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Liberty Global unconcerned whether Fox or Comcast take control of Sky

Liberty Global is “not bothered” about whether 21st Century Fox or Comcast gains control of Sky in the UK, according to the international cable operator’s CEO Mike Fries. Speaking to CNBC, Fries said that Liberty both competed and partnered with Sky in the UK and said that the market was “healthy and vibrant” and competitive. […]

UPC Poland passes Connect Box milestone

Liberty Global-owned Polish cable operator UPC Poland has passed the milestone of deploying half a million advanced Connect Box DOCSIS gateways. The Connect Box uses advanced smart WiFI technology to provide an optimal connection to the internet form anywhere in the home, and facilitates connection of multiple devices by actively managing the distribution of resources, […]

EC approves T-Mobile Austria’s €1.9bn takeover of UPC Austria

The European Commission has green-lit T-Mobile Austria’s €1.9 billion acquisition of UPC Austria after concluding that the deal would not raise competition concerns. The EC gave its unconditional approval to the deal after ruling that the companies’ activities and assets are “largely complementary” and that the merged entity would continue to face “significant competition” from […]

Liberty Global hires TiVo CEO Rodriguez as chief technology officer

Liberty Global has hired TiVo’s recently appointed chief executive Enrique Rodriguez to be its new chief technology officer. Rodriguez will join the cable giant – a key TiVo customer – as EVP and CTO later this month. TiVO has meanwhile named board member Raghu Rau as interim president and CEO. Rodriguez will lead Liberty Global’s […]

Unitymedia CEO moves to Virgin Media

Unitymedia CEO Lutz Schüler is swapping one Liberty Global division for another after being appointed chief operating officer of Virgin Media. Schüler, who has been chief executive of Germany’s Unitymedia since January 2011, is due to take up his new post in the UK on September 10 and will report directly to Virgin Media CEO […]

Liberty Global taps Cisco for customer experience transformation

Liberty Global is working with Cisco on a project that is designed to transform the pay TV operator’s customer service experience across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. With the move, Liberty said it will overhaul the technology that underpins its customer services in EMEA in a bid to provide the “best possible customer and […]

EC confirms approval of Liberty Global Ziggo acquisition

The European Commission has confirmed its approval of Liberty Global’s acquisition of Dutch cable operator Ziggo in the Netherlands. The EC’s move follows annulment of its earlier approval of the 2014 acquisition by the EU General Court last year. The EC originally approved the merger of UPC Netherlands and Ziggo subject to the condition that […]

UPC Switzerland acquires Höfe cable network

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Switzerland has acquired the Höfe region cable network belonging to infrastructure group EW Höfe, leaving its owner to focus on building out a fibre network. The EW Höfe cable network currently serves around 15,000 homes in the region of Höfe on the upper shores of Lake Zurich. UPC Switzerland has […]

Virgin Media to offer BT Sport’s Champions League final in 4K UHD

BT Sport is to air this year’s UEFA Champions League football tournament final in 4K Ultra HD for the first time as part of a trial of 4K UHD TV on Virgin Media’s platform. BT Sport’s coverage of the match between Liverpool and Real Madrid in Kyiv, Ukraine this Saturday will be the first time […]

Virgin Media and TV3 secure Champions League and Europa League rights

Liberty Media-owned Virgin Media and its Irish commercial broadcaster TV3 have secured rights in Ireland to UEFA Champions League and Europa League football for the next three seasons. The deal will give Virgin Media and TV3 exclusive rights to 327 European matches per season in Ireland across both competitions, along with shared rights along with […]

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