21 Facts About Liberty Global


Liberty Global plc is a British-Dutch-American multinational telecommunications company with headquarters in London, Amsterdam and Denver.

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Liberty Global Inc was founded in 2005 when Liberty Media International, Inc and UnitedGlobalCom, Inc merged.

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Liberty Global acquired German company Unitymedia in November 2009 for $5.

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In 2010, Liberty Global sold its stake in Jupiter Telecommunications, a Japanese telecommunications-services provider.

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In June 2013, Liberty Global acquired British cable group Virgin Media for $24 billion in cash and stock.

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Liberty Global announced it would be acquiring Dutch cable company Ziggo for €10 billion in January 2014.

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Liberty Global was ranked 88th on the Forbes "World's Most Innovative Companies" list in 2016.

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In December 2018, Liberty Global announced the sale of its DTH satellite TV operations in Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania to M7 Group.

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In 2019, Liberty Global announced an initiative to offer broadband with speeds of 1 Gbps across several European cities through the company's GigaCities program.

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In September 2021, Liberty Global announce the sale of its Polish operations to Iliad Group's subsidiary Play for $1.

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In June 2015, Vodafone confirmed talks with Liberty Global focused on potential partnerships, but denied that a full merger was in the works.

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Liberty Global invested in Guavus, a data analytics company, in September 2015.

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In October 2017, Liberty Global opened the Telenet Innovation Center in Brussels, its second innovation hub alongside the Tech Campus near Amsterdam.

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Liberty Global offers Netflix in 30 countries in Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean and other video-on-demand platforms as MaxDome in Germany, Play and Play More in Belgium, and MyPrime in Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ireland, Switzerland and the Netherlands.

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In 2017, Liberty Global partnered with affiliate Lionsgate and subsidiary premium channel Starz on a television series, The Rook.

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In February 2018, Liberty Global announced a partnership with Amazon Prime Video on the television series called The Feed, premiering in 2019.

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Liberty Global launched Horizon TV, a box to stream to televisions, in 2012.

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Liberty Global partnered with ActiveVideo in 2013 to include ActiveVideo's CloudTV on the Horizon boxes.

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In September 2018, Liberty Global announced the next-generation video platform Horizon 4.

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Part of Liberty Global is separately listed as LiLAC, operating in over 20 countries under the consumer brands VTR, FLOW, Cabletica, Liberty, Mas Movil and BTC, as well as having a sub-sea fiber network.

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Liberty Global serves six countries in Europe and is among the largest cable operators in Belgium, Ireland, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

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