Liberty Global PLC was incorporated as Lynx Europe Limited on January 29, 2013. The Company provides video, broadband internet, fixed-line telephony and mobile services serving approximately 27.5 million customers across 14 countries. The Company operates through geographical segment including U.K./Ireland, The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland/Austria, and Central and Eastern Europe in its European division; and Chile and Puerto Rico in its LiLAC Division. Through Virgin Media Inc. and Unitymedia KabelBW GmbH each a wholly-owned subsidiary, and Telenet Group Holding NV, it provides video, broadband internet, fixed-line telephony and mobile services in the United Kingdom, Germany and Belgium, respectively. Through UPC Holding BV, also a wholly-owned subsidiary, it provides video, broadband internet and fixed-line telephony services in nine European countries and mobile services in three European countries. The operations of Virgin Media, Unitymedia KabelBW, Telenet and the broadband communications and direct-to-home satellite (DTH) operations of UPC Holding. The Company's broadband communications operations in Chile are provided through its owned subsidiary, VTR GlobalCom SpA. Through its owned subsidiary, VTR Wireless SpA it also offers mobile services in Chile. The Company's operations also include: consolidated broadband communications operations in Puerto Rico that it conducts through an owned subsidiary, Liberty Cablevision of Puerto Rico and investments in various other businesses, in Europe. It offers a variety of broadband services over its cable distribution systems, including video, broadband internet and fixed-line telephony, and in certain of its operations it offers mobile services. The Company designs, these services to enable its customers to access the digital world on their own terms and at their own pace. In select markets, it also offers video services through DTH or through multichannel multipoint (microwave) distribution systems (MMDS). Its consumer brands include Virgin Media, UPC, Unitymedia Kabel BW, Telenet, VTR GlobalCom and in Puerto Rico, Liberty. In terms of video subscribers, it operates cable networks in each of Austria, Belgium, Chile, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Poland, Puerto Rico, Slovakia, Switzerland and the U.K. and it also has its network in Germany, the Netherlands and Romania. It operates through the following segments: European Operations Division which includes U.K. (Virgin Media), Germany (Unitymedia KabelBW), Belgium (Telenet), The Netherlands, Switzerland, Other Western Europe and Central and Eastern Europe. The markets for video, broadband internet, fixed-line telephony and mobile services are very competitive and rapidly evolving. Depending upon the country and market, these may include: traditional FTA broadcast television service providers, DTH satellite service providers, and digital terrestrial television (DTT) broadcasters, other cable operators in the same communities and other fixed-line telecommunications carriers and broadband providers.
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