Paramount+ Coming to Virgin Media in U.K. Under Multi-Year Carriage Deal
Paramount Global and British cable giant Virgin Media on Wednesday unveiled a new multi-year distribution agreement, extending their existing partnership across Paramount’s streaming services and linear channels in the U.K. “The renewed partnership will see Paramount+, the global subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service, debut on Virgin TV in 2023.” Paramount+ original series include the likes of […]
“Watershed Moment” as U.K. Approves $44B Virgin Media, O2 Merger
Britain’s Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) has given its final approval of the planned 50:50 joint venture, to be created in a merger valued at (31.4 billion pounds) $44 billion, between Liberty Global’s cable operator Virgin Media and Telefonica’s mobile firm O2. The CMA cleared the transaction without remedies Thursday. That means that “all regulatory […]
Liberty Global CEO Michael Fries’ 2020 Pay Falls to $44.9 Million
The head of John Malone's international cable giant, which owns Virgin Media, earned $123.2 million in 2019, mostly from stock awards.
Liberty Global’s U.K. Cable Giant Virgin Media to Integrate Amazon Prime Video
Liberty Global, John Malone's international cable and broadband company, has struck a multi-year deal to make Amazon Prime Video available to subscribers of U.K. cable giant Virgin Media.
ITV, Liberty Global’s Virgin Media Strike New U.K. Carriage Deal
ITV argued it should be paid U.S.-style retransmission fees for its flagship network, while the cable giant balked at that demand.
U.K.’s Digital Economy Act Becomes Law: What It Means for BBC, ITV and Beyond
From debate about retrans fees and increased sentencing options for copyright infringements online to anti-pornography measures and making the U.K. the "most digital nation."
Virgin Media Takes Bravo’s ‘Imposters’ for U.K.
"We’re building a strong and diverse collection of exclusives, breaking shows into the U.K. for the first time," says David Bouchier, the British cable giant's chief entertainment officer.
Britain’s Royal Television Society Names Tom Mockridge Chair
The Virgin Media CEO says he will work with new vice chair and ITV top exec Simon Pitts and the organization's board to support "the growth of U.K. television, at home and internationally."
U.K. Cable Giant Virgin Media Pushes for Probe of Soccer TV Rights Deals
The company, part of John Malone's Liberty Global, says the costs have risen too much
Analysts Chime in on Netflix-Virgin Media Pay TV Deal
TV distributors increasingly see the streaming video service as "another network and less as competition," says one observer.
U.K. Cable Giant Virgin Media to Integrate Netflix Service in Industry First
The deal will bring the streaming service onto a pay TV platform for the first time and could open the door for similar arrangements with other operators.
U.K. Ad Watchdog Rejects Complaints About Virgin Media TV Spot
The commercial by the cable giant, owned by John Malone's Liberty Global, starred former "Doctor Who" David Tennant and sprinter Usain Bolt.