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Liberty Global launches ‘Horizon 4’ TV platform

Liberty Global has unveiled Horizon 4, a TV platform and suite of products that includes a 4K set-top box based on the V6 hardware it offers Virgin Media customers in the UK. The set-top box will be accompanied by a new Horizon 4 user interface, a remote control that has voice capabilities built-in and an […]

Liberty Global’s Fries mulls Swiss consolidation and a Dutch buyout

Liberty Global is mulling potential consolidation in the Swiss market and a longer-term decision about whether to buy out Vodafone in its Dutch JV, according to president and CEO Mike Fries. Fries, speaking at the Goldman Sachs’ Communacopia Conference in the US, said that Switzerland remains a “challenging” market and that Liberty was looking at […]

Liberty Global launches Gigabit speeds in Poland

Liberty Global has launched a Gigabit-speed broadband service in Warsaw for UPC Poland customers, marking its second ‘Gigacity’ rollout. The operator launched a similar Gigabit broadband service in Bochum, Germany, in May and says it plans to introduce this offering in other markets in due course. Customers in Warsaw can access the high-speed offering by […]

Liberty Global and Ericsson extend partnership

Liberty Global has extended its partnership with Ericsson in Europe as it aims to consolidate and optimise its fixed networks services across the continent. Ericsson will look after operations consolidation and transfer of services functions from six Liberty Global locations in Europe – the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Hungary, Poland and Germany. Ericsson claims its […]

VodafoneZiggo pilots 1Gbps over DOCSIS 3.1

Liberty Global and Vodafone Dutch joint venture VodafoneZiggo is trialing a 1Gbps service in the Utrecht district. The pilot will be based on DOCSIS 3.1. Some 20 households and companies in the Oog district of Utrecht will test the high-speed service via the VodafoneZiggo cable network over the next few months. The operator has set […]

Liberty Latin America names DISH’s Khemka as technology chief

Liberty Latin America, the cable and telecom operator that split off from Liberty Global and which provides services across Latin America and the Caribbean, has named Vivek Khemka as its new chief technology officer, starting in September. Khemka, whose full title will be SVP and chief technology and product offer, was previously EVP and chief […]

UPC Poland adds Polsat premium sports channels

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Poland has added premium sports channels from Polsat to its programming line-up, giving subscribers access to UEFA Champions League and Europa League football ahead of today’s kick-off the 2018-19 Champions League season. UPC has added Polsat Sport Premium 1 and 2 and four Polsat Sport Premium pay-per-view services to its […]

Virgin Media Television seeking post-watershed drama

Virgin Media Television – formerly know asTV3 Group – is currently seeking submissions for a new post-watershed, six –part drama, for 2019/2020. The call for titles if part of an on-going drama initiative laid out by the company. Virgin is inviting entrants to explore contemporary themes, new visual styles and narratives, focusing on original, “noisy” […]

Liberty Global’s MySports launches new channel

Liberty Global-owned UPC Switzerland’s sports broadcast unit MySports is launching a new sports channel, MySports One, ahead of the upcoming hockey season – a key event in the Swiss sporting calendar. The channel, which goes live today, will be distributed via UPC and other operators to digital TV customers. MySports One will be serve as […]

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