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New Horizon app helps Unitymedia raise its game

Germany’s second largest cable operator Unitymedia wanted an app especially for fans of the Borussia Dortmund football club (BVB) for access on their Horizon cable STBs. The app we delivered now enables Unitymedia cable viewers to enjoy highly engaging live analytics during all matches, and extra BVB content that previously was only available on mobiles. This app launch kicks off a roadmap of innovations which we will provide to Unitymedia to enhance the viewing experience for its cable subscribers.

Unitymedia selected 3SS to develop a long term roadmap of innovations to make its service more engaging. They already knew what we can deliver: in 2011 we started providing services for KabelBW, which in 2012 became part of Liberty Global’s Unitymedia organization.

Unitymedia asked us to design and develop an app for fans of the Borussia Dortmund football team for viewing on the Horizon cable set-top box. After going live in October 2016, now fans are getting loads of extra detail and live analysis of each BVB match, making watching football even more exciting. News and live information app for the famous German soccer club BVB 09 on Unitymedia's Horizon Set Top Box providing live-ticker and match-statistics as well as news from social networks and a lot of other news- and information-related features.

About Unitymedia

Cologne-based Unitymedia is the second largest cable operator in Germany and is a subsidiary of Liberty Global. Under the customer brands of Unitymedia (North Rhine-Westphalia and Hesse) and KabelBW (Baden-Württemberg), the company provides broadband cable services to 12.7 million households. In addition to its portfolio of analog cable TV services, Unitymedia is a leading provider of integrated Triple Play services. As of December 31, 2014, Unitymedia served 7.1 million customers, including 6.6 million TV subscribers, 2.9 million Internet subscribers, and 2.7 million telephony subscribers (RGUs).


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