Saturday, 24 February 2018

EU probes Liberty's Ziggo acquisition

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Thursday 08 May 14

Brussels concerned about deal's impact on content rights, retail broadband competition; verdict due in September.

The European Commission on Thursday launched an in-depth probe into Liberty Global's acquisition of Dutch cableco Ziggo on concerns over the deal's impact on competition. Specifically, regulators claim there is a risk that the merger of Liberty's Netherlands arm UPC with local rival Ziggo will significantly improve its negotiating position with content and TV channel owners…

The European Commission on Thursday launched an in-depth probe into Liberty Global's acquisition of Dutch cableco Ziggo on concerns over the deal's impact on competition. Specifically, regulators claim there is a risk that the merger of Liberty's Netherlands arm UPC with local rival Ziggo will significantly improve its negotiating position with content and TV channel owners…

TT PREMIUM CONTENT

If you are a subscriber login here


To access premium content you need to upgrade your account. To find out more click here

Since you're here...

...the Telecoms industry is characterised by constant change and evolution. That's why it's crucial for telecoms professionals to keep up-to-date with what is happening. Join 35,000+ of your peers and sign up to our free newsletter service today, to be in the know about what is going on. PLUS, as a member you can submit your own press releases!

See all membership options

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.

Newsletter signup

Quickly get on board and up to date with the telecoms industry