Ziggo is the new national cable and media company created through the proposed merger of UPC the Netherlands and Ziggo. The combined strength arises through the proposed takeover of Liberty Global. Ziggo will offer media and communications services to approximately 7 million households in the Netherlands
Liberty Global plc is the largest international cable company with activities in 14 countries. Its television, broadband internet and telephone services will be – through futuristic networks and innovative technology platforms – delivered to more than 27 million customers in the form of 56 million services. Liberty’s consumer brands include Virgin Media, UPC, Ziggo Unitymedia, Kabel BW, Telenet, VTR and Libery Puerto Rico. Their activities also include Liberty Global Business Services, the division for B2B services, and the Liberty Global Ventures investment fund.
Liberty Global’s operational headquarters is established in the Netherlands (Schiphol Rijk). From this location, activities in 12 European countries are led and product and technology development takes place. Liberty Global has a turnover of more than 20 billion dollars and employs 37.500 people, of which more than 6.000 are located in the Netherlands.