Revenue: $18.4 billion1 (in millions)
Customers: 27.4 million3
About Liberty Global3
Liberty Global plc (“Liberty Global”, “Liberty”) is the world’s largest international TV and broadband company with operations in more than 30 countries across Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. We invest in the infrastructure that empowers our customers to make the most of the digital revolution. Our scale and commitment to innovation enable us to develop market-leading products delivered through next-generation networks that connect our customers who subscribe to over 59 million television, broadband internet and telephony services. We also serve over ten million mobile subscribers and offer WiFi service across six million access points.
On May 16, 2016, Liberty Global completed the acquisition of Cable & Wireless Communications Plc (“CWC”) to form the leading television, broadband and telecoms firm in Latin America and the Caribbean. CWC will join the LiLAC Group, which already comprises Liberty Global’s marquis operations in Chile and Puerto Rico, creating a consumer and business-to-business communications powerhouse in the region.
Liberty Global operates in 12 European countries under the consumer brands Virgin Media, Ziggo, Unitymedia, Telenet and UPC, and in over 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean under the consumer brands VTR, Flow, Liberty, Mas Movil and BTC. The LiLAC Group also operates a submarine fiber network throughout the region in over 30 markets.
*The above ‘About Liberty Global’ information is presented as of May 16, 2016.
Our Core Strategy
Liberty Global's value creation strategy emphasizes superior organic growth, opportunistic M&A and a commitment to equity returns through a combination of appropriate leverage and consistent equity repurchases. We are committed to technological innovation to deliver transformational products and services that help improve and simplify the digital lives of our customers
We offer innovative and enhanced video products, including revolutionary media and entertainment platforms Horizon TV and TiVo, Video on Demand, High Definition TV, and Digital Video Recorders. Our next-generation broadband internet services deliver market-leading downstream speeds up to 500 Mbps and our feature-rich VoIP telephony is accompanied by mobile voice and data services in a growing number of markets. We also provide a complete range of advanced broadband internet, voice, and video services to business customers.
Our company vision simply stated is “Connect. Discover. Be Free.” Our market-leading broadband internet, voice and video services and innovative product bundles empower millions of people to discover and experience the endless possibilities of the digital world, and we’re constantly striving to enhance and simplify their lives through meaningful innovation. At the same time, we are focused on bringing an amazing entertainment experience to even more customers—through significant investment in our networks and by driving incremental penetration of our advanced services.
At Liberty Global, we believe that everyone should be able to explore the amazing but often complex digital world in a safe and responsible manner. That’s why promoting a digital society is at the heart of our corporate responsibility (CR) strategy. We’re convinced that making the most of the opportunities and benefits that our products and services create is good for our business and good for society.
Liberty Global Equity
Liberty Global’s businesses are comprised of two stocks, with three classes of shares each:
- Liberty Global Group, our European operations, is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbols "LBTYA", "LBTYB", and "LBTYK".
- LiLAC Group, our Latin American and Caribbean operations, is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbols "LILA" and "LILAK", and on the OTC link under the symbol "LILAB".
Liberty Global is part of the Forbes Global 2000 listing, Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indices (DJSI), FTSE4GOOD Index, and the NASDAQ Composite and NASDAQ Industrial indices.
Further information regarding the operations of Liberty Global plc is disclosed under Our Operations.
Customer Product Bundling
Customer Product Bundling
1Revenue is presented as annualized results for the three months ended March 31, 2016.
2As of December 31, 2015.
3Subscriber statistics for the LiLAC Group and CWC are as of March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively, and are based on each entity's subscriber counting policies. CWC's subscriber counting policies may differ from those of Liberty Global. Accordingly, the combined subscriber statistics are not necessarily indicative of the actual number of subscribers to be reported by the combined operations once CWC conforms to Liberty Global's subscriber counting policies.
Information above is presented as of March 31, 2016, unless otherwise stated.