Poland’s leading mobile operator Play ended the first quarter with 293,000 subscribers to its fixed Play Now TV and broadband services.
Liberty Global has come through a flat first quarter with growth from its UK, Switzerland, and Netherlands businesses, brought about by new mobile and broadband customers.
Iliad’s Play has completed the acquisition of a 100% stake in UPC Polska from Liberty Global.
Liberty Global has added two new members to its board of directors, with Marisa Drew and Daniel Sanchez beginning to serve as directors with immediate effect.
Liberty Global sees “a number of interesting infrastructure opportunities on the horizon and will look at strategic options for our content investments”, according to company CEO Mike Fries.
Liberty Global, which has a string of joint ventures and interests, across Europe added 266,000 aggregate broadband and postpaid mobile subscribers in the third quarter.
Vodafone Deutschland wants to transform the Horizon cable receivers of its customers in the former Unitymedia coverage area in federal states North Rhine-Westphalia, Hesse and Baden-Württemberg into GigaTV boxes via a software update.
Following the sale of cable operator Unitymedia to Vodafone two years ago, Liberty Global is set to return to the German market.
Liberty Global has agreed to sell 100% of its operations in Poland to Iliad’s Polish subsidiary Play for PLN7 billion (€1.52 billion).
Vodafone is now offering the GigaTV Cable Box 2 as the standard TV reception device across its whole footprint in Germany, replacing Liberty Global’s Horizon box in the three federal states previously served by Unitymedia.