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Vodafone kicks tires on Liberty Global buy, sees stock drop 5%

British telecommunications conglomerate Vodafone is considering the purchase of European pay-TV company Liberty Global as it looks to counter consolidation in the U.K. telecom market.

Liberty Global effectively splits company with introduction of Latin America tracking stock

Liberty Global said it will introduce a new tracking stock for its Latin American operations, splitting trading of its European cable operations and Latin American and Caribbean media businesses.

Starz meets with Murdoch, Fox to discuss possible acquisition

Representatives for Starz met in Los Angeles Tuesday with 21st Century Fox, discussing the possibility of having the conglomerate buy the premium cable programming service.

Liberty Global's Fries: 'Netflix taught all of us a great lesson'

Fresh off the launch of Liberty Global's own SVOD service in Switzerland, MyPrime, company president and CEO Mike Fries paid tribute to the competitor he says has taught cable operators everywhere "a great lesson."

SCTE taps Liberty Global's Nair to chair 2015 Cable-Tec Expo

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers has selected Liberty Global EVP and CTO Balan Nair to chair the 2015 Cable-Tec Expo, set for Oct. 13-16 of next year in New Orleans.

Comcast and Liberty Global sign global Wi-Fi sharing deal

Determined to expand the global reach of their respective Wi-Fi networks to, among other things, better enable the effectiveness of TV Everywhere, Comcast and Liberty Global have forged an agreement that will let their subscribers access each other's Wi-Fi networks.

SCTE launches international training arm, adds Liberty Global to Corporate Alliance Program

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers has announced the launch of a new international training body, the International Society of Broadband Experts. The trade group also added Liberty Global as a member of its Corporate Alliance Program.

UPC Hungary launches cloud-based app on TVs

Liberty Global's UPC Hungary is deploying a cloud-based delivery system from ActiveVideo Networks that will deliver YouTube and a range of other apps to legacy set-tops. UPC is offering customers access to more than 20 apps including YouTube, Google Maps, Picasa and Flickr as well as a slew of games via the company's legacy set-top boxes.

BSkyB in talks with 21st Century Fox for German, Italian pay-TV assets

British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC is negotiating with 21st Century Fox Inc. to acquire the company's pay-TV assets in Germany and Italy. The move is an effort to bulk up BskyB's European stronghold in the midst of major entertainment holding changes on the continent.

Liberty Media spinning cable businesses into new Liberty Broadband unit

Liberty Media will spin off its cable business holdings, including its 26 percent stake in Charter Communications, a minority investment in Time Warner Cable and a mobile subsidiary TruePosition into a new company called Liberty Broadband.