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Old 26-06-2018, 09:43   #271
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Re: John Malone/Liberty/VM General News Thread

Maybe increase in speeds coming now? EE will be offering upto 300mbs connections now.

https://twitter.com/tomwarren/status...29758885269510
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Re: John Malone/Liberty/VM General News Thread

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Maybe increase in speeds coming now? EE will be offering upto 300mbs connections now.

https://twitter.com/tomwarren/status...29758885269510
only in G.Fast enabled areas.
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Re: John Malone/Liberty/VM General News Thread

What will be interesting is how they advertise the speeds once uptake increases. Only around half of the UK population lives within range of a cabinet that could serve just under 160Mbps potentially so advertising may reflect this in a big way. What is advertised as "average 300Mbps" may well end up around 120-150Mps in 6 months.
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Lutz Schüler, currently CEO of German cable operator Unitymedia, will become Chief Operating Officer of Virgin Media from September 10, 2018.

https://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2018...om-unitymedia/
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He looks German too, in a 80's Hasselhoff type way.
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Re: John Malone/Liberty/VM General News Thread

A couple of titbits of news about John Malone:

Malone will retire from the board of Lionsgate in the Autumn. He will retain his share in Lionsgate.

https://www.bloombergquint.com/onweb...ons-gate-board

Malone increases his shareholding of Discovery last month, a few hours before the AT&T/Time Warner merger was cleared:

https://www.barrons.com/articles/dis...ock-1529494200

With all the media mergers and those to come, I say join the dots on this...
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Re: John Malone/Liberty/VM General News Thread

One last titbit of news I've picked up on, regards one of Murdoch's companies called Endemol Shine. This is the Anglo/Dutch "indy" responsible for stuff such as Big Brother, Masterchef, Merlin and Peaky Blinders.

With Disney now likely to win the battle for Fox, Disney is not interested in Shine, especially as Fox only own 50% of it. The other half is owned by a venture capital fund, thus Fox is selling it.

Malone is interested in buying Shine according to various sources including Hollywood Reporter. Remember that Malone already owns the UK's largest other "indy" All3media. By owning Shine too, Malone would control a vast range of British tv. He still has that 10% of ITV and now owns the Irish version of ITV too.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ne...rdroom-1127466
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He still has that 10% of ITV and now owns the Irish version of ITV too.]
As a matter of fact they soon to rebrand TV3 to Virgin TV. I wonder if they are planning to buy the reminder of ITV and do the same.
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Re: John Malone/Liberty/VM General News Thread

Malone retires from the Charter Board, just days after he retires from the Lionsgate Board.

It maybe his advancing years and he simply wants to slow down now, but this could be a "signal" that the long expected (at least by me) consolidation of his various assets, maybe about to happen.

https://advanced-television.com/2018...ctor-emeritus/
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Does anyone know the actual percentage of Discovery that Malone now owns, after increasing his shareholding at the end of 2017 and last month?
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Virgin Media momentum fuels LG Q3.

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The continued operating and financial momentum at Virgin Media helped fuel international TV and broadband company Liberty Global’s Q3 results, according to CEO Mike Fries. The quarter saw record Q3 RGU additions at Virgin Media, driven by 104,000 net adds in the UK.
https://advanced-television.com/2018...m-fuels-lg-q3/

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EE and Virgin Media fined £13.3m for overcharging their customers.

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Virgin Media and EE have been fined a combined £13.3m by the regulator Ofcom for overcharging nearly 500,000 phone and broadband customers who wanted to leave their contracts early.
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Virgin Media tops Ofcom pay TV complaints

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Virgin Media generated the highest number of complaints about pay TV to Ofcom in Q3 of last year, according to the media and telecom regulator’s latest analysis of complaints received.

The Liberty Global-owned cable operator generated 19 complaints per 100,000 subscribers, mostly related to contract issues, followed by complaints handling and billing, pricing and charge issues.

BT came second among the top four providers, with 15 complaints per 100,000, with TalkTalk generating eight complaints per 100,000 subscribers.

Sky was the least-complained about pay TV service provider in the quarter, generating only one complaint per 100,000 subscribers. The pay TV industry average was seven complaints per 100,000 subscribers.

In fixed broadband Virgin Media did somewhat better, generating 13 complaints per 100,000, placing it below the industry average of 15.
https://www.digitaltveurope.com/2019...tv-complaints/
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Virgin Media tests 8Gbps broadband - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47130989

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Currently only eight households, in the village of Papworth, are involved in the trial but Virgin Media hopes to extend this to 50 over time.

The technology it uses, ethernet passive optical network, offers the same speeds for downloads and uploads.

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