focused more on consumer in Ireland
Which is totally bizarre.
Chorus and NTL (NTL was what Branson bought in UK and turned into Virgin and the original company lives on as Arqiva, running transmitters and sat links) were terrible. UPC only spent millions rebranding to UPC using their Dutch logo* AFTER fixing the Irish cable companies they bought. UPC developed a good reputation (compared to Sky for TV or Eir/Eircom for Broadband). Then they throw that away by rebranding as a UK company with a poor reputation that they don't even own the brand for?
Will they rebrand back to their native UPC brand in Ireland after Brexit?
Since successfully rebranding as UPC, Sky had to resell Eir broadband (probably at a loss to sell a bundle with Sky Satellite, which makes a huge profit), UPC also bought TV3 and UTV Ireland in Ireland, Sky bought UTV's Sport/talk station in UK so now also owns all the previously owned by UTV local Radio stations.
TV and Radio stations take overs should not be allowed by pay TV platform operators, especially FTA ones.
Pay TV channels should not be exclusive to a Pay Platform.
Content should not be exclusive to any Pay TV channel.
The Consumer is getting abused!
Comreg, Ofcom, BCI, Etc are all asleep. UK has shown unwillingness to regulate Sky or their crazy EPG charges, which result in Freesat being overpriced for EPG too.
[*Though UPC is owned by US Liberty and thus is no more Dutch than I am]