Liberty Global

Telenet strikes deal to sell cellular towers infrastructure

Liberty Global-backed Belgian service provider Telenet has struck a binding agreement to sell its mobile towers infrastructure to investment outfit DigitalBridge for €745 million. Telenet will sell 100% of the shares in a newly incorporated direct subsidiary of Telenet Group Holding NV, TowerCo, which will hold all of Telenet’s passive infrastructure and tower assets. Telenet […]

Virgin Media O2 offering Netflix within new packages

UK service provider Virgin Media O2 has restructured its top TV bundles to include Netflix, bundling the SVOD offering into its two top-tier packages. VMO2’s new Biggest TV bundle replaces its Bigger Sports and Movies bundle and includes Netflix’s standard offering for the first time. The operator’s The Ultimate Volt and Biggest TV services will include Netflix on one bill […]

Virgin Media O2 adds BritBox to set-top offering

UK streaming service BritBox UK is now available direct via the latest generation of set-top boxes of cable giant Virgin Media O2. The partership means that Virgin TV subscribers will now be able to access the service, which offers content including Broadchurch, Downton Abbey, Vera, Only Fools and Horses and Love Island as well as […]

Sunrise UPC forms streaming partnership with CH Media

Swiss commercial broadcast group CH Media and Liberty Global-backed service provider Sunrise UPC have forged a joint venture allieance that will see streaming service oneplus become an integral component of the TV offer of Sunrise UPC. The Liberty Glboal-backed operator will in turn acquire a 20% share in CH Media TV AG, CH Media will will […]

Liberty Global FMC strategy is ‘delivering’, plans for new UK fibre company move forward

Liberty Global’s fixed-mobile strategy is “delivering” according to CEO Mike Fries, with the addition of a million broadband and mobile subscribers added across last year. Speaking to analysts after Liberty posted strong year-end results, Fries said that Liberty’s “FMC champions” – its part-owned operating companies in the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland – are […]

Liberty Networks Germany begins rolling out FTTH

Liberty Networks Germany, Liberty Global’s new German joint venture with InfraVia Capital, has begun rolling out fibre-to-the home under the helloFiber brand. Liberty Networks Germany will carry out demand aggregation to identify areas where the roll out will be deployed. The expansion will kick off with construction of an area-wide FTTH network in Petershagen-Eggersdorf, Brandenburg. […]

Liberty Global will ‘continue to invest’ in HFC and DOCSIS 4.0, says Fries

Liberty Global will continue to invest in its HFC network including DOCSIS 4.0 and will only deploy full fibre-to-the-premises on a case-by-case basis for customers that require it, according to CEO Mike Fries. Speaking on a virtual Morgan Stanley European Technology, Media and Telecom conference, he said that HFC “has a rich history full of […]

Liberty Global to look at new public listings next year, mulls UK infrastructure options

Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries has given a strong indication that the company may pursue stock market listings of individual company units next year to increase the overall value of its assets. Speaking to analysts after the company announced solid Q3 numbers at the end of last week Fries said that Liberty had “talked from […]

Liberty Global ups cash-flow guidance on solid results following UK JV completion

Liberty Global has turned in a respectable set of Q3 results, enabling the company to up its free cash-flow guidance for the year. The company added 266,000 net broadband and post-paid mobile subscribers in the quarter.   The company reported the loss of 5,400 customers in the quarter to September, but has added 24,600 over […]

Virgin Media launches new WiFi Hub

Virgin Media has announced the launch of its new WiFi router. The new Hub 5 is powered by WiFi 6 technology and promises to deliver ‘peak WiFi performance.” The router will work with Virgin Media’s existing DOCSIS 3.1 technology and comes with a 2.5Gbps ethernet port alongside three additional 1Gbps ports. Virgin Media O2 is […]