Virgin Media Inc.
(, ) is a company which provides fixed
and mobile telephone
and broadband internet
services to domestic and business customers in the United Kingdom. Its executive office is in New York City
, United States and its operational headquarters are in Hook
, United Kingdom.
The company was formed in 2006 by the merger of NTL
, which created ntl:Telewest
. A further merger with Virgin Mobile UK
later in 2006 created the first "quadruple-play
" media company in the United Kingdom, bringing together television, internet, mobile phone and fixed-line telephone services. All of the company's services were rebranded under the Virgin Media name in February 2007.
Virgin Media owns and operates its own fibre-optic cable network
, the only national cable network in the United Kingdom. As at 31 December 2010 it had a total of approximately 4.8 million cable customers, of whom around 3.78 million were supplied with television services, around 4.01 million with broadband internet services and around 4.16 million with fixed-line telephony services. It competes primarily with British Sky Broadcasting
, BT Group
, Everything Everywhere
Virgin Media has a primary listing on the NASDAQ Stock Market
and a secondary listing on the London Stock......