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Telenet CIO Lloyd to leave company

Samantha Lloyd, chief information officer of Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet is to leave the company at the end of July. Lloyd will take on the role of chief data and information officer at a FTSE100 company based in the UK. Telenet said it will not refill the position. Under Lloyd’s leadership, Telenet created a […]

EC reportedly set to warn Vodafone on Liberty Global deal

The EC is about the issue a warning to Vodafone about potentially anti-competitive effects of its acquisition of Liberty Global’s German and central European assets, according to a Reuters report. Citing unnamed sources, Reuters reports that the EC will issue a statement of objectives including a warning about its concerns ahead of the June 3 […]

UPC Slovakia adds seven channels to catch-up offering

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Slovakia has added seven new channels to its TV Archív seven-day catch-up service. The cable operator has added content from Nat Geo Wild HD, Nick Junior, Rik TV HD, Filmbox, Viasat Nature HD, IDX HD and m1 HD to its line-up, taking the number of channels available in the catch-up […]

VodafoneZiggo to launch advanced TV platform, 5G amid mixed results

VodafoneZiggo, the Liberty Global-Vodafone joint venture for the Dutch market, is to launch a new advanced TV patorm and trial 5G mobile next year, according to CEO Jeroen Hoencamp. The new TV offering will include 4K UHD capability and will involve the deployment of Liberty’s new advanced set-top box during the first quarter. Hoencamp said […]

Liberty Global sells UPC Switzerland to Sunrise

Liberty Global has agreed to sell its wholly-owned Swiss operation, UPC Switzerland, to local operator Sunrise for a total enterprise value of CHF 6.3 billion (€5.6 billion). The deal will establish Sunrise – which is Switzerland’s number two player in mobile, TV, fixed broadband and fixed voice behind Swisscom – as the “leading converged challenger” […]

Liberty Global sees drop in video customers

Liberty Global’s announcement of the sale of its operation in Switzerland (see separate story) came as the company posted mixed Q4 and full-year results, with an acceleration in video losses in the three months to December. Liberty Global lost 32,500 revenue-generating units in Q4, meaning its gain for the year overall was 30,000. The company […]

Liberty Global’s Fries: 5G could be ‘bad dream’ for operators

Bearing the cost of investing in 5G could turn out to be a ‘bad dream’ for operators, with the business case still uncertain, according to Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries. “For many operators, 5G could be a bad dream,” said Fries, speaking at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, with the incredible cost of building […]

Sex, lies and broadband

European consumers value broadband more than sex, claims a study commissioned by Liberty Global, details of which were published this week. The inference that European consumers prefer surfing the web to other leisure-time pursuits does not, in truth, rest on strong foundations in the data supplied by the AT Kearney report, Viewed through the Lens […]

Liberty Global report: European consumers ‘value broadband more than sex’

European consumers value broadband network quality and coverage more than competitive pricing, and would be more willing to give up sex, holidays, their favourite TV channels and chocolate than their home broadband connection, according to a study commissioned by Liberty Global from AT Kearney. The study, based on a survey of 8,000 consumers in the […]

Telenet launches set-top boxless youth-focused TV offering

Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet is launching its first TV offering that does not require a set-top box. The operator has launched a new bundle, branded as YUGO and targeted at smartphone users exclusively, with users able to cast content to the TV screen via Google Chromecast or Apple TV. The YUGO package comes […]

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