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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 […]

STV Player launches on Virgin TV

Scottish commercial broadcaster STV has launched its video-on-demand service, STV Player, on Virgin TV set-tops from Liberty Global-owned cable operator Virgin Media. The move, which follows the signing of a four-year strategic partnership deal between STV and Virgin Media earlier this year, will integrate the STV Player app and STV catch-up programming on Virgin TV […]

Fries: Liberty’s sale of assets is ‘important inflection point for cable’

Liberty Global’s sale of assets marks “a pretty important inflection point for European cable” following a period of organic and acquisition growth for the company, according to CEO Mike Fries, speaking at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference yesterday. He said that cable in Europe now faces telecom competitors that are “pretty darn good […]

Liberty Global partners with Cadent on addressable TV ads

Liberty Global has partnered with addressable TV advertising platform, Cadent, as it looks to step up its targeted advertising efforts. Virgin Media in the UK will be the first Liberty Global subsidiary to deploy the Cadent platform, which will allow it to deliver different targeted ads to households during the same program. Cadence’s platform is […]

Virgin Media customers with Netflix ‘happier and more loyal’

Virgin Media customers who adopt Netflix via the Virgin Media platform are happier and more loyal than subscribers who don’t take up the SVOD service, and the cable operator’s customers are more likely to subscribe to Netflix than non-customers, according to research by the Liberty Global-owned company. While UK households’ adoption of Netflix stands at […]

Liberty Global CFO rules out big acquisitions as company mulls strategic options

Liberty Global will use proceeds from the sale of its German and CEE businesses to Vodafone principally to return cash to investors in the form of buybacks and has no plans for big acquisition, according to Charlie Bracken, the company’s EVP and CFO, speaking at the Morgan Stanley European Media & Technology conference last week. […]

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