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 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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.