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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 […]

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 […]

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