Neil Berkett


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 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 […]

Virgin Media hires ex-News Corp boss Tom Mockridge

Former News International CEO Tom Mockridge is set to take the CEO role at Virgin Media, replacing current boss Neil Berkett after the closing of Liberty Global’s buyout of the business. Mockridge, who spent more than two decades at News Corp before stepping down from its newspaper arm in December, will report to Liberty Global […]

Virgin Media’s TiVo customers reach 1.5 million

Virgin Media said that TiVo users now account for 40% of its TV customers after adding 171,900 people using the DVR service in the first quarter of 2013. Announcing its quarterly figures, Virgin said that TiVo customers now number 1.5 million, with the increase helping to boost the firm’s revenue and earnings. “We had a […]