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Liberty Global turns in modestly positive quarter

CEO Mike Fries hailed UK operation Virgin Media’s ability to deliver “improved subscriber trends” and its “compelling new fixed-mobile convergence bundles”, despite pressure on cable service ARPU in the market.  He said that the company’s Swiss operation, the sale of which is now under review by the Swiss Competition Authority, was producing “emerging green shoots” […]

Virgin Media takes aim at fixed-mobile convergence market

Liberty Global-owned Virgin Media has unveiled a set of new bundles that combine broadband and mobile deals in one single plan for the first time. New and existing customers will benefit from a new top speed of 500Mbps broadband and a mobile SIM in one bundle Customers can also personalise their TV line-up with new […]

TalkTalk TV to offer Amazon Prime Video via set-top

TalkTalk has become the latest UK service provider to offer Amazon Prime Video to its TV offering following Liberty Global-owned Virgin Media’s addition of the streaming service this week. TalkTalk’s he deal with Amazon will see the service join the TalkTalk TV range of streaming apps The move means that viewers will also be able […]

Liberty Global unveils UK integration of Amazon content

International TV and broadband provider Liberty Global has unveiled a multi-year deal to make Amazon content available to 4 million Virgin Media TV customers in the UK. As a result, Virgin Media will be the first of Liberty Global’s European operations to integrate the Amazon Prime Video app within its Ultra HD V6 set-top box. The launch […]

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 […]

Virgin TV launches Asian TV app package

UK pay TV provider Virgin TV has launched an app package that gives viewers access to two Indian video-on-demand services, Eros Now and Voot. Virgin TV customers can add the Desi App Pack to their service from this week and access the content, which is available in more than 10 languages, by going to channel […]

Liberty Global sees drop in video customers

Liberty Global’s announcement of the sale of its operation in Switzerland (see separate story) came as the company posted mixed Q4 and full-year results, with an acceleration in video losses in the three months to December. Liberty Global lost 32,500 revenue-generating units in Q4, meaning its gain for the year overall was 30,000. The company […]

Report: Virgin Media eyes regional UK operator KCOM

Virgin Media is reportedly considering a bid for Hull and East Riding-based UK broadband provider, KCOM. According to a Telegraph report, which cites multiple unnamed sources, Virgin is exploring whether to acquire KCOM’s 200,000 fibre broadband lines to accelerate its network expansion. The report claims that Liberty Global-owned Virgin is at an early stage with its […]

Virgin Media teams with Arris to trial 8.5Gbps broadband

Liberty Global-owned Virgin Media has teamed up with technology specialist Arris to launch an 8.5Gbps symmetrical broadband trial in Papworth, Cambridgeshire. The six-month trial to 50 homes in the town uses an existing fibre-to-the-premises connection, with data transferred using Ethernet Passive Optical Network (EPON) technology. Virgin Media’s trial uses its existing fibre network in the […]

Virgin Media tops Ofcom pay TV complaints

Virgin Media generated the highest number of complaints about pay TV to Ofcom in Q3 of last year, according to the media and telecom regulator’s latest analysis of complaints received. The Liberty Global-owned cable operator generated 19 complaints per 100,000 subscribers, mostly related to contract issues, followed by complaints handling and billing, pricing and charge […]

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