Public Policy

Liberty Global is actively engaged in significant public policy debates throughout our markets. Liberty Global is committed to engaging regulators and government officials in an ongoing, constructive dialogue in order to position the Company for future growth and provide the best possible service to our customers. In particular, we strive to make meaningful contributions to advance the leading issues in the public policy community where the governance of modern communications networks is continually evolving. In almost every country where we operate, Liberty Global has dedicated public policy and government affairs resources which are firmly rooted in the local community. We have dedicated government relations offices in Brussels and Berlin.

Liberty Global Policy Series

The Value of Content

Does television risk going the same way as the music or newspaper industries? That is the question being asked and answered in The Value of Content. The latest report in our Policy Series was authored by the Boston Consulting Group. It argues that a major industry shake-up is on the way because of the increasing popularity of online content. It forecasts that this could happen much more quickly than anticipated. Television is of course, no stranger to change, and so far has always managed to adapt to new challenges.

The Value of Content

Unlike previous, more gradual changes to the industry, The Value of Content report argues that today’s challenges mark a paradigm shift away from the normal pattern of evolutionary change. A proliferation in the number of ways in which anyone can access online video content means that consumers are becoming choosier about what they watch and when they watch it. Industry players who make or hold the rights to what people want to watch, and can distribute it in the way they want to watch it will succeed – while those who stick to more traditional ways of doing things may fall by the wayside.

The Value of Content

The Value of Content report first explains how technology and availability of content is driving the changes in our viewing habits. Secondly, these changes in habits are being accompanied by changes in what we want to watch and the clear winners are must-see sports events, compelling mass entertainment and original niche programming. Furthermore, with advertising moving increasingly online, big changes in relationships between the different industry players will occur. All these changes and dynamics are detailed in the report.

The Future of the Internet
The Value of Content Video

Policy Reports

In addition to the Policy Series, Liberty Global commissions reports to address strategic policy issues at the European level, which position cable as key investor in digital infrastructure and increase awareness of its impact. These reports contribute to pending policy and regulatory debates at EU level as well as key national debates in the markets where we operate.