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Friday 30 October 2009
More viewers than ever watching movies and TV shows on Virgin Media's catch-up service helped the group beat revenue expectations in the three months to the end of September.
Tuesday 29 September 2009
Virgin Media is pushing ahead with plans to take a secondary listing in the UK as it looks to raise its domestic profile and the number of its investors. The company, which provides television, broadband and telephone packages to customers in the UK, is listed on the Nasdaq stock market in the US.
Tuesday 18 August 2009
Friday 07 August 2009
Losses narrowed at Virgin Media as customers spent at record levels demonstrating the strength of the pay TV model over free-to-air counterparts in the downturn, but it failed to match the growth seen by rival BSkyB.
Wednesday 05 August 2009
ESPN has sealed agreements to broadcast its new sports channel over the four largest pay-TV providers in the UK, after BT and Top Up TV signed up.
Tuesday 04 August 2009
ITV should consider changing to a subscription model to boost revenues, according to analysts, as new research found that 40 per cent of terrestrial households would switch to pay-TV if it moved away from free-to-air.
Friday 31 July 2009
Thursday 30 July 2009
ESPN has secured its second major broadcasting agreement in the UK, with a deal to show its sports channels on Virgin Media. The Disney-owned broadcaster is also in late stage negotiations to wholesale the new ESPN channel, which goes live on Monday, to remaining pay TV providers BT Vision and Top Up TV.
Tuesday 28 July 2009
Thursday 09 July 2009
Graham Boustred, a former deputy chairman of the mining group Anglo American, startled readers of the South African newspaper Business Day with his loathing for the company's chief executive Cynthia Carroll, saying: "This woman's hopeless. There's no morale." Unfortunately, that was just for hors d'oeuvres. "Do you know why it's difficult to find a female CEO?" the enlightened 84-year-old continued. "It's because most women are sexually frustrated. Men are not, because they can fall back on call girls, go to erectile dysfunction clinics. If you have a CEO who's sexually frustrated she can't act properly."
Tuesday 07 July 2009
Peter Doherty has joined the line-up for V Festival.
Saturday 04 July 2009
Q. I recently purchased foreign currency at a Post Office branch, using a Barclays Connect card. I bought €220 across the counter at my local Post Office, which cost me £203.44. When I received my bank statement, the amount debited was £207.50. Barclays told me that the additional amount was a 2 per cent commission charge for foreign currency purchase. It seems that I should have withdrawn cash from my Barclays account in the Post Office using my Connect card – for which no commission is charged – and then hand the cash back across the counter to purchase my foreign currency. CP, by email.
Saturday 27 June 2009
Saturday 30 May 2009
Friday 29 May 2009
Broadcaster BSkyB is in pole position to land a package of seven digital channels from rival Virgin Media after tabling a huge bid, it was reported today.
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
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Rochester aftermath: Sacking of Emily Thornberry will make work of Labour MPs '10 times harder'
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