17.00 UPDATE: Virgin Media’s next generation set-top boxes are to run a converged television and broadband platform developed for the cablenet by the US DVR specialist TiVo. The UK cablenet is following in the footsteps of US counterparts Comcast and Cox, which are currently testing the technology in a number of markets.
Virgin Media is taking a two-pronged approach to the delivery of 3D television. While visitors to its newly opened store in Oxford Street can sample a vision of the future, subscribers are being offered a season of 3D content in proprietary anaglyph.
Quad play, VOD and fast internet access are proving increasingly popular with Virgin Media customers.
Virgin Media has confirmed its intention to proceed with a secondary listing on the London Stock Exchange in a bid to increase its profile in the country that it serves.
Virgin Media will extend its range of HD channels from October 6 with the premiere of Living HD.
CTAM Eurosummit – Lisbon. Cablenets are maintaining their use of the term fiber as they look to promote the technological superiority of EuroDOCSIS 3 broadband against telco-delivered ADSL product without the use of confusing jargon.
Virgin Media has signed what it is describing as its first three-screen deal through a new cross platform agreement with Disney.
Virgin Media has named Tesco finance director Eamonn O’Hare as its new CFO.
IBC 2009 – Amsterdam. Virgin Media’s director of technical strategy Kevin Baughan has told Broadband TV News that it makes sense for the cable industry to sign up to the new DVB-C2 technology. However, the UK cablenet has no plans to join the nine operators that have publically declared their support for the technology.
IBC 2009 – Amsterdam. Virgin Media is to upgrade its digital TV distribution infrastructure using the Cisco Digital Video Headend.