Liberty Global Starts to Roll Netflix on Horizon Platform

First deployment underway in the Netherlands (Updated)
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Liberty Global said its Ziggo operation in the Netherlands has launched an integrated access to Netflix on Horizon-class set-top boxes.

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The deployment follows a multi-year deal between Liberty Global and Netflix announced in September that will pave the way for the operator to offer the OTT-SVOD service via the set-top box across more than 30 countries across Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Virgin Media, Liberty Global’s U.K.-based division, already offers Netflix on its TiVo-powered platform, including the just-introduced V6 platform.

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Liberty Global confirmed Ziggo’s Netflix rollout on Horizon via Twitter:

Customers of our friends at @ZiggoCompany can get #Netflix directly on their #Horizon set-top boxes from today

— Liberty Global (@libertyglobal) December 6, 2016

Update: Liberty Global said Ziggo customers will be able to access Netflix among other apps offered on the Horizon Mediabox or tune to channel 150, which automatically launches the app.

Liberty Global announced earlier that The Netherlands would be the first new Liberty Global territory to launch Netflix on the MSO’s Horizon box. Liberty Global expects to expand the rollout to other territories in the weeks and months to come.

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