Telenet to launch DTT service next month

Belgian cable operator Telenet is launching a DTT service designed to reach viewers beyond its cable network.

The service, called Teletenne, will launch on July 2 in Flanders and Brussels. Offering 13 channels from launch, Eén, Canvas, Ketnet/Op12, Vijf TV, VT4, Acht, National Geographic, MTV, Kanaal Z, Nickelodeon, Njam, Studio 100TV and Ment TV, the service will cost €11.50 per month. Customers will also need to buy an aerial and decoder package, costing €129.

Telent said it was targeting second homes, summer houses, student rooms, bedrooms and houses situated outside its cable network.

The cable operator is able to launch the service after it signed a deal with DTT operator Norkring Belgium in 2010 to use capacity on its network.

“With Teletenne we want to show that Telenet follows the customer everywhere. From now on you can easily watch television in digital picture quality in your second home, bedroom, caravan or student room. Several more channels will be added in the coming months. With Teletenne we respond to changing trends whereby consumers are accustomed to having access, always and everywhere, to their favourite entertainment services,” said Inge Smidts, Telenet’s senior vice-president residential marketing.