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Chiddix, Simmons Join Virgin Media’s Board of Directors

Virgin Media Friday announced the appointment of three new directors, including former Time Warner Cable and OpenTV technology honcho James Chiddix and Steven Simmons, CEO of Simmons/Patriot Media & Communications.

Rounding out the newly appointed trio of directors is Andrew Cole, the chief marketing officer and senior vice president at Asurion, a leading handset insurance company.

Virgin Media is the U.K.’s largest cable operator.

“Individually and collectively, James, Andrew and Steven bring to our board a wealth of experience in the entertainment and communications industries,” Jim Mooney, Virgin Media’s chairman, said in a statement. “Their strategic insight will help Virgin Media capitalize on its unique assets and put its technology at the heart of a differentiated consumer offering.”

All the three will serve as independent, non-executive directors to the Virgin Media board.