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|Type||Public (NASDAQ: LBTYA, NASDAQ: LBTYB, NASDAQ: LBTYK)
|Headquarters||Meridian, Colorado, USA|
|Key people||John C. Malone - Chairman of the Board
Michael Fries - President and CEO
|Products||Broadband internet, cable television, telephony, mobile, direct broadcast satellite|
|Revenue||US$ 10.1 billion (Annualised 2012)|
|Employees||21,000 (September 30, 2012)|
Liberty Global, Inc. is an American telecommunications and television company. It was formed in 2005 by the merger of the international arm of Liberty Media and UGC (UnitedGlobalCom), and is one of the largest broadband providers outside of the United States.
As of September 30, 2012, it had an annual revenue of $10.1 billion, 21,000 employees in 13 countries, including 11 in Europe. Its cable services pass 33.7 million homes, with 19.6 million customers or 33.1 million RGUs (video, internet, and voice subscribers)
On February 5, 2013, Liberty Global announced they would buy British cable group Virgin Media for $23.3 billion. On 15 April, EU regulatory approval for the deal was granted, the final hurdle in the acquisition.
television (cable & satellite), internet, telephony, mobile
It serves 11 countries in Europe, and is the largest cable operator in Poland, Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary and Czech Republic. On February 5, 2013 it was announced that Liberty Global was to buy Virgin Media, which would make it the largest broadband company in the world, and retaining its position as the UK's largest cable operator.
- UPC Austria
- UPC Czech Republic
- UPC Hungary
- UPC Ireland
- UPC Netherlands
- UPC Polska (Poland)
- UPC Romania
- UPC Slovakia
- UPC Cablecom (Switzerland)
- Unitymedia Kabel BW (Germany)
- Telenet (Belgium) (58% ownership)
- UPC DTH
- UPC Direct (Hungary)
- freeSAT (Czech Republic and Slovakia)
- Focus Sat (Romania)
- Chellomedia - TV channels, on-demand services, distribution, web and iTV content
- Chello Zone (International)
- Chello Benelux (Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg)
- Chello Central Europe (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia)
- Chello Latin America (South America, Portugal, Mozambique)
- Chello Multicanal (Spain and Portugal)
- Chello DMC
Liberty Global's operations in the Americas consists of Liberty Puerto Rico, a provider of pay TV, internet, and telephone services in Puerto Rico and VTR, a Chilean cable provider of television, telephone, mobile and internet services.
Through Chellomedia it has a 50% stake in MGM Networks in the USA.
- U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (2010). "Form 10-K". Washington, D.C.: United States of America. Retrieved 2011-05-24.
- "About Us". Liberty Global. Retrieved 2013-02-05.
- "Liberty Global to Acquire Virgin Media" (PDF) (Press release). Liberty Global. February 5, 2013. Retrieved February 6, 2013.
- "Liberty Global to Acquire Virgin Media for $23 Billion". CNBC News. February 5, 2013. Retrieved February 6, 2013.
- Foo Yun Chee (15 April 2013). "Liberty Global's $15.8 billion Virgin Media deal cleared in EU". Reuters.
- Reuters (14 January 2013). "Liberty Global raises stake in Telenet to 58 percent". Reuters.
- "Liberty Global to buy Virgin Media for $23.3bn". BBC News. February 6, 2013. Retrieved February 6, 2013.