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Liberty Global

The History of Liberty Global

With a history of firsts, Liberty Global has always been at the forefront of innovation, leading the way in times of technological change. Change and reinvention are in our DNA, and our unique ability to be agile is a key ingredient of our continued success.

Innovation
CATV

The first antennas are built in rural and mountainous areas of the US, creating a Community Antennae Television System (CATV).

1940s

Gene Schneider's company becomes United Cable Television Corporation (United Cable).

1974

UIH partners with Philips Electronics and merges its operations with cable operations owned by Philips to create United and Philips Communications (UPC).

1995

Liberty Global sells Unity Media in Germany, and UPC Hungary, UPC Romania and UPC in the Czech Republic to Vodafone.

2019
Innovation
Cable Cowboys

Gene Schneider becomes a pioneer of the cable television industry. Together with his brother Richard, they partner with Bill Daniels to build a long-distance microwave cable system in Casper, Wyoming.

1953
Innovation

John Malone is inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame.

1999
Innovation
Next Gen Broadband

1 Gbps broadband available to more than 8M customers across Europe.

2019
Innovation

1 Gbps broadband available to more than 10m customers across Europe.

2020
1993
877k
Customers
1.6m
Homes passed
8
Countries we operate in