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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 […]

Virgin Media tops Ofcom’s list as UK’s most complained about pay TV operator

Virgin Media has claimed the unfortunate title of being the most complained about pay TV operator in the UK, according to Ofcom. The media regulator has published its Q4 2019 consumer complaints data, and while consumers have had less truck with operators across the board the Liberty Global brand is still the pick of the […]

UPC Switzerland’s sports chief to leave

Steffi Buchli, the director of programming and presenter on MySports, the sports service from Liberty Global’s Swiss unit UPC Switzerland, is to leave this summer ahead of taking up a post as chief editor for sport at the Blick Group publishing outfit, part of the Ringier Group, from January 2021. UPC said that she Buchli […]

UPC Poland to extend reach by half a million via open fibre net

Liberty Global-owned UPC Poland is using open fibre network Fiberhost, owned by rival cable operator INEA, to expand its reach in the country by around half a million homes. The announcement of the network expansion follows an agreement between UPC and INEA in December covering the provision of wholesale services in areas covered by the […]

O2 and Virgin Media confirm £31 billion merger

Telefonica and Liberty Global have confirmed the merger of their UK operations. The 50-50 merger will see O2 and Virgin Media come together under one roof to create what the companies say will be “a stronger fixed and mobile competitor in the UK market.” The transaction, expected to close in the middle of 2021, is […]

UPC Poland adds casting capability for homebound Horizon Go customers

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Poland has extended the functionality of its Horizon Go mobile TV service to include casting-capability with Google Chromecast and Apple Airplay devices. UPC said that the new functionality, which will allow subscribers of the service to cast content from their devices on the big screen, would improve the ability of […]

Virgin Media Television chief to quit

Virgin Media Television Ireland managing director Pat Kiely is to leave the business in July. Previously Commercial Director of TV3, Kiely was appointed managing director of Virgin Media Television following Virgin Media’s acquisition of the broadcaster in 2015.  The Liberty Global-owned service provider said that since Kiely’s appointment in 2015 the Virgin Media Television channels […]

Virgin Media adds to no-extra-cost channel line-up

Liberty Global-owned UK service provider Virgin Media is giving its TV customers access to a further 17 documentary and entertainment channels at no extra cost until May 16. The operator is making channels including Alibi, Animal Planet, Eden, History and National Geographic available to all TV customers from Friday. Virgin Media is also giving its […]

Four million on demand requests for Virgin over Easter weekend 

A nation in lockdown contributed to an 18% rise in Easter weekend on demand viewing by Virgin TV customers in the UK. The Liberty Global-owned operator announced that it registered more than 3.8 million views of its on demand programming over the long weekend of April 10-13. The most popular title was the return of […]

Virgin Media offers more channels at no extra cost

Liberty Global-owned Virgin Media is to make 18 entertainment channels available to customers at no extra cost until May 2. Channels including Comedy Central, Discovery, Fox, Gold and MTV will be available to all TV customers from today. The move will bring shows including War of the Worldsand NCISfrom Fox, Only Fools & Horsesand Gavin […]

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