SOURCE: Flow

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August 09, 2016 16:22 ET

'FlowRio2016Extra' App Among Top Downloads in the Region

Second Only to Pokemon Go in Google Play Store

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - Aug 9, 2016) - The 'FlowRio2016Extra' App peaked at the #2 spot alongside the worldwide phenomenon Pokemon Go, as Olympic fans in the Caribbean downloaded the latest feature from Flow, the Official Broadcast Partner of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. 'FlowRio2016Extra' App, which is free to all users, is trending on both iOS and Android and is part of Flow's commitment to transform the Olympic Games viewing experience across the Caribbean.

Customers are raving about the service; GregFF from Jamaica declared, "Flow has done something exceptional here. I have never been able to follow or experience the Olympic Games like this. Bravo @FLOWJamaica" - GregFF (Jamaica), Aug 06 2016 09:39 AM

Trinifido of Trinidad was elated and added, "Okay @FlowTT I have to rate you with this #FlowRioapp. It's awesome. #RioOlympics2016." Fellow Trinidadian, Lizimberlis reported being "...happy I have @Flowtt...Olympic coverage of basketball, cycling and even equestrian." Lizimberlis of Trinidad, Aug 06 2016 12:13 PM.

As news of the impressive ranking broke, Michele English, Acting President of Flow, stated, "This is a proud moment for us at Flow, considering this has come literally on the first day of the 2016 Olympic Games. To actually be in the trending category alone counts as a major accomplishment, to be second place to Pokemon Go which is also the #1 trending search for iOS is beyond impressive. Our goal is to continue to delight our customers with innovations such as the 'FlowRio2016Extra' App and we are thrilled that they are responding to the investments to serve them better." According to English, "the downloads have so far exceeded our initial expectations, and as the Olympic Games progress and more of our Caribbean athletes spring into action, we anticipate even more activity, more searches and in effect more downloads." Downloads are free to everyone, however, Flow customers have the added benefit of watching the live streams.

For English, the rating has taken on additional significance for the brand in light of the mammoth task the company has undertaken to prioritize and transform the customer experience. "As we place the customer at the heart of everything we do, we aim to complement, empower and enhance the consumers' ever-evolving lifestyle," English also said.

Olympic fans have been gravitating to the 'FlowRio2016Extra' App because of its ease, convenience and complete access to all things Olympics, wherever and whenever the consumer wants. The 'FlowRio2016Extra' App allows the user complete freedom to carry on with life as usual even while enjoying the Games and not be restricted to the confines of the living room sofa. The 'FlowRio2016Extra' App has amazing features including multiple camera angles, giving viewers a sense of actually being up front and center at all events across all 32 Olympic venues in Rio de Janeiro.

Download the Free app today! http://hyperurl.co/FlowRio2016Extra

NOTE TO EDITOR:
To view ranking visit the Google app store -- it is indicated in the trending section of the store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/collection/topselling_free?hl=en

For iOS, it displays in the trending searches, which once again are based on algorithms similar to Android. These trending searches are also region specific.

The store displays by region -- and is updated on a regular basis based on a complex algorithms, usually based on high volume downloads and usage over a short period. A mobile consumer survey reveals that nearly half of all mobile app users identified browsing the app store charts and search results (the placement on either of which depends on rankings) as a preferred method for finding new apps in the app stores. Simply put, better rankings mean more downloads and easier discovery.

As of July 2016; Android users were able to choose between 2.2 million apps. Apple's App Store remained the second-largest app store with 2 million.

About C&W Communications
CWC is a full service communications and entertainment provider and delivers market-leading video, broadband, telephony and mobile services to consumers in 18 countries. Through its business division, CWC provides data center hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customized IT service solutions, utilizing cloud technology to serve business and government customers.

CWC also operates a state-of-the-art submarine fiber network -- the most extensive in the region -- in over 30 markets. Learn more at www.cwc.com, or follow C&W on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter.

About Liberty Global
Liberty Global is the world's largest international TV and broadband company, with operations in more than 30 countries across Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. We invest in the infrastructure that empowers our customers to make the most of the digital revolution. Our scale and commitment to innovation enables us to develop market-leading products delivered through next-generation networks that connect our 29 million customers who subscribe to over 59 million television, broadband internet and telephony services. We also serve 11 million mobile subscribers and offer WiFi service across seven million access points.

Liberty Global's businesses are comprised of two stocks: the Liberty Global Group (NASDAQ: LBTYA) (NASDAQ: LBTYB) (NASDAQ: LBTYK) for our European operations, and the LiLAC Group (NASDAQ: LILA) (NASDAQ: LILAK) (OTC PINK: LILAB), which consists of our operations in Latin America and the Caribbean. 

The Liberty Global Group operates in 12 European countries under the consumer brands Virgin Media, Ziggo, Unitymedia, Telenet and UPC. The LiLAC Group operates in over 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean under the consumer brands VTR, Flow, Liberty, Mas Movil and BTC. In addition, the LiLAC Group operates a subsea fiber network throughout the region in over 30 markets.

For more information, please visit www.libertyglobal.com.

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