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Liberty Media and Vodafone finalise Dutch joint venture

Media company Liberty Global and mobile phone operator Vodafone have finalised an agreement to combine their operations in the Netherlands through a new joint venture.

VodafoneZiggo will operate under both the Vodafone and Liberty-owned Ziggo brands.

Ziggo, formerly known as Sport1, is the largest pay-television service in the Netherlands and in November 2015 launched sports channel Ziggo Sport, which shows coverage of various properties, such as the Formula One motor-racing world championship

The VodafoneZiggo joint venture will combine Ziggo's television and broadband activities with Vodafone Netherlands’ mobile operations.

VodafoneZiggo will have a combined revenue of more than €4bn ($4.2bn).