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  • Liberty Global’s $15.8B Acquisition Of Virgin Media Is Sailing Through EU Antitrust Court

    Liberty Global’s $15.8B Acquisition Of Virgin Media Is Sailing Through EU Antitrust Court

    Reuters has reported, and TechCrunch has now confirmed with an independent source close to the situation, that the European Union’s competition commission is approving the deal for Liberty Global to buy UK’s Virgin Media for $15.75 billion, first announced in February when it was calculated to be worth up to $23.3 billion with debt factored in. As we understand it, there will be… Read More

  • Cable Tie-Up: Liberty Global Strikes $23.3BN Stock & Cash Deal For U.K.’s Virgin Media

    Cable Tie-Up: Liberty Global Strikes $23.3BN Stock & Cash Deal For U.K.’s Virgin Media

    International cable company Liberty Global has struck a deal to acquire U.K. cable, broadband and mobile telephony company Virgin Media. Liberty’s approach was confirmed yesterday by Virgin Media but the pair have now put out a joint release confirming the acquisition and its terms. The stock and cash merger puts an approximate value of $23.3 billion on the deal. Read More

  • Virgin's iPad-Only Project Hits The App Store; $2.99 Per Issue, iOS 4.2 Required

    Virgin's iPad-Only Project Hits The App Store; $2.99 Per Issue, iOS 4.2 Required

    As expected, Virgin’s new iPad-only magazine Project has hit the App Store. Most had been anticipating it at some point later today, but it actually went live in the U.S. store right around midnight PT. We’ve just managed to snag a copy after a pretty lengthy download (these magazine makers really need to get these file sizes under control). We’ll do a more thorough… Read More

  • Sky to acquire VMtv from Virgin Media for up to £160 million in cash

    Sky to acquire VMtv from Virgin Media for up to £160 million in cash

    British Sky Broadcasting (aka Sky) has agreed to acquire Virgin Media’s VMtv, the companies jointly announced this morning. Sky will buy VMtv for a total consideration of up to £160 million in cash, with £105 million paid on completion and the remainder paid following the regulatory process. The acquisition is to expand Sky’s portfolio of basic pay TV channels and eliminate… Read More

  • Virgin Media adopts ipadio in the field

    Virgin Media adopts ipadio in the field

    [UK] Ipadio has secured its first blue chip customer – the UK’s Virgin Media. The quad-play provider (broadband, TV, phone and mobile) will utilise ipadio’s phonecasting service to improve the communication amongst its field workers who install and maintain the company’s products used by almost 10 million customers. Ipadio offers similar functionality to AudioBoo but… Read More

  • Virgin to trial 200 Mbps service – in ENGLAND

    Virgin to trial 200 Mbps service – in ENGLAND

    Hey, you could use fast Internet, right? Like 200 Mbps speeds, right? Like fast fast fast. Like so fast you could cough between saying “lightning” and “fast” and during that cough you could download like all kinds of porn. Well, Virgin Media is offering 200 Mbps service in Ashford in Kent, a tiny town in Southeast England. Read More