Sony Pictures Television buys Film1 from Liberty

Kate Marsh

Sony Pictures Television Networks (SPT) has agreed to buy Dutch channel group Film1 from Liberty Global.  Under the deal, SPT will fully own and operate… Read more

Dutch TV market growth driven by IPTV

Ziggo and UPC have a combined market share of 54%

The Dutch TV market added 20,000 net additions during the fourth quarter of 2014, driven by mainly by growth in IPTV delivered via DSL or… Read more

UPC Netherlands launches Horizon Extra Mediabox

UPC Netherlands

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Netherlands has launched a multiroom addition to its Horizon advanced TV service, Horizon Extra Mediabox. The service allows viewers to… Read more

Liberty Global reorganising European business to improve credit appeal

Charlie Bracken

Liberty Global is to reorganise its European businesses, merging UPC Ireland with Virgin Media and UPC Netherlands with Ziggo to create a simpler debt structure.… Read more

Warburg Pincus hires Ziggo and Sky exec Sukawaty

Andrew Sukawaty

Private equity group Warburg Pincus has hired former Ziggo chairman and current Inmarsat executive chairman Andrew Sukawaty as an ‘executive-in-residence’ to help it identify new… Read more

Liberty takes 98.4% of Ziggo shares, plans to delist business next month

Ziggo and UPC have a combined market share of 54%

Liberty Global now holds 98.4% of all Ziggo shares, and has said that the Dutch cable operator’s last day of trading on the on Euronext… Read more

Liberty moves to delist Ziggo after gaining 95% of shares

Ziggo and UPC have a combined market share of 54%

Liberty Global has secured control of 95.6% of Dutch operator Ziggo’s shares and is initiating a statutory “squeeze-out” to take 100% control.  Liberty said its… Read more

Liberty Global forecasts big benefits from Ziggo acquisition

Liberty Global CEO, Mike Fries.

Liberty Global could realise greater synergies than previously forecast from its acquisition of leading Dutch cable operator Ziggo, according to president and CEO Mike Fries. … Read more

Liberty confirms completion of Ziggo takeover

Ziggo Dome

Liberty Global has completed its tender offer for Dutch cable operator Ziggo and will own 100% of the firm’s outstanding shares, Liberty confirmed yesterday.  Announcing… Read more

Ziggo suffers digital pay TV declines

Ziggo and UPC have a combined market share of 54%

Ziggo’s digital pay TV revenues were down 1.4% in Q3 due to a decline in subscribers, the Dutch cable operator announced in its latest earnings… Read more