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Old 01-02-2013, 21:30
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stupid question for every one..
who ACTUALLY OWNS virgin media now?
i know virgin got a part of it,but does ntl/telewest still part of it as well? or does virgin own the whole stake and runs the show?
i know richard branson thinks he runs it,but DOES HE run the show? or just his face does the advertising with that other skinny guy? i am lost now with virgin media?
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Old 01-02-2013, 23:56
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Details of the major shareholders in Virgin Media are here
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Old 02-02-2013, 00:15
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Details of the major shareholders in Virgin Media are here
alot of companies own virgin media then..thanx.nice one
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:02
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Quick question, aimed at BenMcr77 (or anybody else in the know), do the companies Telewest & NTL actually exist anymore or are they completely defunct?

I had previously read, that if Virgin pulled out of the company, they would have to revert back to NTL:Telewest.

Is this true?
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:40
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Quick question, aimed at BenMcr77 (or anybody else in the know), do the companies Telewest & NTL actually exist anymore or are they completely defunct?

I had previously read, that if Virgin pulled out of the company, they would have to revert back to NTL:Telewest.

Is this true?
I'd expect that Virgin Media still own the rights to the ntl and telewest brands, however the company wouldn't have to revert to those names if for any reason they stopped being part of the Virgin group brand. They would be able to choose any new name they wished
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Old 02-02-2013, 16:53
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I'd expect that Virgin Media still own the rights to the ntl and telewest brands, however the company wouldn't have to revert to those names if for any reason they stopped being part of the Virgin group brand. They would be able to choose any new name they wished
honest truth,some one should buy out virgin media for the tv,broadband,land line and mobile..
start fresh again..
some one ie EE or o2 should buy out virgin media..
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Old 02-02-2013, 18:35
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honest truth,some one should buy out virgin media for the tv,broadband,land line and mobile..
start fresh again..
some one ie EE or o2 should buy out virgin media..
Why should they?
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Old 02-02-2013, 19:19
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true.. just saying
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Old 02-02-2013, 19:48
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ben,what cable network did u have before virgin media started?
i have had ntl in redhill,and i have had telewest in thornton heath..
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Old 02-02-2013, 19:51
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ben,what cable network did u have before virgin media started?
i have had ntl in redhill,and i have had telewest in thornton heath..
Last time I had cable before Virgin Media it was Videotron, which became Cable & Wireless, which became ntl
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Old 02-02-2013, 20:07
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Last time I had cable before Virgin Media it was Videotron, which became Cable & Wireless, which became ntl
i never had videotron.. was it any good?
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Old 02-02-2013, 21:15
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I'd expect that Virgin Media still own the rights to the ntl and telewest brands, however the company wouldn't have to revert to those names if for any reason they stopped being part of the Virgin group brand. They would be able to choose any new name they wished
Thanks Ben.
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Old 02-02-2013, 21:21
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i never had videotron.. was it any good?
It was analogue cable TV, so was pretty much the same as any of the others at the time
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Old 02-02-2013, 21:24
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It was analogue cable TV, so was pretty much the same as any of the others at the time
ok,fair enough
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Old 03-02-2013, 18:48
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Here in Irvine we had Irvine cable television,then it was BT cable and now it's smallworld cable
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Old 03-02-2013, 19:11
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Here in Irvine we had Irvine cable television,then it was BT cable and now it's smallworld cable
irvine? wheres that near? never heard of the area? is that a city? town?
and never heard of irvine cable tv either..
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Old 04-02-2013, 00:05
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irvine? wheres that near? never heard of the area? is that a city? town?
and never heard of irvine cable tv either..
Irvine is in Scotland, up north as they say around here in the South East of England, do not know where though
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:55
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Irvine is in Scotland, up north as they say around here in the South East of England, do not know where though
Irvine is the biggest sttlement on the coast of the Firth of Clyde in North Ayrshire.
More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irvine,_North_Ayrshire
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Old 04-02-2013, 18:13
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Irvine is the biggest sttlement on the coast of the Firth of Clyde in North Ayrshire.
More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irvine,_North_Ayrshire
cool,nice one
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Old 04-02-2013, 18:14
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Irvine is in Scotland, up north as they say around here in the South East of England, do not know where though
nice one
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Old 04-02-2013, 19:25
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I always thought that NTL merged with Telewest (or one bought the other) then they bought the rights to use the Virgin name?
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Old 04-02-2013, 21:18
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I always thought that NTL merged with Telewest (or one bought the other) then they bought the rights to use the Virgin name?
ok,fair enough
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Old 04-02-2013, 21:20
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I always thought that NTL merged with Telewest (or one bought the other) then they bought the rights to use the Virgin name?
Something like that I think, didn't they then buy Virgin Mobile which led to a licsensing deal for the brand name?
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Old 04-02-2013, 22:50
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Something like that I think, didn't they then buy Virgin Mobile which led to a licsensing deal for the brand name?
This is correct.

In March 2006, NTL and Telewest who were both separate Cable companies merged together to become NTL:Telewest.
Then in April 2006 NTL:Telewest bought Virgin Mobile from Virgin Group.
Virgin Mobile merged with NTL:Telewest, and with the purchase they got 30-year deal that allowed them to use the Virgin name.
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Old 05-02-2013, 00:06
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This is correct.

In March 2006, NTL and Telewest who were both separate Cable companies merged together to become NTL:Telewest.
Then in April 2006 NTL:Telewest bought Virgin Mobile from Virgin Group.
Virgin Mobile merged with NTL:Telewest, and with the purchase they got 30-year deal that allowed them to use the Virgin name.
what gets me,if ntl/telewest owns virgin mobile,why dont ntl/telewest use their own name on the mobile network as well..i would if i bought another company..
they should of made NTL/TELEWEST a BIG NAME brand company.. it should TELEWEST&NTL UK
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