Liberty Global Broadens Netflix Reach on Set-Tops

Pushing ahead with a plan to integrate Netflix across the board on set-top boxes, Virgin Media has extended access to the OTT-VOD service on its Horizon TV platform in Ireland.

According to reports, customers can access Netflix and original series such as Stranger Things and House of Cards on channels 999 and 300.

The rollout in Ireland follows Ziggo’s deployment of Netflix on Horizon TV boxes in the Netherlands. Virgin Media also offers Netflix on TiVo-powered boxes.

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Virgin Media and Ziggo are both part of Liberty Global, which announced a plan in September to integrate access to Netflix on set-top boxes across more than 30 countries in Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Liberty Global is also moving ahead with EOS, the code-name for an that will enable the operator to unify its set-top and gateway hardware.