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 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.
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.