Virgin TV Launches Personalized Kids VOD Channel

U.K.-based Virgin Media has launched a personalized video on demand channel for children, My Virgin TV Kids, in partnership with zone·tv. My Virgin TV Kids is designed to let young viewers customize their viewing experience and programming lineup in real time. The introduction of My Virgin TV Kids is the first European launch for zone·tv […]

John Malone’s Virgin Buys Broadcaster UTV Ireland

Malone To Avoid UK Rights War With BSkyB

John Malone’s Liberty Global will avoid a battle with Rupert Murdoch’s BSkyB over expensive content like English Premier League soccer, the U.S. company said after agreeing to buy BSkyB’s biggest rival, Virgin Media. Virgin had a strong commitment to share content with Sky, Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries said on Wednesday, and he wanted to make sure Virgin had access to premium programming.

Liberty Buying Virgin Media For $16 Billion

The cash and stock deal announced late Tuesday creates a company that will provide stiffer competition in the U.K. to satellite TV provider BSkyB, in which Liberty owner John Malone’s rival Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. owns a 40% stake.

Malone Eyes Virgin In Challenge To Murdoch

John Malone’s Liberty Global has opened talks with Britain’s Virgin Media over a takeover that would increase the U.S. cable group’s dominance in Europe and step up a challenge to media mogul Rupert Murdoch.

Virgin Media Launches TiVo-Powered Web TV

U.K. cable TV operator Virgin Media is launching an on-demand TV, gaming and Web-enabled entertainment service powered by high-speed Internet, which is capable of standard-definition, HD and 3D services.