the broadcast version and the audiovisual quality.

The replay function is a free service. Horizon customers with the Classic or Comfort TV packages can benefit from it, as well as customers who use an HD Mediabox Receiver or Recorder and who have subscribed to the Classic or Comfort channel packages. Before they can use the replay function, customers must first activate the relevant function in their My UPC account once. The service will then be available for use 30 hours after activation.