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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.


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.


News Article | May 10, 2017
Site: www.marketwired.com

Appointments of Andy Hudson to Chief Networks Officer and Kevin Foley to Chief Financial Officer Accompanies Plans to Develop the CeltixConnect-2 Subsea Cable DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwired - May 10, 2017) - Aqua Comms DAC ("Aqua Comms"), the operator of Ireland's first dedicated subsea fibre-optic network interconnecting New York, Dublin and London, today announces the appointment of two new members to its executive leadership team. Andy Hudson has been named Chief Networks Officer and Kevin Foley has been named Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Hudson is a telecommunications industry veteran with over 30 years of global experience in optimising mobile, fixed and subsea operations. Most recently, he was the COO of the Bermuda Telephone Company (wholly owned by Digicel), where he held operational responsibility for network planning and engineering, service delivery, maintenance, and data centre and facility management. Mr. Foley has a wealth of experience in the telecom industry, including previous board level and executive leadership roles with companies in the carrier, interconnect, internet, mobile, voice and TV sectors. Prior to joining Aqua Comms, he was the Chief Financial Officer for Cable & Wireless Barbados, (Flow), a Liberty Global company. Mr. Foley was also a Board Member of Cable & Wireless Communications Insurance Ltd., and has held other C-suite roles at Cable & Wireless, including CFO, Cayman Islands, and Finance Director of Carrier Services. The new appointments to Aqua Comms' executive leadership team follow a dynamic period of growth since America-Europe Connect (AEConnect) launched in January 2016. The transatlantic cable system is moving steadily ahead with sales on track, and the company recently conducted successful tests of new and advanced transmission technologies that when deployed will further enhance and expand its total available capacity. Additionally, Aqua Comms has begun to develop CeltixConnect-2, a diverse, high capacity subsea cable system crossing the Irish Sea from Dublin to Manchester and connecting to the Isle of Man. CeltixConnect-2 is a resilient system designed to complement the reliability of Aqua Comms' existing Irish Sea subsea cable network, CeltixConnect-1. The new cable system, which will provide onward connectivity to New York and London through AEConnect, will utilise the most advanced fibre-optic technology to support the highest transmission capabilities, including 8QAM (quadrature amplitude modulation), 16QAM and beyond. Formal survey work for CeltixConnect-2 will commence in the coming quarter. In addition to CeltixConnect-2, Aqua Comms is in preliminary stages of development on North Sea Connect, the first modern, high capacity subsea cable system crossing the North Sea from the North East UK to Denmark. Aqua Comms also has plans to expand available connectivity to AEConnect at its Point of Presence (PoP) at 1025Connect in Westbury, New York, a critical subsea cable launch point on Long Island. Additionally, it will soon increase the system's footprint by opening service capabilities in Ashburn, Virginia, and at NJFX, a carrier-neutral colocation facility located in Wall, New Jersey, to better serve expanding and new customer requirements. "As we embark on the development of two new subsea cable systems, CeltixConnect-2 and North Sea Connect, the diverse global telecom experience and commercial focus that both Andy Hudson and Kevin Foley possess will become an immediate asset to our strategic vision of providing next-generation, international connectivity," comments Nigel Bayliff, CEO, Aqua Comms. "Aqua Comms' focus is to facilitate a superhighway to feed the digital economy, and we are intent on expanding the available capacity on our existing subsea networks by pushing the boundaries of technology, developing new cable routes, and extending the terrestrial reach of our systems to satisfy that demand." To meet with the Aqua Comms team at International Telecoms Week (ITW) 2017, taking place May 14-17 in Chicago, email info@aquacomms.com. For more information about Aqua Comms, visit www.AquaComms.com or email media@aquacomms.com. About Aqua Comms DAC Aqua Comms DAC is the owner and operator of the transatlantic cable AEConnect and the Irish Sea cable CeltixConnect-1, and was established with a vision to build, acquire or merge with subsea fibre-optic cable networks to provide capacity networking solutions to the global media, content providers and IT companies. To learn more about Aqua Comms and its new transatlantic subsea cable system, AEConnect, visit www.AquaComms.com.


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:


This invention relates to a method of setting up a two-way communication session between a customer premises equipment (5) and a first server (3), comprising:a) By said first server (3), periodically broadcasting at a first rate via at least one one-way channel on at least one first frequency a first set of data including at least an address of said first server (3) and a list of possible second frequencies to be used to set up said two-way communication channel between said customer premises equipment (5) and said server (3),b) Upon switching on said customer premises equipment (5), by said customer premises equipment tuning to said at least one first frequency and receiving said first set of data as broadcasted on said at least one first frequency,c) By said customer premises equipment, using said list of possible second frequencies to establish said two-way communication session between said customer premises equipment and said server at one of said second frequencies.


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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