Virgin Media’s new owner John Malone today pulled off a coup by recruiting a boss who used to work for his arch-rival Rupert Murdoch in a sign that the war between Britain’s pay-TV and telecom providers is hotting up.
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Sky is to become the UK's second-largest broadband provider after agreeing a deal today to buy rival O2's half a million customer accounts. The satellite broadcaster, which has built a business with 4.2 million broadband customers since 2006, will pay O2 owner Telefonica £180 million for the O2 and BE consumer broadband and home phone businesses. The deal is due to complete...
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Competition regulator had overturned an Ofcom decision which forced BSkyB to cut the amount it charges rival TV servicesBT has won the right to take a ruling by the competition regulator that stopped BSkyB being forced to offer Sky Sports 1 and 2 to rival TV services at a discount of up to 23% to the court of appeal.Last summer, the Competition Appeal Tribunal handed down a...
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IT'S a sky-high battle that never seems to end, with both Qantas and Virgin claiming they're the most punctual airline in the country.
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Virgin Active is meeting a string of banks in South Africa, its most profitable market, this week fuelling speculation over a potential stock market flotation.
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O2 and BE customers will soon be transferred on to a Sky service, but past transfer fiascos loom largeHome phone and broadband customers of both O2 and BE, who have officially became customers of Sky, are facing a nervous wait to see what this means in the long term for the service they receive and how much they pay.Sky announced in March that it had bought O2's home phone...
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RICHARD Branson's Virgin Group is looking to break into the $65 billion Australian healthcare sector.
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Virgin America landed at the top of the latest Consumer Reports ratings of airlines in its first appearance on the list, receiving some of the highest customer satisfaction scores any airline has in years.
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Deal makes Sky Britain's's second biggest broadband provider, adding 500,000 subscribers to its 4.2 million baseBSkyB is to buy O2 owner Telefónica UK's broadband business in a £200m deal, leapfrogging Virgin Media to become second in the UK broadband market behind BT.As a result of the deal announced on Friday, Sky's broadband subscriber base, which was 4.2 million at the...
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Virgin Media's incoming chief executive has ruled out bidding against Sky for football rights, saying the cable group's US owner John Malone and his longtime rival Rupert Murdoch do not wake up in the morning wanting to "throttle" each other. Tom Mockridge, who spent 22 years working for Murdoch, most recently as News International's chief executive, is to join Virgin Media...
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