Liberty Latin America and América Móvil to merge Chile operations

Liberty Latin America and América Móvil have announced an agreement to merge their Chilean operations Claro Chile and VTR in a 50:50 joint-venture. The transaction would combine the pay TV and broadband operations of VTR with Claro Chile’s mobile business. The combined company would have over nine million customers across fixed line, pay TV and […]

VTR taps Media Distillery to improve Replay

Liberty Latin America-owned Chilean cable operator VTR has chosen AI for video specialist VTR to provide its technology to enable its one million cable TV subscribers to re-watch programmes with precisely correct start times when using Replay.  VTR, the country’s largest multi-service provider, has rolled out Media Distillery’s EPG Correction solution across its TV channels, […]

Liberty Latin America set for independent life from end of year

Liberty Global’s Latin American and Caribbean arm is to become an independent company – Liberty Latin America – with shares trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market from January 2. The ‘record date’ for the split-off has been set for December 26, with distribution of common shares to take place on December 29. Holders of […]

Liberty Global to live-stream rare solar eclipse in 360°

Liberty Global is to live-stream a rare type of solar eclipse to people around the world via its Facebook page and YouTube channel in the 360° format. The Southern Ring of Fire solar eclipse will be streamed directly from the town of Coyhaique, in southern Chile thanks to a specially-installed fibre connection. The live stream […]

Liberty partners with Ericsson on LatAm DVR services

Liberty Global has agreed a new two-year deal with Ericsson that will see two of Liberty’s Latin America-based operators expand their DVR services. VTR in Chile and Liberty Cablevision in Puerto Rico – both part of Liberty Latin-America and Caribbean (LiLAC Group) – will both use Ericsson’s Video Storage and Processing Platform (VSPP) to widen […]

Liberty distributes LiLAC stock for LatAm operations

Liberty Global has distributed tracking stock for its operations in Latin America and the Caribbean – the LiLAC Group – as part of its plans to spin off these assets. Liberty completed distribution of the LiLAC stock to shareholders yesterday, with these new ordinary shares to begin regular trading today on the NASDAQ and the […]

Liberty Global to put LiLAC spin-off to vote this month

Liberty Global’s spin-off of its Latin American and Caribbean assets with the creation of a tracking stock is a “good deal for investors” that will “give investors a choice…to decide where they want to invest”, according to president and CEO Mike Fries. Fries, speaking on an analyst call after Liberty Global’s full-year results at the […]

Chile next for Horizon as Liberty Global evolves advanced TV platform

Liberty Global is turning to Chile for its next Horizon advanced TV launch, according to president and CEO Mike Fries. Speaking to analysts after Liberty Global’s latest quarterly results, Fries said that Chile, where the company operates cable network VTR, would be next up for a Horizon launch. Liberty is currently trialling a new cloud […]

Liberty Global buys remaining 20% in Chile’s VTR

Liberty Global has acquired the remaining 20% of outstanding shares in Chile’s largest cable operator VTR in a deal worth some US$422 million (€304 million).  Liberty bought the stake from a subsidiary of Corp Group Holding Inversiones Limitada in exchange for 10.1 million Liberty Global class C ordinary shares. The US$422 million pricetag is based […]