Liberty Global


German broadcasters group slams Vodafone concessions

German commercial broadcaster association Vaunet has slammed Vodafone’s moves to secure EC regulatory approval of its acquisition of Liberty Global’s Unitymedia as missing the point. Vaunet managing director Harald Flemming said that Vodafone’s moves were “could only astonish” observers as they “mostly” met requirements under existing German regulations for open access to broadband networks under […]

Sunrise optimistic on completing Liberty Global deal in Q4

Swiss service provider Sunrise says it has been “broadly supported” its acquisition of Liberty Global’s Swiss unit by investors and expects the deal to be closed in the fourth Quarter following a final regulatory approval. Sunrise CEO Olaf Swantee has already said he believed the deal could win shareholder approval despite resistance from the company’s […]

Fries: Liberty Global ‘never so well positioned’ to create value

Liberty Global has never been “so well positioned to create value for shareholders” despite the challenges it faces, according to CEO Mike Fries. Speaking after the company released modest Q1 results, Fries said that the cable giant was “on the verge of completing a series of transactions that will leave us with a more concentrated […]

Vodafone moves to secure green light for Liberty Global deal

Vodafone Deutschland has struck a cable wholesale agreement with Telefónica Deutschland in a move designed ensure that the EC gives approval to cable giant Liberty Global’s sale of its Germany business to the operator. Vodafone has submitted a remedy package comprising the cable wholesale agreement and a commitment to ensure sufficient capacity is available for […]

Liberty Global turns in modestly positive quarter

CEO Mike Fries hailed UK operation Virgin Media’s ability to deliver “improved subscriber trends” and its “compelling new fixed-mobile convergence bundles”, despite pressure on cable service ARPU in the market.  He said that the company’s Swiss operation, the sale of which is now under review by the Swiss Competition Authority, was producing “emerging green shoots” […]

T-Mobile and UPC Austria become Magenta Telekom

T-Mobile Austria has merged its operations with cable subsidiary UPC Austria to create an integrated service provider to be known as Magenta Telekom after Deutsche Telekom Group’s flagship product brand. The Deutsche Telekom subsidiary will market its services under the Magenta retail brand, while retaining the T logo as its corporate brand. The company plans […]

Telenet gets lift from fixed-mobile convergence

Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet’s operational performance in the first quarter was boosted by solid take up of its fixed-mobile convergence bundles, although revenue and like-for-like EBITDA were broadly flat year-on-year. Telenet saw take up of its Wigo and Yugo bundles increase by 29,400 to 429,000 during the quarter, the company’s best result since […]

Virgin Media takes aim at fixed-mobile convergence market

Liberty Global-owned Virgin Media has unveiled a set of new bundles that combine broadband and mobile deals in one single plan for the first time. New and existing customers will benefit from a new top speed of 500Mbps broadband and a mobile SIM in one bundle Customers can also personalise their TV line-up with new […]

VodafoneZiggo to switch off analogue in Utrecht

Vodafone and Liberty Global’s Dutch JV VodafoneZiggo is to switch off its analogue cable service in Utrecht at the beginning of July, the latest phase in the company’s digital migration strategy following switchovers in Capelle aan den IJssel, Flevoland, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, The Hague and Gelderland. The Utrecht switchover will take place on the night of […]

Liberty Global unveils UK integration of Amazon content

International TV and broadband provider Liberty Global has unveiled a multi-year deal to make Amazon content available to 4 million Virgin Media TV customers in the UK. As a result, Virgin Media will be the first of Liberty Global’s European operations to integrate the Amazon Prime Video app within its Ultra HD V6 set-top box. The launch […]

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