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VodafoneZiggo threatens carriage war, cries about Tele2 merger

The regulatory negligence which allowed Liberty Global to buy Ziggo then subsequently merge it with Vodafone in the Netherlands is about to get a taste of consequence – with VodafoneZiggo setting the stage for an impending carriage war. Chairman of the board at VodafoneZiggo, Jeroen Hoencamp, has contentiously told national newspaper De Telegraaf this week that the operator is poised to drop more linear channels from its network following the recent evaporation of several household names from its channel lineup. In doing so, he at least accepted that change is required if legacy pay TV companies have a future, which is more than can be said for many top executives in this industry, although it reads more like a direct…

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