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Virgin Media adds BBC Sound to TV platform

Liberty Global-owned Virgin Media has become the first UK pay TV provider to add the BBC Sounds app to its TV platform. BBC Sounds replaced the BBC iPlayer radio app earlier this year. From yesterday, the BBC Sounds app, which allows users to listen to all of BBC’s live and on-demand radio, music and podcasts, […]

Virgin Media to show new NBCUniversal releases as cinemas shut down

Liberty Global-owned UK service provider Virgin Media has struck a deal with NBCUniversal that will enable its customers to watch some of the studio’s new releases on the same day their cinema release. The agreement means that Virgin Media customers will be able to watch movies including DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls World Tour on April 6, the […]

Virgin Media admits data breach affecting 900,000 people

Liberty Global-owned Virgin Media has admitted that a database continuing personal details of 900,000 people was left unsecured and accessible on the web for a period of 10 months, opening the company up to the possibility of a large fine. The marketing database held addresses, email addresses and phone numbers, but not financial or bank […]

KPN launches 1Gbps service as Dutch broadband battle heats up

Dutch telco KPN has launched a 1Gbps fibre broadband service for €65 a month. The new offering provides upload speeds of 500Mbps, with a symmetrical service promised by the end of the year. The 1Gbps service is available to over 1.2 million homes currently, and the operator expects that all fibre broadband customers will be […]

Virgin Media awards new network contracts in major revamp

Liberty Global-owned UK service provider Virgin Media has awarded new five-year contracts worth £500 million a year to six contractors to build and maintain its national Gigabit network and is bringing more than 700 customer-facing installation staff and engineers back in-house. Virgin Media said the new structure, which will be implemented in April, is designed […]

UPC TV launched on Apple TV, Android TV and Amazon Fire

Liberty Global-owned leading Swiss telco UPC has launched its UPC TV service on streaming devices. UPC TV offers users access to over 240 channels, including the live sports-broadcasting MySports One channel. The service launched in October 2018, with the operator saying that there are more than 290,000 UPC TV boxes being used in Swiss households. […]

Liberty Global mulls UK fibre JV and wholesale options to ‘crystallise value’ of network

Liberty Global is looking to “continue crystallising value” in its core markets through fixed-mobile combinations and potential restructuring of its networks through the entry of new capital or a wholesale model, according to CEO Mike Fries. Speaking to analysts after the company posted its latest quarterly results, Fries said that “fixed-mobile combinations are materially accretive […]

German operators take legal action against Liberty Global-Vodafone approval

German regional network operator NetCologne has confirmed it is taking legal action to challenge EU approval of Vodafone’s acquisition of Unitymedia from Liberty Global, after European Court of Justice officials told German press that it, together with Deutsche Telekom and Tele Columbus had filed complaints about the decision.   The Cologne-based operator said that the […]

Liberty Global hit by UK subscriber decline

Liberty Global’s fourth quarter results were hit by accelerating TV losses and an overall decline in customer numbers, with the UK, Ireland, Belgium and Switzerland all contributing to the decline. Virgin Media lost 110,900 revenue-generating units in the UK and Ireland and its customer base declined by 9,400, compared with a customer gain of 9,000 […]

Telenet teams up with DPG Media to launch ‘Flemish Netflix’

Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet has joined forces with DPG Media, the owner of commercial broadcaster VTM, to build a new streaming service with local and international content. Telenet said that the pair want to respond as effectively as possible to changing viewing habits and to offer a local alternative to international streaming giants. […]

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