Virgin Media plans to make Web services like Netflix a more integral part of its offering rather than fighting them. “Our approach is to get every content asset you possibly can on the platform,” CEO Neil Berkett said at the Cable Congress in London. “We’ve got a far greater chance as an industry by embracing over-the-top services."
Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries said yesterday at the conference that he expected Virgin Media to continue to use the TiVo set-top box in the coming years, though was unsure what would happen beyond that. Liberty Global has been introducing the competing Horizon box in Europe, starting in the Netherlands.