Liberty Global is finding the Netherlands a tough and highly competitive market with incumbent telco KPN making life difficult for the new Ziggo.
“We have Netflix to thank,” said Liberty Global’s Mike Fries during Round One of the traditional ‘elephants round’ at this year’s ANGA COM.
Liberty Global CEO Michael Fries is confident European authorities will soon approve his company’s bid for Ziggo, but is not interested in a much-rumored deal with Vodafone, he told CNBC.
Liberty Global has gone on a buying spree, buying shares in ITV, All3Media and looking at F1 racing.
During this year’s gathering of cable marketeers, OTT providers such as Netflix cast a shadow – as everyone seems to be afraid of the threat of OTT.
CTAM Europe has unveiled the full EuroSummit’14 program me. The event will be held in Copenhagen on September 18 and 19.
“Conversations with private – and public – broadcasters in Germany are ongoing; we have good dialogue with RTL and with ProSieben,” said Liberty Global’s Mike Fries during last Friday’s investor call.
Mike Fries, president and CEO,Liberty Global, will join the TV Summit of the international exhibition and congress ANGA COM.
Liberty Global plans to launch 500 Mbps products in both the Netherlands and Switzerland by the end of the year, according to Mike Fries, the company’s president and CEO.
Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries says there are lessons to be learnt from over-the-top steamer Netflix, but made it clear cable would have the final say.