A decision on whether or not Liberty Global will be allowed to take over the Polish cable operator Aster is still several weeks away, according to Malgorzata Krasnodebska-Tomkiel, the president of the country’s Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK).
2011 has begun in very much the same way that last year ended for Liberty Global, solidly and with some markets in Western Europe performing exceptionally well. It was particularly notable in terms of subscriber growth, with the region, led by Germany’s Unitymedia, contributing most strongly to an increase of over 250,000.
Liberty Global has announced it will acquire Germany’s third largest cable operator, Kabel BW, from the Swedish investment company EQT through a series of transactions for a total consideration of approximately €3.16 billion. Following a weekend of intense bidding the UPC owner, which already holds Germany’s second largest cableco Unitymedia, topped an earlier bid by […]
The financial future of Germany’s third largest cable operator remained in play on Monday after Liberty Global (LGI) increased its bid for Kabel BW.
Liberty Global met all its growth targets in 2010 and ended the year with 80% of its business focused on Europe. Its performance was particularly impressive in four countries – The Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria and Ireland – which added a combined 283,000 RGUs, representing combined growth of over 250% compared to 2009.
CABLE CONGRESS 2011 – LUCERNE. The Dutch cableco Ziggo would be a “great synergistic fit” for Liberty Global should it come on the market, according to Shane O’Neill, chief strategy officer, Liberty Global and president, Chellomedia.
CABLE CONGRESS 2011 – LUCERNE. Europe’s cable networks see no need for major investment in mobile networks. Speaking at the opening View from the Top session Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries said it was a difficult time to be a mobile operator, particularly when you studied the margins and the capital requirements needed to stay […]
CABLE CONGRESS 2011 – LUCERNE. Cablecom has pushed and pulled the internet to its limits, the Swiss operator announcing it has achieved unparalleled speeds of 1.37 Gbps over a conventional coaxial television cable.
CABLE CONGRESS 2011 – LUCERNE. Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries is confident that the new Horizon box offering TV Anywhere will be the Google TV killer the cable industry needs in order to curb cord cutting. Talking to the Swiss Sonntagszeitung in a pre-Cable Congress promotional push, Fries said “In the future you can network […]
German cable operator Unitymedia is the second Liberty Global owned provider in Europe to introduce a CI Plus module for its cable customers. The CAM is available for rent for €4 monthly.