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Old 04-04-2017, 23:15   #181
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Re: John Malone/Liberty/VM General News Thread

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Perhaps the Liberty/GS loan could be related to Vofafone instead?
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Re: John Malone/Liberty/VM General News Thread

TalkTalk and BT named the worst of all broadband providers

Talktalk scored 38% with BT getting 45%

Sky (48%) and EE (49%)

The best providers

Zen Internet 86% Utility Warehouse (81%), John Lewis Broadband (68%)

Virgin scored (52%) just ahead of Vodafone (50%) and the Post Office (48%)

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Re: John Malone/Liberty/VM General News Thread

Users are reporting Broadband and TV issues in; London, Nottingham, Bristol, Leeds and Manchester
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The company denied the issues were nationwide after viewers complained of TV and broadband faults

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news...plain-10411514
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Re: John Malone/Liberty/VM General News Thread

Have VM realised the last price rise late last year was one too many for a lot of customers hence no rise so far this year? for the past few years they were doing 2 increases a year
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Have VM realised the last price rise late last year was one too many for a lot of customers hence no rise so far this year? for the past few years they were doing 2 increases a year
Tom Mockridge admitted they got it wrong with the second price rise last year. My guess is September or November.

There's speculation that Sky are changing their Sports bundle and pricing in the Autumn. Usually Sky raise prices in June, but this year they haven't so it could be August or September to coincide with the new football season. There could be a benefit to Virgin of marrying up their price increase to coincide with that so customers have fewer, albeit larger, price rises throughout the year.
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Tom Mockridge admitted they got it wrong with the second price rise last year. My guess is September or November.

There's speculation that Sky are changing their Sports bundle and pricing in the Autumn. Usually Sky raise prices in June, but this year they haven't so it could be August or September to coincide with the new football season. There could be a benefit to Virgin of marrying up their price increase to coincide with that so customers have fewer, albeit larger, price rises throughout the year.
Not just VM, Sky and BT are suffering too as consumers become more price conscious.
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Concerns are now rising among industry observers that the defensive nature of the telecoms sector could be under threat, with consumers more willing to resist price rises than in recent years.
https://www.ft.com/content/3eba27e2-...6-896b95f30f58
Free access: Google Consumers shun UK telecoms groups over higher prices
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Not just VM, Sky and BT are suffering too as consumers become more price conscious.

https://www.ft.com/content/3eba27e2-...6-896b95f30f58
Free access: Google Consumers shun UK telecoms groups over higher prices
The tide is turning with inflation now outstripping wage growth.
Maybe it's a good time to launch project Prosecco.
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Re: John Malone/Liberty/VM General News Thread

Drone Racing League announced today the close of a Series B investment round of more than $20 million, led by U.K. satellite provider Sky, Liberty Media and Lux Capital.

http://variety.com/2017/digital/news...we-1202462343/
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Re: John Malone/Liberty/VM General News Thread

Will Liberty Global make a bid for ITV?.

http://in.reuters.com/article/us-itv...-idINKBN1AB192
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Will Liberty Global make a bid for ITV?.

http://in.reuters.com/article/us-itv...-idINKBN1AB192
Another UK terrestrial broadcaster potentially under American ownership.
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Another UK terrestrial broadcaster potentially under American ownership.
Sadly there ain't much done or owned in Britain anymore MM that is British.
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Will Liberty Global make a bid for ITV?.

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Re: John Malone/Liberty/VM General News Thread

Virgin Media mulls ditching 1 in 3 UK facilities.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/0..._office_space/

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Under the plans, 45 locations have been earmarked for closure, including offices in Chelmsford, Ashford, Camden, Swansea, Slough, Tunbridge Wells, Bristol, Derby, Londonderry, and Dundee
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No big deal, these are mainly technical sites ( I.e. a Headend ) that may have a some office space too. They're just closing the office bits. If it's a technical site it will still remain as such.

Most of these sites have poor facilities.

It's generally a good thing, but it may inconvenience some.
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