Liberty Global was launched in 2005, with operations across Europe – including Sweden, Norway, France and Eastern Europe – as well as in Japan and Australia. Change and reinvention are in our DNA and our unique ability to be agile in a fast-moving industry is a key ingredient of our continued success.
The first antennas are built in rural and mountainous areas of the US, creating a Community Antennae Television System (CATV).
Bob Magness (left) merges Western Microwave Inc and Community Television Inc to form TeleCommunications Inc (TCI).
Company HQ moves to Denver.
Gene Schneider's company becomes United Cable Television Corporation (United Cable).
Liberty Media is formed from a spin-off of TCI.
UIH partners with Philips Electronics and merges its operations with cable operations owned by Philips to create United and Philips Communications (UPC).
UPC launches 'Always On' broadband services.
UPC goes public in a $1.3bn offering. UIH retains 62% of the shares.
UIH is renamed UnitedGlobalCom (UGC).
Malone sells TCI to AT&T for $55 billion.
Mike Fries becomes President and COO of UGC. Liberty Media becomes a key partner and John Malone joins the board.
UPC's share price collapses due to leverage profile and the bursting of the dotcom bubble. Liberty Media steps in as a majority shareholder.
UnitedGlobalCom (UGC) transitions into UGC Europe.
Gene Schneider is inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame.
UPC files for bankruptcy and UGC undergoes significant restructuring.
UPC comes out of bankruptcy under Liberty Media International ownership and Liberty Media Corp (LMC) takes a controlling stake in UGC.
Mike Fries appointed CEO of UGC; Schneider family bought out by LMC.
Mike Fries appointed President and CEO of Liberty Global.
Liberty Global launches video on demand TV services (VOD), high-definition (HD) TV and digital video recorder (DVR).
Liberty Global launches 100 Mbps broadband.
Liberty Global sells J-com (Japan).
Liberty Global is accepted into the Dow Jones sustainability index.
Liberty Global launches Horizon TV platform.
Liberty Global acquires Virgin Media (UK). Liberty Global redomiciles into the U.K. and becomes Liberty Global plc.
Liberty Global acquires Ziggo (Netherlands). Sells Chellomedia (now AMC Networks International).
Liberty Global invests in the all-electric street car racing series, Formula E Holdings.
Virgin Media announces the Project Lightning investment programme to bring ultrafast broadband to 4 million homes in the UK.
Liberty Global becomes world's largest international TV and broadband company.
Liberty Global acquires the Belgian mobile operator BASE (BASE and Telenet logos).
Liberty Latin America spins off as a separate public company at the end of 2017.
Liberty Global sells UPC Austria to Deutsche Telekom.
Liberty Global sells DTH (Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania) to M7 Group.
Liberty Global launches Horizon 4 TV Platform.
Liberty Global sells Unity Media in Germany, and UPC Hungary, UPC Romania and UPC in the Czech Republic to Vodafone.