Cable & IPTV

Liberty Global sets focus on OTT, free broadcasting and sports

Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries

Liberty Global is focused on opportunistic and strategic investments in over-the-top content, sports rights and free-to-air broadcasters and programming, according to president and CEO Mike… Read more

Branding and ‘emotional connection’ key for TV operators

Eric Tveter

Creating an emotional connection is a big challenge for pay TV operators with branding crucial for the future of the industry, according to Eric Tveter,… Read more

Horizon ‘not fantastic’ when it launched, admits Liberty’s Dorr

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Liberty Global’s next generation TV platform platform Horizon “wasn’t a fantastic product when we launched it,” admitted Liberty Global executive Peter Dorr at the CTAM… Read more

Vivendi strikes definitive agreement to sell GVT

The Vivendi office is seen in Paris on Wednesday, May 17, 2006.

Vivendi has struck a definitive agreement to sell its Brazilian unit GVT to Telefónica that will also see the French media group take a stake… Read more

Virgin Media trials new low-cost 1Gbps network rollout

Virgin Media engineers lay cables in Papworth

Liberty Global-owned UK service provider Virgin Media is trialling a new lower-cost way of rolling out ultra-fast internet networks in the Cambridgeshire village of Papworth.… Read more

Sistema boss Evtushenkov faces money laundering charges

Vladimir Evtushenkov

Vladimir Evtushenkov, the chairman and majority owner of Russian energy to media conglomerate Sistema has been arrested and charged with money laundering related to the… Read more

UPC Hungary claims success for cloud-based YouTube app

Severina Pascu

Viewing minutes on Liberty Global-owned UPC Hungary’s cloud-delivered YouTube service have exceeded one million per day in the three months since the service launched. Following… Read more

Trace secures carriage deal with Swisscom

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Channel provider Trace has secured carriage for its Trace Urban and Trace Tropical SD and HD music channels with Swisscom. Trace Urban provides a diet… Read more

ANGA COM 2015 open for registrations

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The 2015 edition of German trade fair ANGA COM is now open for exhibitor registrations. Registrations are available for the show, which will run in… Read more

ER-Telecom’s Gusev takes charge in St Petersburg

Sergei Gusev

Russian service provider ER-Telecom has named Sergei Gusev as head of its combined activities in St Petersburg following the consolidation of subsidiaries InterZet and Dom.ru… Read more