With a history of firsts, Liberty Global has always been at the forefront of innovation, leading the way in times of industry and technological change. Change and reinvention are in our DNA, and our unique ability to be agile is a key ingredient of our continued success.
The first antennas go up in rural and mountainous areas of the US, creating a Community Antenna Television System (CATV).
Bob Magness (left) merges Western Microwave Inc and Community Television Inc to form Tele- Communications Inc (TCI).
Company HQ moves to Denver.
Gene Scheider’s company becomes United Cable Television Corporation (United)
Liberty Media is formed out of a spin-off of TCI
UIH partners with Philips Electronics to merge its operations with cable operations owned by Philips to create United and Philips Communications (UPC)
UPC launches ‘Always On’ broadband services
UPC goes public
Malone sells TCI to AT&T for $55 billion.
Mike Fries becomes President and COO of UGC. Liberty Media becomes partner and John Malone joins board
Gene Schneider is inducted in the Cable Hall of Fame.
UGC Europe Launches Voice over IP (VoIP) services
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)
Sells UPC France
Liberty Global launches 100 Mbps broadband
Sells J-com (Japan)
Acquires KabelBW (Germany)
Becomes second largest international cable operator
Raises stake in Telenet (Belgium) from 50.2% to 58%
Liberty Global introduces 500 Mbps Broadband
Liberty Global and Discovery Communications become joint owners of All3Media, and acquires a 6.4% stake in ITV plc
Established LiLAC tracking shares, focussing on assets in Latin America and the Caribbean
Merges Dutch operation with Vodafone, creating fully-converged Dutch communications provider, VodafoneZiggo
Liberty Global introduces Addressable Advertising
Liberty Global launches 1 Gbps Broadband
Sells UPC Austria