Liberty Global launches next-generation entertainment platform

Liberty Global, the world´s largest international TV and broadband company, has unveiled its cutting-edge next-generation TV entertainment platform, ´Horizon 4´, the company said.

The new Horizon 4 suite of products includes a superfast set-top box with 4K Ultra HD picture quality, a remote-control with voice capabilities and an upgraded version of Liberty´s ´GO´ mobile app, which works together with the set-top box to deliver a seamless viewing experience. The platform will be introduced over the coming months to selected customers in The Netherlands, Switzerland and Belgium, with a wider rollout in these and other Liberty Global markets to follow.

The new, modern-design Horizon 4 set-top box has already been introduced as the ´V6 box´ in the UK, where nearly 2 million customers1 are now using it in combination with TiVo software. The new platform to be rolled out in the coming months combines this set-top box with the new Horizon 4 user interface instead.

Horizon 4 is the latest chapter in Liberty Global´s Horizon story, which began in 2012 when the Horizon TV platform was launched in The Netherlands. Since then, the Horizon next-gen TV products have been introduced in a total of seven European markets2.

The hardware and user interfaces of the Horizon 4 product suite were developed in-house by teams based at Liberty Global´s tech campus in Schiphol-Rijk in The Netherlands, together with various teams in other countries and with external partners across Europe. Before launching Horizon 4, the company tested the platform in over 10,000 customer homes in various different countries.

Liberty Global (NASDAQ: LBTYA, LBTYB and LBTYK) is the world´s largest international TV and broadband company, with operations in 10 European countries under the consumer brands Virgin Media, Unitymedia, Telenet and UPC.