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Liberty Global announces management change for UPC Switzerland

Liberty Global has announced that Severina Pascu will become chief executive officer (CEO) of UPC Switzerland, taking over from Eric Tveter. Pascu is a 10-year veteran of Liberty Global and is currently chief operating officer of UPC Switzerland. In her new role she will role she will report jointly to Liberty CEO Mike Fries. Tveter […]

Virgin Media adds FreeSports to programming line-up

Liberty Global-owned Virgin Media’s TV service Virgin TV has extended its roster of sports channels with the addition of FreeSports. The sports channel, which aims to broadcast up to 1,000 events a year, specialises in airing a mix of domestic and international programming, including highlights and live football, cricket, tennis, rugby, athletics and motorsport as […]

Liberty Global unconcerned whether Fox or Comcast take control of Sky

Liberty Global is “not bothered” about whether 21st Century Fox or Comcast gains control of Sky in the UK, according to the international cable operator’s CEO Mike Fries. Speaking to CNBC, Fries said that Liberty both competed and partnered with Sky in the UK and said that the market was “healthy and vibrant” and competitive. […]

Virgin TV adds BT Sport in Ultra HD

Virgin Media is due to make the BT Sport channel available to its customers in 4K Ultra High Definition for the first time from July 30. BT Sport 4K UHD will be included in Virgin TV Full House and VIP bundles, while Virgin TV customers already taking BT Sport will get the channel automatically added […]

UPC Poland passes Connect Box milestone

Liberty Global-owned Polish cable operator UPC Poland has passed the milestone of deploying half a million advanced Connect Box DOCSIS gateways. The Connect Box uses advanced smart WiFI technology to provide an optimal connection to the internet form anywhere in the home, and facilitates connection of multiple devices by actively managing the distribution of resources, […]

Liberty Global hires TiVo CEO Rodriguez as chief technology officer

Liberty Global has hired TiVo’s recently appointed chief executive Enrique Rodriguez to be its new chief technology officer. Rodriguez will join the cable giant – a key TiVo customer – as EVP and CTO later this month. TiVO has meanwhile named board member Raghu Rau as interim president and CEO. Rodriguez will lead Liberty Global’s […]

Liberty Global passes Connect Box milestone

Liberty Global has passed a significant milestone in the deployment of its Connect Box advanced modem and WiFi gateway. The Connect Box is now in more than 10 million homes across Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, according to the operator. The milestone means that the advanced router has now been rolled out to more […]

Virgin Media teams with Eurosport for 4K UHD TV Wimbledon coverage

Liberty Global-owned Virgin Media has teamed up with Eurosport to provide coverage of this week’s Wimbledon tennis tournament in 4K UHD TV. Virgin TV customers with a new V6 TV box will be able to watch both finals in ultra high-definition for the very first time. Customers can watch the men’s and women’s finals at […]

Unitymedia CEO moves to Virgin Media

Unitymedia CEO Lutz Schüler is swapping one Liberty Global division for another after being appointed chief operating officer of Virgin Media. Schüler, who has been chief executive of Germany’s Unitymedia since January 2011, is due to take up his new post in the UK on September 10 and will report directly to Virgin Media CEO […]

Liberty Global taps Cisco for customer experience transformation

Liberty Global is working with Cisco on a project that is designed to transform the pay TV operator’s customer service experience across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. With the move, Liberty said it will overhaul the technology that underpins its customer services in EMEA in a bid to provide the “best possible customer and […]

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