Liberty Global

Liberty Global

Infobox Company
company_name = Liberty Global Inc.
company_type = Public (nasdaq|LBTYA)
foundation = 2005
location = Meridian, Colorado , USA
Schiphol-Rijk, Netherlands Europe-UPC Broadband Division, Chellomedia Division
London, United Kingdom Europe-Chellomedia Division
key_people = John C. Malone - Chairman of the Board
Michael T. Fries - President and CEO
num_employees = 20,500
industry = Media, Telecommunications
products = Television, broadband internet, cable television, telephone, direct broadcast satellite

revenue = $2.1 billion for the 3 months ended March 31, 2007, $6.5 billion for the 12 months ended December 31, 2006
homepage = []

Liberty Global (nasdaq|LBTYA) is an international media company and one of the largest broadband providers outside the United States of America. The company is born from a fusion of Liberty Media and UGC (UnitedGlobalCom).

Liberty Global Europe (formerly UGC Europe, and previously United Pan-Europe Communications or UPC, and still usually primarily trading under that brand) is Europe's biggest cable TV provider. It also provides internet access, telephony and other related services. It is an operation (100% ownership since early 2004) of the US-based company Liberty Global, which is the world's leading Cable TV provider. Liberty Global is listed on NASDAQ, but is ultimately controlled by John C. Malone. Liberty Global is based at Denver, Colorado .

It serves about 6.6 million analogue subscribers in 12 countries of Europe, and is the absolutely dominant provider in countries like the Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary and Czech Republic.

In Ireland, UPC have approximately 1,769,292 viewers or 41.7%, [ [ NTL report approximate customer number in Ireland, for Chorus and NTL] ] [ [ Irish Central Statistics Office figures for average number of persons per household] ]

In 2005, UGC Europe bought the Romanian communications company Astral Telecom for $420 million, the Swiss communications company Cablecom for CHF2.8 billion, and the Slovenian communications company Telemach for EUR71 million. In 2007 Telemach also bought 66.7% [ [,36,217954 E-Delo » Gospodarstvo » UPC Telemach kupil večinski delež Ljubljanskega kabla ] ] of Ljubljanski kabel (major competition in Ljubljana) and grew its market share to 40% in Slovenia.

Its business is divided into two units:
*UPC Broadband (TV, telephony, internet access (see also chello), satellite TV)

**UPC Ireland
**UPC Romania
**UPC Austria
**UPC Netherlands
**UPC Czech Republic
**UPC Hungary

**Focus Sat
*Chellomedia (27 owned and operated TV channels, and on-demand services, web and ITV content.)
**Chello Zone
**Chello Benelux
**Chello Central Europe
**Chello Multicanal


External links

* [ Official Corporate Website]

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