VodafoneZiggo


Jefferies rates NL’s VodafoneZiggo a ‘buy’

Market analyst Jefferies has rated leading Netherlands cable operator VodafoneZiggo (VZ) a buy, suggesting that the company is proceeding well with its business integration plans following a 2016 merger. Explaining its rationale, Jefferies said “a central element is that operating cashflow growth turned positive in 2018, and is guided to continue with a 2019e outlook […]

VodafoneZiggo and AAPA claim success in combatting piracy

Liberty Global-Vodafone JV VodafoneZiggo, the Audiovisual Anti-Piracy Alliance (AAPA) and Dutch police have together secured the criminal conviction of the operator of a Netherlands-based card sharing piracy network,who has been sentenced to a conditional six-month prison sentence, with a probation period of three years, and 240 hours community service, at a court in The Hague. The AAPA […]

VodafoneZiggo to launch advanced TV platform, 5G amid mixed results

VodafoneZiggo, the Liberty Global-Vodafone joint venture for the Dutch market, is to launch a new advanced TV patorm and trial 5G mobile next year, according to CEO Jeroen Hoencamp. The new TV offering will include 4K UHD capability and will involve the deployment of Liberty’s new advanced set-top box during the first quarter. Hoencamp said […]

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 […]

Vodafone-Ziggo moves forward with digital switchover

Dutch Vodafone-Liberty Global joint venture VodafoneZiggo is to move forwards with plans to complete digital switchover in its cable footprint by switching off analogue TV signals in The Hague on the night of March 11-12. VodafoneZiggo began the process of transitioning its networks to digital-only services in March last year, and has completed the process […]

Vodafone ‘happy with status quo’ on Dutch JV with Liberty Global

Vodafone’s CEO is “happy with the status quo” of the company’s Dutch joint-venture with Liberty Global and believes that VodafoneZiggo “plays a good role in the portfolio” of the company’s assets. Answering an analyst question on the Dutch JV following Vodafone’s release of fiscal Q3 numbers at the end of last week, CEO Nick Read […]

VodafoneZiggo renews exclusive Premier League deal

Liberty Global and Vodafone Dutch joint venture VodafoneZiggo’ Ziggo Sport has acquired the exclusive broadcasting rights to English Premier league football in the Netherlands for the next three seasons, renewing the existing partnership between the company and the league. VodafoneZiggo said that coverage of the Premier League would be available to subscribers via the Ziggo […]

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 […]

VodafoneZiggo to switch off analogue in Amsterdam

VodafoneZiggo, Liberty Global and Vodafone’s joint venture in the Netherlands, will switch off analogue cable in Amsterdam on the night of December 10-11. The analogue switch-off in the city is part of a phased switchover that started in march this year. The operator has already turned off analogue in Capelle aan den Ijssel and Rotterdam. […]

VodafoneZiggo to open fixed network to rivals

VodafoneZiggo must open its fixed network to other providers the Dutch regulator ACM has ruled, in new regulations that will take effect on October 1. Previously Dutch providers without their own fixed network only had access to KPN’s, but they will now be able to also offer internet, TV and fixed telephone services via VodafoneZiggo’s cable network. “We […]

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