LONDON Feb 6 Liberty Global won't
change Virgin Media's strategy on network
roll-out and content if its deal to buy the British cable group
goes through, Liberty's chief executive said on Wednesday.
The $15.75 billion deal was "compelling" for both sets of
shareholders, said Mike Fries, Liberty's chief executive in a
call with journalists on Wednesday.
He said Liberty would continue to invest in Virgin's
Virgin Media CEO Neil Berkett said he would step down after
the deal closed.
John Malone's Liberty Global struck a deal late on
Tuesday to buy Virgin Media , a move that would
put the U.S. billionaire up against old rival Rupert Murdoch.