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Higgins promoted to lead commercial strategy for Virgin Media Ireland

Virgin Media Ireland has announced the promotion of Paul Higgins to the role of VP of commercial. Higgins joined the Liberty Global-owned operator five years ago, and most recently served as consumer director. Prior to Virgin, he held senior commercial positions in the telecommunications, media, technology and FMCG sectors in Ireland, the UK and Australia. […]

ViacomCBS launches Pluto TV on Virgin Media

ViacomCBS has announced the launch of the Pluto TV app on Virgin Media. The free-to-view AVOD offers access to more than 100 thematically curated linear channels and an extensive on-demand library with more than 1,000 titles such as British drama The Commander and Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen. Pluto TV can be found on Virgin Media […]

Virgin Media reveals impact of coronavirus on TV consumption

Liberty Global-owned UK service provider Virgin Media has unveiled statistics revealing the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on TV viewing habits, with the operator reporting a 10% increase in customers watching TV compared to pre-lockdown, and with customers watching an extra 41 minutes per day on average. Saturday March 28 was the busiest day for […]

VodafoneZiggo launches new Go app tethered to screens at home

Liberty Global and Vodafone-owned Dutch service provider VodafoneZiggo has launched a new version of its Ziggo Go TV app designed with home use on second and third TVs in mind. The app can be used on Apple, Android and Amazon Fire TV and can be downloaded from the relevant app stores as of yesterday. The […]

Virgin Media refreshes bundles

Virgin media has announced a massive refresh of its bundle packages. The move is designed to allow customers access to Virgin’s M500 Fibre broadband (average speeds of 516Mbps) with any package. This top-tier broadband was previously only available as a part of its ‘Ultimate Oomph’ bundle. In addition, Virgin is introducing 18 month contracts across […]

Fries: Virgin Media-O2 merger is ‘huge opportunity’ to target wider market

Liberty Global’s agreement with Telefónica to combine Virgin Media and O2 in the UK presents a big chance to cross-sell products, including potentially targeting lower-end customers, according to Liberty CEO Mike Fries. Speaking at Bank of America Securities’ 2020 Telecom & Media Conference online, Fries said that some 80% of Virgin customers have some other […]

Liberty Global sees ‘some logic’ in Benelux combination but major challenges stand in way

Liberty Global sees “some compelling logic” in a combination of Belgian operator Telenet and its Dutch JV VodafoneZiggo, according to CEO Mike Fries, although such a combination is probably too complex to happen any time soon. Speaking online for a Bank of America Securies Telecom & Media Conference, Fries said there was “some compelling logic […]

Virgin Media takes STV nationwide and adds All 4

Virgin Media has extended the reach of STV Player, the TV app from Scottish commercial broadcaster STV to its entire footprint, giving the latter broader coverage across the UK, and has also added UK pubcaster Channel 4’s All 4 app to its TV platform. STV has agreed a deal with Virgin Media which will enable […]

My5 launches on Virgin Media in UK

ViacomCBS Networks UK (VCN UK) has launched Channel 5 companion service My5 as its first of three branded apps on Virgin Media. From today, the ad-supported streamer is available on the app section of Virgin Media’s TV user interface for free to its users. The platform offers catch-up and extended on-demand access to a range […]

Virgin Media to launch fitness channel with Daley Thompson

Virgin Media has announced the launch of a fitness channel as the country continues to deal with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has seen gyms shut around the nation. Launching in partnership with double Olympic gold medalist Daley Thompson CBE and a team of fitness experts, the ‘Get Moving’ fitness channel, will start broadcasting on […]

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