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Virgin Media O2 offers more HD channels to customers

UK Liberty Global-Telefónica JV Virgin Media O2 has said it is giving its TV customers ‘a HD boost’ on a range of channels, at no extra cost. The upgrade, which will be added automatically, includes TV channels such as National Geographic HD, Sky Comedy HD and Sky Arts HD, meaning Virgin TV customers will be […]

Virgin Media offers customers access to free fitness content

As people battle to keep their New Year Resolutions on track for another week or two, it seems that on-demand fitness is emerging as a key competitive arena for platforms. In the UK, for example, cable operator VirginMedia has announced that audiences now have access to 80 free fitness classes via its Virgin TV service. […]

Virgin Media O2 calls for ‘thorough scrutiny’ as BT’s Openreach launches new fibre offer

UK service provider Virgin Media O2 has called for closer regulatory scrutiny of BT wholesale subsidiary Openreach’s just-announced plans for lower-priced wholesale access to fibre-to-the-premises infrastructure under the ‘Equinox 2’ scheme. The new wholesale offer proposes discounts to service providers for access to the FTTP network in exchange for commitments to connect most new lines […]

Paramount and Virgin Media extend UK deal to incorporate streamers

Paramount and Virgin Media have announced a new multi-year distribution agreement, extending their existing long-term partnership in the UK. The renewed partnership will see SVOD platform Paramount+ debut on Virgin TV in 2023. Full app integration on Virgin Media’s set-top boxes will offer customers the opportunity to access more than 8000 hours of exclusive originals, […]

Virgin Media O2 adds customers against ‘challenging backdrop’

Virgin Media O2, the UK Liberty Global-Telefónica joint venture, added 12,000 fixed network customers in Q3, along with 47,000 mobile contract customers. VMO2 added 115,000 fixed premises to its footprint as it reached three million Project Lightning premises and a total Gigabit network of 16 million homes. Transaction-ajdusted Revenue stood at £2.588 million, down 0.6%, […]

Virgin Media O2 reported to have given up on TalkTalk acquisition

Virgin Media O2 has abandoned plans to acquire smaller rival TalkTalk due to regulatory and credit concerns, according to a report in the Telegraph newspaper. According to the paper, access to the credit markets and the risk of the UK competitive watchdog nixing the deal are key concerns According to the Telegraph, the pair are […]

Liberty Global picks Nuance for expanded voice services

Liberty Global has announced a partnership with Nuance Communications to improve accessibility for Virgin Media O2 customers in the UK. The operator will utilise the Nuance Dragon TV tech platform, including capabilities that provide enhanced support for visually impaired customers, such as reading aloud program information. Nuance Dragon TV, powered by Nuance conversational AI, currently […]

DAA specialist Falcon V Systems names VMO2 CTO to board

Distributed access architecture (DAA) technology specialist Falcon V Systems, a Polish joint venture owned by Vector Group, Liberty Global and Charter Communications, has appointed Virgin Media O2 CTO Jeanie York to its supervisory board. The company, which is developing software solutions for open DAA with its three principal shareholders, said that York will become a […]

Disney+ comes to Virgin TV 360

More than two years after launching in the UK, Disney+ is finally becoming available on Virgin TV 360 set-top boxes.  To coincide with the streaming debut of Pixar animated hit movie Lightyear, the app will join the Virgin TV 360 platform, which also provides access to services including Amazon Prime, Netflix, BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, […]

Virgin Media gains customers and returns to revenue growth

UK service provider Virgin Media O2 said it gained 8,000 net new fixed-line customers in the second quarter, taking its total to 5.8 million, with 16,000 additional broadband customers. The JV between Liberty Global and Telefónica added 805,000 mobile connections in the quarter including wholesale customers. Mobile contract additions numbered 13,000, taking the total to […]

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