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Liberty Global positioning itself for fixed-mobile future, says Fries

Liberty Global’s sale of its German and central European assets and planned sale of its Swiss unit “all make sense” in a market that is moving towards fixed-mobile convergence, but the company nevertheless sees “a lot of runway” to build value from its remaining assets, according to CEO Mike Fries. Speaking at Goldman Sachs Communacopia […]

Sky ‘in talks’ with Liberty Global to invest in fibre JV

Sky is in talks with Liberty Global to invest in Virgin Media’s new fibre venture for underserved areas, according to a report by the Financial Times. According to the report, citing unnamed sources, Sky has opened talks to participate in the new JV both as a customer and investor. However, talks are still at an […]

Liberty Global to focus on ‘core markets’ for further acquisitions

Liberty Global will focus on its “core operating markets” for any acquisitions or investments it makes from the proceeds of its sale of its German and central European assets to Vodafone and the forthcoming sale of UPC Switzerland to Sunrise, according to CEO Mike Fries. Speaking on the company’s latest quarterly earnings call, Fries said […]

Liberty to buy back shares and invest in UK as subscriber numbers drop

Liberty Global is following up on its promise to return value to shareholders following its sale of its German and central European units to Vodafone by using the proceeds from the sale for cash tender offers for its shares of up to US$2.5 billion (€2.2 billion), along with a promise of investing in Virgin Media, […]

Virgin Media unveils national Gigabit broadband rollout

Virgin Media has unveiled plans to roll out Gigabit internet speeds to close to 15 million homes across the UK over the next two years as part of what it describes as its ‘Gigabit Britain’ plan. The Liberty Global-owned operator said that it would introduce service in cities across its national network later in the […]

Virgin Media reportedly looking at large-scale fibre expansion through JV

Liberty Global-owned Virgin media is planning a large-scale expansion of its fibre network in the through the creation of a separate company backed by infrastructure funds, according to the Financial Times. According to the paper, citing unnamed sources, Liberty has appointed LionTree to create a JV to build fibre networks outside of densely populated urban […]

Amazon Prime Video launches on Virgin TV 

Virgin TV customers will be able to access Amazon Prime Video for the first time through their STB starting today. Pre-existing Prime subscribers can log in to the service on their Virgin TV V6 box, and access its content in what Virgin promises is a “seamlessly integrated” experience.  The deal is the first time in […]

Virgin Media to offer UHD sports, movies and boxsets from Sky in new deal

Liberty Global-owned Virgin Media has struck a new multi-year partnership with pay TV operator Sky, enabling viewers to have access to Sky channels including Sky Cinema and Sky Sports as well as making Sky’s UHD TV content, including sport and movies, available to its customers. Sky’sline up of entertainment, cinema and sports channels will continue […]

Virgin Media beats rivals to air Wimbledon tennis in 4K UHD and HDR

Liberty Global-owned Virgin Media is to air the Wimbledon tennis tournament in 4K UHD and HDR for the first time. Virgin Media subscribers equipped with a Virgin TV V6 set-top box will be able to view 4K HDR coverage of the competition from July 1 via the BBC iPlayer app on the box. While BBC […]

Virgin Media trials wireless tech to connect fibre network

Virgin Media has trialled the use of wireless radio signals to help connect homes in a Newbury village to Gigabit speeds and TV services over full fibre, something it describes as a first for the UK. The trial, led by Liberty Global and using Ericsson radio technology, has made use of high-capacity millimetre wave radio […]

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