Dana Strong

Jeremy Darroch to step down as Sky CEO

Jeremy Darroch is to step down as group CEO of Sky after 13 years leading the company, with Comcast Cable and former Virgin Media executive Dana Strong replacing him. Darroch, the longest serving CEO in Sky’s three-decade history, will continue to serve as executive chairman through 2021 to ensure a smooth transition and will then […]

Virgin Media in management shake-up after over-counting new homes

Liberty Global has suspended four Virgin Media employees after being forced to reassess the number of homes it has built out as part of its high-profile Project Lightning investment. Liberty admitted in an SEC filing that it had previously over-counted the number of new homes connected to its UK network by 151,000 homes as a […]

Telenet passes triple-play and mobile milestones, announces board change

Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet’s triple-play base now accounts for half of its overall customer base, while its post-paid mobile base passed the one million mark in the fourth quarter, ahead of its acquisition of KPN-owned mobile operator BASE Company. Separately, Liberty Global CTO Balan Nair has stepped down from the Telenet board and […]

Liberty Global ups Virgin COO to chief transformation officer role

Virgin Media’s parent company, Liberty Global, has upped Virgin’s chief operating officer Dana Strong to the new role of senior vice president, chief transformation officer for Liberty Global. Strong takes up her new role effective January 31 and at the same time will join Liberty Global’s executive management committee. She will report directly to Liberty […]

Virgin Media launches Sky Sports ‘Season Ticket’ offer

UK cable operator Virgin Media has launched a ‘Season Ticket’ offer that will give customers 10 months of access to Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports 2, Sky Sports 3, Sky Sports 4 and Sky Sports 5 for a one-off upfront cost of £150. Virgin said the offer will save customers “hundreds of pounds on the […]

Virgin Media signs Netflix deal

Virgin Media has signed a deal to add over-the-top video service Netflix to its TiVo platform, marking Netflix’s first agreement with a pay TV platform. A pilot of the Netflix app on Virgin Media TiVo boxes will launch this week in 40,000 homes, with the service due to roll out to all Virgin Media’s 1.7 […]

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 […]