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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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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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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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Re: John Malone/Liberty/VM General News Thread

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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Old 27-07-2018, 20:02   #281
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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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