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Old 06-02-2019, 12:44   #286
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Re: John Malone/Liberty/VM General News Thread

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Virgin Media Reports Q4 2018 Results.

https://www.libertyglobal.com/wp-con...018-Report.pdf
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Virgin Media Reports Q4 2018 Results.

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Re: John Malone/Liberty/VM General News Thread

Virgin Media Ponders Opening Up UK Network to Rival ISPs.

https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.ph...ival-isps.html

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According to The Telegraph, Liberty Global is now conducting a review that will consider, among other things, whether one way to counter this is to rent out access to ISPs like Sky Broadband. Officially the operator will not comment on the report and a spokesperson merely said, “We have the best broadband network in the UK and everyone knows it.”
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Virgin Media Ponders Opening Up UK Network to Rival ISPs.

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Not sure about that. I certainly haven’t heard anything.
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Not sure about that. I certainly haven’t heard anything.
Only time will tell if there is any substance to these rumours.
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Re: John Malone/Liberty/VM General News Thread

I can see the chain of events now...

VM wholesale's access to its competitors
LG earn a tidy sum from it all
VM's accounts look nice and rosy as a result of increased income
LG sells VM to Vodafone at an increased valuation
LG rake it in from the sale
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I can see the chain of events now...

VM wholesale's access to its competitors
LG earn a tidy sum from it all
VM's accounts look nice and rosy as a result of increased income
LG sells VM to Vodafone at an increased valuation
LG rake it in from the sale
VF won't spend the £15bn+ necessary in one market to buy VM. They couldn't justify it to their shareholders, more likely they would use that money to fund Cityfibre even further. Though that doesn't rule out wholesale access to VM's network either.
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Surprise rival to VM and BT:

https://www.express.co.uk/life-style...fer-price-deal

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Virgin Media Ponders Opening Up UK Network to Rival ISPs.

https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.ph...ival-isps.html
I suppose they'll have to weigh up the fact that it looks good to their regulator and will boost their income against the fact that it will help their competitors (including Sky) and remove a USP:

https://www.express.co.uk/life-style...e-update-speed

If they do this though, maybe VM will again* tie it in with access to the missing Sky channels from their TV service, namely Sky Atlantic.

* In the past they negotiated the supply of many missing channels in return for selling their own channels to Sky.
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Re: John Malone/Liberty/VM General News Thread

This rumour comes about every couple of years and usually leads to nothing.

Still, business is business and I can see a business case for it. I just don't see what's in it for the competition when they're already investing in their own networks and *DSL is starting to seriously catch up.
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Re: John Malone/Liberty/VM General News Thread

VM may open up their network, if, as I expect, Liberty eventually sell off VM to Vodafone, Comcast or whoever.

But as said, the story comes around every few years and nothing comes of it. Having their own network gives VM a major advantage over Sky and other competitors and I doubt they will relinquish that advantage any time soon.
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VM may open up their network, if, as I expect, Liberty eventually sell off VM to Vodafone, Comcast or whoever.
It will NOT be Comcast as they own Sky.
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VM may open up their network, if, as I expect, Liberty eventually sell off VM to Vodafone, Comcast or whoever.

But as said, the story comes around every few years and nothing comes of it. Having their own network gives VM a major advantage over Sky and other competitors and I doubt they will relinquish that advantage any time soon.
That has been the rumour for several years, but I see no indications that VM will be sold to Vodafone.
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Re: John Malone/Liberty/VM General News Thread

Malone is getting old and wants to sell. LG is too small on its own now, so either Malone links all his various assets up, or he sells.

I see the cable cos sold off by LG to Vodafone (which gets cleared soon by the European Commission) as the warm up act to come.

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Why not?

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