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Liberty to make ‘opportunistic’ moves for EU free-to-air channels

Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries has said that the company will be “opportunistic” about buying more free-to-air TV channels in Europe. Speaking at Citi’s Internet, Media and Telecommunications Conference in Las Vegas, Fries identified free-to-air channels as an attractive asset in Europe when it comes to content ownership, in comments that could reignite past speculation […]

Liberty looks to content investments to secure distribution business

Investment in OTT content, free-to-air broadcasting, production outfits and sports rights form four pillars of Liberty Global’s new content investment strategy, according to president and CEO Mike Fries, with all four seen as ways to reinforce the company’s core distribution business. Following Liberty’s sale of its Chellomedia linear channel business to AMC, the company, far […]