German telco Deutsche Telekom unites its Austrian subsidiary T-Mobile Austria with its newly acquired cable operator UPC Austria under the new name Magenta Telekom.
Liberty Global saw the revenue of its continuing operations contract by 0.6% to $2.87 billion in Q1.
Vodafone has offered concessions to gain approval from the European Commission for its planned takeover of Liberty Global’s German cable operator Unitymedia.
During the first quarter VodafoneZiggo’s revenue declined by 1% to €963 million, primarily driven by lower mobile handset sales. The company’s total subscription and service revenue remained flat.
Telenet has launched its next-generation TV entertainment platform, Horizon 4 – known as the Telenet TV Box – in Belgium.
Liberty Global has appointed Lutz Schüler as the new CEO of Virgin Media, the company’s cable operations in the UK and Ireland, effective June 11, 2019.
Virgin Media is to become the first Liberty Global company to integrate the Amazon Prime Video app into its TV platform.
Vodafone can breathe a sigh of relief: The EU Commission’s concerns about the takeover of large parts of Liberty Global’s cable business in Europe are apparently smaller than expected.
German industry associations BREKO, BUGLAS, VAUNET and DNMG are concerned about the consequences of Vodafone’s proposed acquisition of Liberty Global’s German cable subsidiary Unitymedia.
The European Commission is said to have strong concerns against the €18.4 billion cable deal between Liberty Global and Vodafone.