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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. […]

Virgin Media to contest Ofcom early termination fine

Virgin Media is to appeal a fine levied by UK regulator Ofcom for making excessive charges for early termination of contracts. The cable operator said hat it “strongly disagrees” with Ofcom’s ruling and believes to be “both unjustified and disproportionate”. Virgin said it would appeal the decision before the Competition Appeal Tribunal. Ofcom announced today […]

Starzplay to launch on Virgin Media later this month

Lionsgate-owned Starz has partnered with Virgin Media to make its Starzplay streaming service available on the Virgin TV platform. Starzplay will be available to Virgin customers for £4.99 per month and is due to launch via the operator on November 29. The subscription video-on-demand offering will feature Starz series like Vida, Sweetbitter and The White […]

Virgin Media powering Liberty Global as overall residential cable revenues dip

Strong growth from the UK’s Virgin Media has powered Liberty Global Q3 performance, while overall the cable giant saw residential cable revenue fall and mobile and B2B revenue rise. Virgin Media delivered revenue-generating unit additions of 105,000 in the third quarter, with growth from existing and new build areas being driven by its triple-play offers. […]

Ginx Esports TV to leave Virgin Media in HD row

Ginx Esports TV is due to pull its channel from the Virgin Media platform in the UK over a row about picture quality and contract terms. In a statement, Ginx said that it has terminated its contract with Virgin over its failure to launch the Ginx TV channel in high definition. However, Virgin Media claimed […]

UKTV’s Drama and Really launch on Virgin Media Ireland

UKTV’s Drama and Really channels are due to launch on Virgin Media Ireland for the first time, with the operator and channel provider expanding their partnership in the country in the wake of their public spat this summer. Drama will be available on channel number 164 of the electronic programme guide and will air shows like […]

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