Andrew Barron

Cable Congress: cable’s cash-generation power winning investor approval

The cable industry is continuing to win the support of financial investors thanks to its ability to generate cash-flow, according to a panel of speakers at Cable Congress yesterday. Cable has outperformed telcos in European stock markets thanks to its growth story and ability to generate cash by investing in its business, according to Frank […]

Primacom names Barron as chairman

German cable operator Primacom has named Com Hem chairman and former Virgin Media COO Andrew Barron as chairman, replacing Wolf Waschkuhn. Waschkuhn will stay with the company and remains a member of the board. Barron is the third senior cable network executive to join the primacom Board in recent months with Marcel Nijhoff, previously the […]

Cable operators must embrace mobile, says Liberty Global

Cable operators will increasingly find it hard to compete if they don’t offer mobile services, according to Liberty Global executive Diederik Karsten. Speaking at Cable Congress in Amsterdam, Karsten, who is Liberty’s executive vice president of broadband operations, said that mobile now an incremental part of the firm’s service portfolio and “makes our product complete.” […]

Com Hem appoints Barron as executive chairman

Swedish cable operator Com Hem has appointed Virgin Media’s former chief operating officer Andrew Barron as executive chairman.  Barron, who was replaced at Virgin Media earlier this year by former UPC Ireland managing director Dana Strong, following Liberty Media’s buyout of the company, brings 18 years of experience to the role. He will work closely […]

Liberty Global appoints UPC exec as new Virgin Media COO

Liberty Global has appointed the managing director of UPC Ireland, Dana Strong, as the next chief operating officer of Virgin Media.  Strong is due to replace current Virgin Media COO Andrew Barron, who is leaving to “pursue new opportunities,” said Liberty. She is due to take up the post on July 1. Mike Fries, President […]

More cable consolidation expected

Liberty Global’s US$23.3 billion (€17.9 billion) buyout of Virgin Media could lead to more consolidation in the European cable space, predicts Virgin chief operating officer Andrew Barron.  Speaking to DTVE at Cable Congress last week, Barron said that consolidation was a “fundamental truth of our industry,” citing recent activity in the German and Polish markets. […]