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Viasat World rollsout epic drama channel across UPC platforms in CEE

Viasat World has announced that its period drama PayTV channel Epic Drama is now available on UPC’s platforms in Poland, Romania and Hungary. Adding 1.5 million subscriptions across the CEE region, Epic Drama will join a pre-existing portfolio of Viasat World channels already available through UPC’s platforms in these territories. Epic Drama launched in December […]

UPC Hungary taps Agama for service assurance

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Hungary has tapped Agama Technologies to supply its video assurance platform. By implementing the Agama video assurance platform in its head-end and network, UPC will have real-time access to information and insights on service performance at multiple points in the delivery network, according to Agama. “By choosing Agama’s modern, software-based […]

Vodafone to pay €18.4bn for Liberty Global assets in Europe

Vodafone has agreed to acquire Liberty Global’s operations in Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania for an enterprise value of €18.4 billion. Vodafone said the deal will create a “converged national challenger to the dominant incumbent in Germany” and claimed that it will also transform its fixed line and convergence strategy in key Central […]

Fries: Liberty Global will not ‘dismantle’ European business

Liberty Global has no intention of “dismantling” its European business and remains committed to growing its business in markets where it can achieve national scale, according to president and CEO Mike Fries. Speaking to analysts after the company reported mixed Q4 results, Fries said that Liberty remained committed to its core European markets. The cable […]

New CEO for UPC Poland

Robert Redeleanu is to take over from Frans-Willem de Kloet as CEO of Liberty Global-owned UPC Poland. Redeleanu, who is currently CEO of UPC Hungary and Romania, will replace De Kloet, who is leaving the company, on April 1. Redeleanu has served as CEO of UPC Romania since 2013, taking responsibility for the Hungarian operation […]

UPC Switzerland launches Happy Home with boosted WiFi

Liberty Global-owned UPC Switzerland has launched Happy Home, a offering to improve subscribers in-home WiFi connectivity through a combination of its UPC Connect app and WLAN Powerline set of adapters. At the same time, as part of the launch of the new brand, UPC Switzerland has doubled the internet speed available to about 300,000 existing […]

UPC Switzerland switches from Salt to Swisscom

Liberty Global’s Swiss unit UPC Switzerland is to use Swisscom’s mobile network to provide mobile services, switching from the network of alternative provider Salt. The company, which has a mobile base of about 100,000 users on the Salt network, said that the change would see its customers benefit from Swisscom’s highly-rated network and would enable […]

Fries: Liberty will be ‘buyer or seller’ in markets where it lacks scale

Liberty Global is likely to look at M&A opportunities at a national level primarily but its main focus is its platform and delivering value for shareholders, according to president and CEO Mike Fries. Interviewed on stage at the UBS Annual Global Media and Communications conference, Fries, asked about the potential for a merger with Vodafone […]

Liberty Global ‘looking at possible sale’ of Swiss and Austrian units

Liberty Global is looking at a possible sale of its Swiss and Austrian operations, according to a report in UK newspaper The Telegraph. The move could help pave the way for a £175 billion merger between the cable giant and Vodafone. According to The Telegraph, citing unnamed sources, Liberty is working on a potential disposal […]

UPC Austria extends reach through local partnership

Liberty Global’s Austrian unit UPC Austria has extended its footprint in the Upper Austria region by striking a deal with the local network operator in Kremsmünster, Elektro Zettl. The agreement means that an additional 2,500 homes will be connected to UPC Austria’s network and will receive its services. UPC has sought to expand its presence […]

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