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Lutz Schüler to replace Tom Mockridge as Virgin Media CEO in June

Liberty Global has announced the appointment of Lutz Schüler as CEO of Virgin Media, the company’s UK and Ireland operation, effective June 11. Schüler replaces Tom Mockridge, who is leaving the company to base himself in Italy with his family. Schüler has been COO of Virgin Media since September 2018, having spent the previous eight […]

Liberty Global likely to move to common UI ‘at some point’

Liberty Global intends “at some point to have [its] entire European digital footprint operating on a common platform and perhaps a common UI”, according to president and CEO Mike Fries. Speaking to analysts after Liberty announced its Q3 results, Fries said that the company was “heading towards a common video platform everywhere in Europe, which […]

Virgin Media in management shake-up after over-counting new homes

Liberty Global has suspended four Virgin Media employees after being forced to reassess the number of homes it has built out as part of its high-profile Project Lightning investment. Liberty admitted in an SEC filing that it had previously over-counted the number of new homes connected to its UK network by 151,000 homes as a […]

Virgin Media boss Mockridge to chair RTS

Pay TV veteran Tom Mockridge will chair the Royal Television Society board of trustees, replacing the outgoing John Hardie. The RTS said it is also looking for a new president to replace former Endemol exec Sir Peter Bazalgette, who is stepping down after six years at the helm. Mockridge currently runs Liberty Global’s UK cable operator, […]

TiVo revamp, EOS will be huge ‘step up’, says Virgin Media’s Mockridge

Virgin Media’s launch of parent Liberty Global’s EOS box and the rebranding of its TiVo-based advanced TV service under the Virgin TV name will mark “a very significant step-up” in its ability to deliver on-demand programming across multiple platforms, according to CEO Tom Mockridge. Speaking on an analyst call after Liberty Global unveiled strong Q2 […]

Virgin Media CEO calls for Three-O2 mobile green light

Virgin Media CEO Tom Mockridge has spoken out in favour of the EC giving a green light to mobile operator Three’s owner CK Hutchison taking over rival O2, owned by Telefónica. “‎Any competition concerns can be addressed without blocking the proposed O2-Three transaction,” said Mockridge in a statement. The EC is currently considering the deal, […]

Virgin Media to build out London network

Liberty Global-owned UK cable operator Virgin Media is to expand its network in East London, bringing 100,000 homes into range of its high-speed internet network. According to the company, the expansion, encompassing the Bethnal Green, Isle of Dogs, Newham and West Ham districts on the city, will be the largest network expansion since the company […]

Virgin Media CEO rules out TiVo-Horizon migration

Virgin Media’s CEO Tom Mockridge has ruled migrating the firm’s TiVo TV service to Liberty Global’s Horizon platform, claiming that doing so would be a “simplistic” business approach. Speaking at a Broadcasting Press Guild lunch yesterday, Mockridge said that TiVo in the UK has been very successful, is growing by “several percent a month” in […]

Virgin Media eyes more content app launches

Virgin Media is open to adding more content apps to its platform after striking a partnership with Netflix in November, according to CEO Tom Mockridge. Speaking at Cable Congress in Amsterdam, Mockridge said that allowing Virgin TiVo customers to access Netflix direct through their set-top was “experimental” but seems to be “working for all parties […]

Former New Corp exec Mockridge takes Virgin Media CEO job

Former News International CEO Tom Mockridge is set to take the CEO role at Virgin Media, replacing current boss Neil Berkett after the closing of Liberty Global’s buyout of the business. Mockridge, who spent more than two decades at News Corp before stepping down from its newspaper arm in December, will report to Liberty Global […]