Liberty Global to buy Virgin Media for $23.3bn
6 February 2013 Last updated at 14:22 GMT
US billionaire John Malone's cable group, Liberty Global, has agreed to buy the UK's Virgin Media in a cash and stock deal worth $23.3bn (£15bn).
The deal will create the world's largest broadband company, with 25 million customers in 14 countries.
In the UK, it will be the second biggest pay-TV business after BSkyB. Rory Cellan-Jones reports.