Liberty Global


Scripps linked to Chellomedia bid

Scripps Networks Interactive is reportedly among the interested suitors looking at Liberty Global’s for-sale content business, Chellomedia. Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries said – while attending an Allen & Co-organised gathering of media moguls in Sun Valley, Idaho, last week –that Chellomedia had already attracted at least eight prospective strategic buyers and eight financial bidders, […]

Virgin Media launches new-look games service

UK cable platform Virgin Media has launched a new games service that allows its subscribers to play games on the TV. The MSO, which was acquired by Liberty Global earlier this year, has teamed up with TV technology firm Two Way Media to roll out Play Games. The portal allows the 1.5 million Virgin subs […]

Virgin Media’s digital entertainment head steps down

Virgin Media’s executive director of digital entertainment, Cindy Rose, is stepping down from the company following its recent buyout by Liberty Global. Rose, who joined the company in 2009, is thought to be mulling over opportunities in the wider Liberty Global organisation, though has decided to take time off to spend with her family. “Cindy’s […]

Liberty Global moves for Germany’s KDG

Kabel Deutschland (KDG) has confirmed that it has received a counter-offer from Liberty Global following Vodafone’s bid to acquire the cable operator. KDG said it had received a “preliminary proposal” from Liberty Global, with no certainty at this stage that a transaction would result or what the termwould be. According to the UK Financial Times, […]

Liberty Global names satellite boss

Liberty Global has named Michael Lee as the new managing director of satellite TV arm UPC DTH. Lee replaces Magnus Ternsjö, who was appointed as the new CEO of UPC Ireland earlier this month after the previous holder of that post Dana Strong was named as chief operating officer of Liberty’s latest acquisition Virgin Media, […]

Vodafone confirms Kabel Deutschland takeover plan

Telecoms giant Vodafone has confirmed that it has made a preliminary approach to Kabel Deutschland “regarding a potential offer” for the company. In a statement, UK-based Vodafone said that there “is no certainty that any offer will ultimately be made, nor as to the terms on which any such offer might be made.” However, the […]

Barron out and Dana Strong in at Virgin Media

Liberty Global has appointed the managing director of UPC Ireland, Dana Strong, as the next chief operating officer of Virgin Media. Strong is due to replace current Virgin Media COO Andrew Barron, who is leaving to “pursue new opportunities,” said Liberty. She will take up the post on July 1. Mike Fries, president and CEO […]

News Brief: Neil Berkett swapping Virgin Media for Guardian Media

Neil Berkett, the outgoing boss of Virgin Media, will become chair of publishing group Guardian Media Group when his tenure at the UK cable company ends later this month. Berkett is being replaced by former News Corp. executive Tom Mockridge following Liberty Global’s takeover of UK MSO Virgin Media. Having been a non-exec director of […]

Liberty quiet on Chellomedia sale report

Liberty Global has declined to comment on a report in the Wall Street Journal that it has put its Chellomedia content business up for sale. According to the Journal, Liberty Global has put Chellomedia up for a sale in a move that could potentially lead to a deal valued at between US$800 million and US$1 […]

Liberty Global makes senior Virgin Media appointment

Liberty Global has named the managing director of UPC Netherlands, Robert Dunn, as Virgin Media’s next chief finance officer. The appointment is due to be made after Liberty completes its buyout of Virgin Media, which is due to happen by the end of the second quarter. Dunn will replace current Virgin CFO Eamonn O’Hare, who […]