EC puts Ziggo probe on hold

ZiggoThe European Commission has paused its review of Liberty Global’s acquisition of Dutch cabler Ziggo after “new facts” came to light, according to the EC.

The EC said it is currently awaiting additional information from Liberty Global. It ha previously said it would rule on the deal by October 17.

Liberty Global told Reuters that it was holding constructive talks with the Commission and remained confident that the deal would be completed in the second half of the year.