EC puts Ziggo probe on hold


The European Commission has paused its review of Liberty Global’s acquisition of Dutch cabler Ziggo after “new facts” came to light, according to the EC.… Read more

Liberty Global reportedly ready to sacrifice Film 1 to seal Ziggo deal


Liberty Global has reportedly offered to sell its Film 1 premium channel and open its network to OTT providers to win approval for its acquisition… Read more

Ziggo CTO Paul Hendriks to step down

Paul Hendriks

Ziggo’s chief technology officer Paul Hendriks is due to step down on September 1, after six years at the firm. Announcing the departure in its… Read more

Ziggo recommends Liberty Global offer, Coopmans to be new CEO

UPC Netherlands CEO Baptiest Coopmans

The board of Dutch cable leader Ziggo has recommended a €35.74 per share offer by Liberty Global to acquire the 71.5% of the company that… Read more

Europe rejects Dutch regulation request over Liberty-Ziggo deal

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The European Commission has rejected a request by the Dutch competition authority (ACM) to review Liberty Global’s planned takeover of local cable operator Ziggo.  In… Read more

Ziggo enlists Ooyala and Basefarm for refreshed website

Dutch cable operator Ziggo is partnering with Ooyala and Basefarm, which will power multiscreen video content on its refreshed consumer website Ziggo.nl.  Multi-screen video streaming… Read more

Cloud-based DVR remains challenging in Europe, say operators

Stofa chief technology officer, Thomas Helbo.

Cloud-based DVR services remain problematic for operators due to restrictions on the use of content rights, according to a panel of cable executives and technologists… Read more

European Commission launches ‘in-depth’ Liberty-Ziggo investigation

Ziggo Dome

The European Commission has opened an “in-depth investigation” into Liberty Global’s planned buyout of Ziggo after voicing concerns that the deal “may reduce competition” in… Read more

Liberty adds 250,000 Horizon and TiVo customers

Liberty Global's Horizon

Liberty Global added more than 250,000 next-generation Horizon TV and TiVo customers in Q1, in what CEO Mike Fries described as an “excellent start” to… Read more

Ziggo takes pay TV hit

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Dutch cable operator Ziggo reported a 4.3% year-on-year decline in pay TV revenue in the first quarter of 2014 after a 16,000 quarterly dip in… Read more