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Liberty Global plc is an international telecommunications and television company. It was formed in 2005 by the merger of the international arm of Liberty Media and UGC , and is one of the largest broadband internet service providers outside of the United States.Liberty Global is since 2013 the world's largest international cable company, with operations in 14 countries, and 35,000 employees. As of December 31, 2013, it had an annual revenue of $17.3 billion. Its cable services pass 47 million homes, with 24.5 million customers or 48.3 million RGUs Liberty Global is headquartered in London, with offices in Amsterdam and in Douglas County, Colorado. Wikipedia.


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Liberty Global | Date: 2015-05-28

The present invention enables, in an interactive television system, an input lag optimized display mode (312), e.g. a preconfigured game mode, to be selected in a display device before displaying and using a remote graphical user interface (RGUI). When leaving the RGUI, e.g. because a movie has been selected for playback, the display mode is switched back to the previous display mode, (311,313) i.e. the display mode that was active prior to selecting the input lag optimized display mode. The input lag optimized display mode (312) is set by an instruction from the backend system prior to displaying the RGUI. Switching back to the previous display mode (311,313) is also triggered by an instruction from the backend system.


News Article | June 8, 2017
Site: www.marketwired.com

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - Jun 8, 2017) - Flow's younger viewers now have a kid-friendly service that delivers children's content anytime, anywhere, on any device via the new "Flow Kids" app specially developed by Toon Goggles, the top kids' on-demand entertainment service. The Flow Kids app offers viewers approximately 1000 hours of high-definition children's content -- thousands of fun and educational cartoons for boys and girls, live action shows, comedy, engaging games for preschool to older age groups -- something for every child. "We're pleased to have partnered with Toon Goggles as we introduce an exciting new option for children's educational and entertainment programming to the region," said James Tooke, SVP Content & Media at Cable & Wireless, operator of Flow. "We've invested significantly to secure the world's best content for our audiences, and we of course wanted to ensure that the young ones weren't left out. With Flow Kids, children now have the ability to stream their favourite shows and play fun, interactive games any time of the day, keeping them entertained for hours on end. Plus, Flow Kids is not only jam-packed with fun games and entertainment -- it's also educational, intuitive, easy-to-use and a safe platform for kids of any age. We're confident Flow Kids will put a smile on every child's face." Aside from the diverse selection of content, Flow Kids offers other features to enhance the viewing experience for children and parents alike. For example, for those parents who'd like to ensure their children are watching content that's suitable for their age, Flow Kids has a built-in parental control switch to allow them control over what shows, music or games kids can access. The app also allows for access over 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi, and has the ability to store content, so kids can watch their favourite shows even when they're not connected to the Internet. Commenting on the innovative app and the cosmopolitan perspective it offers children, Stephen L. Hodge, C.E.O. of Toon Goggles said, "Growing up on the small Caribbean island of Anguilla, and as a father of three myself, I know first-hand how important it is for kids to gain a global perspective, and the fun and educational content on Flow Kids helps facilitate that. We feel that our partnership with Flow and Cable & Wireless meets both our companies' goals of increasing quality media options for kids everywhere." Flow Kids is available to Flow subscribers for free via the mobile app, once they have a Flow broadband package, mobile bundle or TV account and a Flow ID. A premium version will also be available for a fee, which will give users the ability to access content via their mobile and Flow's video-on-demand service on up to 5 devices, including smart TVs and set-top boxes. Flow Kids is available in twelve Flow markets: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago and the Turks and Caicos Islands. C&W is a full service communications and entertainment provider and delivers market-leading video, broadband, telephony and mobile services to consumers in 18 countries. Through its business division, C&W provides data center hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customized IT service solutions, utilizing cloud technology to serve business and government customers. C&W also operates a state-of-the-art submarine fiber network -- the most extensive in the region. Learn more at http://www.cwc.com/, or follow C&W on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter. Liberty Global is the world's largest international TV and broadband company, with operations in more than 30 countries across Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. We invest in the infrastructure that empowers our customers to make the most of the digital revolution. Our scale and commitment to innovation enable us to develop market-leading products delivered through next generation networks that connect our 25 million customers who subscribe to over 50 million television, broadband internet and telephony services. We also serve over 10 million mobile subscribers and offer WiFi service across 6 million access points. Liberty Global's businesses are comprised of two stocks: the Liberty Global Group ( : LBTYA) ( : LBTYB) ( : LBTYK) for our European operations, and the LiLAC Group ( : LILA) and ( : LILAK) ( : LILAB), which consists of our operations in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Liberty Global Group operates in 11 European countries under the consumer brands Virgin Media, Unitymedia, Telenet and UPC. The Liberty Global Group also owns 50% of VodafoneZiggo, a Dutch joint venture, which has 4 million customers, 10 million fixed-line subscribers and 5 million mobile subscribers. The LiLAC Group operates in over 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean under the consumer brands VTR, Flow, Liberty, Más Móvil and BTC. In addition, the LiLAC Group operates a sub-sea fiber network throughout the region in over 30 markets. For more information, please visit www.libertyglobal.com


News Article | June 15, 2017
Site: www.marketwired.com

First-time recognition for leading the industry's most innovative and successful project partnerships between operators and vendors MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - Jun 15, 2017) - C&W Networks, part of C&W Communications (C&W), was recently recognized for outstanding industry leadership in wholesale service innovation as it won the Wholesale Service Innovation worldwide award category in the Global Telecom Business (GTB) Telecoms Innovation Awards 2017 in London. C&W Networks, which provides world-leading wholesale telecommunications products and services to over 40 countries in the Caribbean and Latin America, was chosen from a group of prestigious companies for providing exceptional value-added solutions to an enterprise customer, in the banking industry, that operates throughout the North American region. "I'm proud to accept this award on behalf of the C&W Networks team for leading the industry's most innovative and successful partnerships between operators and vendors," said John Reid, CEO of C&W Communications, picking up the award. "As part of our commitment to innovation, we're continually evaluating the rapidly evolving marketplace to determine what solutions are needed to help customers meet their business and communications goals. We are proud that our hard work has resulted in such acclaim," added Reid. C&W Networks' project consisted of providing a Canadian telecom and their end customer, a Canadian financial institution, with a next-generation MPLS network to implement a technology plan in the Caribbean. The network includes six classes of service and diverse primary and backup fiber optic circuits, as well as satellite services where additional diversity was required or where fiber optic diversity was not available. The project goal, as set out by the end customer, was to migrate the customer's extensive network of locations throughout the Caribbean to this new state-of-the-art network platform in a timeframe of 18 months, including completion of a proof of concept and pilot in addition to the full-scale migration. The GTB Telecoms Innovation Awards 2017, organized by Global Telecom Business, were presented on May 23, 2017, at the Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square in London. The prestigious annual event is designed to honor innovative projects involving telecom operators and service providers around the world, in association with their vendors and suppliers, and recognizes the industry's commitment to deliver exciting and innovative services to its customers worldwide. "We had a superb range of projects nominated for this year's awards, the eleventh time Global Telecoms Business has presented our annual Innovation Awards. Each year since 2007 we've seen how the industry is getting more innovative and more imaginative about serving customers as technology advances, said Alan Burkitt-Gray, Executive Editor of Global Telecoms Business and Capacity. C&W Networks operates the largest state-of-the-art subsea multi-ring fiber network that includes more than 48,000 kilometers and 60 sub-sea cable stations. Combined with over 38,000 kilometers of terrestrial fiber across the region and a fully meshed MPLS overlay fabric, this integrated network is the most extensive and most reliable service delivery platform in the greater Caribbean, Central American and Andean region. Click here for more information on the Global Telecoms Business Awards About C&W Networks C&W Networks is a wholly owned subsidiary of C&W Communications and a wholesale telecommunications service provider that offers broadband, IP capacity and a growing portfolio of managed services and integrated solutions to global, regional and local telecom carriers, TV cable companies, Internet Service Providers and Network Integrators. C&W Networks operates the largest subsea multi-ring fibre-optic network throughout the greater Caribbean, Central American and Andean region along with the most comprehensive fully meshed MPLS network in the region. Connecting over 40 countries, the company's fully protected ringed submarine fibre optic network spans more than 48,000km. Cable routes include the Caribbean Optical-ring System (ARCOS-1), Colombia-Florida Express (CFX-1), EC-Link cable system, Fibralink, Maya 1, Eastern Caribbean Fiber Express (ECFS), Taino-Carib, East-West, Cayman-Jamaica Fibre system, Caribbean-Bermuda U.S (CBUS), Americas II, Gemini Bermuda, Pan America (PAN-AM), Antillas 1 and Pacific Caribbean Cable System (PCCS). For more information, visit: www.cwnetworks.com. About C&W Communications C&W is a full service communications and entertainment provider and delivers market-leading video, broadband, telephony and mobile services to consumers in 18 countries. Through its business division, C&W provides data center hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customized IT service solutions, utilizing cloud technology to serve business and government customers. C&W also operates a state-of-the-art submarine fiber network -- the most extensive in the region. Learn more at www.cwc.com, or follow C&W on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter. Liberty Global is the world's largest international TV and broadband company, with operations in more than 30 countries across Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. We invest in the infrastructure that empowers our customers to make the most of the digital revolution. Our scale and commitment to innovation enable us to develop market-leading products delivered through next-generation networks that connect our 25 million customers who subscribe to over 50 million television, broadband internet and telephony services. We also serve over 10 million mobile subscribers and offer WiFi service across 6 million access points. Liberty Global's businesses are comprised of two stocks: the Liberty Global Group ( : LBTYA) (NASDAQ: LBTYB) ( : LBTYK) for our European operations, and the LiLAC Group ( : LILA) ( : LILAK) ( : LILAB), which consists of our operations in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Liberty Global Group operates in 11 European countries under the consumer brands Virgin Media, Unitymedia, Telenet and UPC. The Liberty Global Group also owns 50% of VodafoneZiggo, a Dutch joint venture, which has 4 million customers, 10 million fixed-line subscribers and 5 million mobile subscribers. The LiLAC Group operates in over 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean under the consumer brands VTR, Flow, Liberty, Más Móvil and BTC. In addition, the LiLAC Group operates a sub-sea fiber network throughout the region in over 30 markets. For more information, please visit www.libertyglobal.com


Patent
Liberty Global | Date: 2017-04-12

The present invention enables, in an interactive television system, an input lag optimized display mode (312), e.g. a preconfigured game mode, to be selected in a display device before displaying and using a remote graphical user interface (RGUI). When leaving the RGUI, e.g. because a movie has been selected for playback, the display mode is switched back to the previous display mode, (311,313) i.e. the display mode that was active prior to selecting the input lag optimized display mode. The input lag optimized display mode (312) is set by an instruction from the backend system prior to displaying the RGUI. Switching back to the previous display mode (311,313) is also triggered by an instruction from the backend system.


Patent
Liberty Global | Date: 2012-11-09

A method for retrieving enhanced metadata. A media content delivery network has a Consumer Premises Equipment (CPE) connected to a server node including a search proxy device. The search proxy device is connected to content servers on a further network. The search proxy device receives a request for information about a media object from the CPE and forms, based on the request, at least one dedicated request for a content server in a format suitable for that content server, transmits the at least one dedicated request to the at least one selected content server over the further network, receives a response from a content server comprising metadata related to the transmitted at least one dedicated request. The search proxy device may translate the received response into a defined format, in particular a defined metadata description format, and transmit a reply comprising metadata in the defined format to the CPE.


Method and system for updating a software program stored and executable in an IP client (6). The IP client (6) is connected to a gateway server (4), which is connected to a head end facility (1) via a network (2). The method comprises interrogating an IP client (6) and receiving from the IP client (6) a current list of software program files including a latest version identifier for each of the software program files, receiving from the head end facility (1) a central list of latest version identifiers of software program files, and comparing the current list with the central list. If for a specific software program file a newer version identifier exists, the software program file associated with the newer version identifier is downloaded from the head end facility (1), and the newer version of the software program file is transferred to the IP client (6).


Patent
Liberty Global | Date: 2013-05-15

The invention provides a method for retrieving enhanced metadata relating to a media object, the method comprising, in a media content delivery network with a Consumer Premises Equipment (CPE) connected via said network to a server node comprising a search proxy device, said search proxy device connected to content servers on a further network,- the search proxy device receiving a request for information about a media object from the CPE ,- the search proxy device forming, on the basis of the request, at least one dedicated request for a content server in a format suitable for that content server,- the search proxy device transmitting the at least one dedicated request to the at least one selected content server over the further network,- the search proxy device receiving a response from a content server comprising metadata related to the transmitted at least one dedicated request,- the search proxy device preferably but not necessarily translating the received response into a defined format, in particular a defined metadata description format,- transmitting a reply comprising metadata in the defined format to the CPE.


Patent
Liberty Global | Date: 2012-10-16

Broadcast server and method for transmitting electronic program guide data to set top boxes via a broadcast network. The broadcast server is arranged to prepare a list of unique entries and associated identifications of the text items received, and to provide a compressed list to the plurality of set top boxes. The broadcast server repeats the following steps for each text item in the list:


Patent
Liberty Global | Date: 2013-03-06

Method and media gateway (4) for providing network connectivity functionality in a combination of a first network connection formed by the media gateway (4) and a second network connection formed by a generic gateway (2). A first group of IP clients (5) is connected to the media gateway (4), and a second group of IP clients (3) is connected to the generic gateway (2). The media gateway (4) is arranged to receive from the generic gateway (2) local IP addresses associated with the first group of IP clients (5). An attachment link (6) is provided between the media gateway (4) and the generic gateway (2).


Patent
Liberty Global | Date: 2012-08-17

Method and media gateway (4) for providing network connectivity functionality in a combination of a first network connection formed by the media gateway (4) and a second network connection formed by a generic gateway (2). A first group of IP clients (5) is connected to the media gateway (4), and a second group of IP clients (3) is connected to the generic gateway (2). The media gateway (4) is arranged to receive from the generic gateway (2) local IP addresses associated with the first group of IP clients (5). An attachment link (6) is provided between the media gateway (4) and the generic gateway (2).

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