Vittorio Colao

Vodafone pushes back UK TV service

Vodafone has put its plans to launch a TV service in the UK on hold, according to a report in The Telegraph newspaper. The paper cited Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao as saying that the service was ready to launch within weeks if the company felt it was necessary, but said that Vodafone now had other priorities. […]

Vodafone grows TV, trials continue in UK

Vodafone grew its TV customer base by 0.2 million in the first half of the financial year to 9.8 million, as trials continue for its new UK TV offering. Announcing its results for the six months ended September 30, 2016, Vodafone said that it has 7.8 million TV customers in Germany and has seen “encouraging […]

Vodafone confirms Liberty Global talks

Vodafone has confirmed that it is in early stage discussions with Liberty Global about a “possible exchange of selected assets”, but not a full merger. “There is no certainty that any transaction will be agreed, nor is there certainty with respect to which assets will ultimately be involved,” said Vodafone in a statement today. “Vodafone […]

Vodafone to launch UK TV services

Mobile operator Vodafone announced plans to introduce TV services and residential broadband in the UK next year. Discussing the move yesterday, Vodafone said that it would use its fixed line assets acquired through its 2012 takeover of Cable & Wireless, in a move that will see it take on the likes of UK incumbent BT […]

Vodafone seals deal for Spanish cabler ONO

Vodafone has agreed to acquire Spain’s ONO for the equivalent of €7.2 billion (US$10 billion), following last week’s meeting of the cable operator’s shareholders to weigh the relative attractions of the UK mobile operator’s offer and a public flotation. Vodafone said it expects to achieve €2 billion in cost and capital expenditure synergies from the […]

Vodafone agrees €7.7bn Kabel Deutschland deal

Vodafone has agreed to buy German cable TV provider Kabel Deutschland in a €7.7 billion (US$10.1 billion) deal. The deal will establish the UK-based mobile operator as a leading triple-play cable provider in Germany – offering TV, broadband, mobile and fixed-line phone services. Vodafone is due to pay €87 per share, an increase of 37% […]