René Obermann

Ziggo takes pay TV hit

Dutch cable operator Ziggo reported a 4.3% year-on-year decline in pay TV revenue in the first quarter of 2014 after a 16,000 quarterly dip in subscribers.  For the full year, Ziggo said that its number of digital pay TV subscribers is down by 58,000, due to the “difficult macro-environment, the switch from subscription-based to on-demand-based […]

Ziggo targets bigger WiFi push

Dutch cable operator Ziggo said that it aims to launch more WiFi hotspots in a bid to offer a seamless experience for customers connecting to the web inside and outside the home. Speaking at Cable Congress, Ziggo CEO Rene Obermann said that he wanted to build on the firm’s existing WiFi spot offering, which launched […]

Liberty close to Ziggo deal

Liberty Global is reportedly close to finalising a takeover deal for Dutch cable operator Ziggo, with the firms expected to announce the acquisition as early as this month. According to Bloomberg, which cites people with knowledge of the matter, the two companies are “putting the final touches” on a deal and are currently negotiating the […]

Ziggo names René Obermann next CEO

Dutch cable operator Ziggo has named Deutsche Telekom chief executive René Obermann its next CEO, following the departure of current boss Bernard Dijkhuizen. The planned transition will take place on January 1, 2014, in line with Dijkhuizen’s previously announced retirement, Ziggo said. Obermann will join the cable provider after 15 years at Deutsche Telecom. He […]