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Bank upgrades Liberty Global

Equity analysts at investment bank Berenberg have upgraded their opinion on media giant Liberty Global. Analyst Carl Murdock-Smith at the bank cited the bank’s rating on Liberty Global shares to ‘Buy’ from ‘Hold’ although kept the target price for Liberty’s stock at $30. Murdock-Smith noted that Liberty enjoys several catalysts, as well as a “consistent […]

June 8, 2022

Data: Call of Duty sets record broadband spike

Virgin Media O2 has seen its biggest gaming traffic spike on record, following the release of Call of Duty: Warzone Season 3 and Modern Warfare updates on April 27th. During the evening peak period between 8-10pm, traffic was up 11.9 per cent on average and up 23.8 per cent on the previous week, as gamers […]

April 29, 2022

Ofcom: Virgin tops pay-TV complaints; Sky fewest

Ofcom has published the latest league tables reflecting complaints it receives about the UK’s major home phone, broadband, mobile and pay-TV firms. The quarterly report reveals the number of complaints made to Ofcom between October and December last year.Complaints figures overall decreased slightly over this period and remain at all-time low levels. Nearly all providers […]

April 27, 2022

Virgin Media unveils Stream

Virgin Media O2 has unveiled its latest streaming TV proposition branded Stream – which will be available from April 27th. The small device allows Virgin Media customers to watch a range of streaming services – including Netflix, Sky Sports, Prime Video, Disney+ (available on Virgin TV for the first time), BT Sport, BritBox, Starzplay and […]

April 26, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Virgin Media O2 launches Volt campaign

Virgin Media O2 has launched a multi-million pound integrated brand campaign to drive awareness for its joint proposition, Volt. Running throughout the UK for the next five weeks across multiple touchpoints, the campaign aims to demonstrate how Virgin Media and O2 are ‘Better, connected’ by giving customers more and supercharging the nation’s connectivity. ‘Volt,’ the […]

April 8, 2022

BritBox UK launches on Virgin TV

BritBox UK and Virgin Media O2 have announced that Virgin TV customers can now access the BritBox app directly through their latest set top boxes. Virgin TV homes will now be able to access the best of British entertainment including the likes of Broadchurch, Downton Abbey, Vera, Only Fools and Horses and Love Island. BritBox […]

March 17, 2022

Survey: Brits keen to stick with Zoom parties

As the government declares its intention to remove all remaining Covid-19 restrictions in England, data reveals that Brits significantly increased their use of livestreaming and video calling apps to share important life events – or ‘milestone moments’ – during the countrywide lockdowns, and intend to keep doing so even now that restrictions are coming to […]

February 23, 2022

Virgin Galactic boss steps down

Chamath Palihapitiya, chairman and a member of Virgin Galactic’s board, Is stepping down. He says he wants “to focus on other public company board commitments.” His departure is immediate, says a company statement. As part of the announcement, the Board appointed director Evan Lovell as Interim Chairman until a new chair is in place. Lovell […]

February 21, 2022By Chris Forrester

Liberty Global “in great shape”

Liberty Global has announced its Q4 2021 financial results, saying it achieved all 2021 guidance targets including increased Adjusted Free Cash Flow. CEO, Mike Fries, stated: “Our fourth quarter and full year results demonstrated continued commercial momentum across our FMC champions. Operationally, we delivered 306,000 aggregate broadband and postpaid mobile subscribers during Q4 and over […]

February 18, 2022

Uswitch: “Virgin Mobile, O2 dual price rise absurd”

Virgin Media O2 has announced its annual price increase for its broadband, mobile, TV and landline customers. Millions of customers will soon see their Virgin Media bill rise by as much as £4.70 per month which is one the biggest hikes in years. That increase could add as much as £56 to a yearly broadband […]

February 17, 2022