Belgacom sees TV growth accelerate in fourth quarter

Growth in Belgacom’s TV subscriber base accelerated in the fourth quarter of 2013, with an additional 20,000 TV households taking the company’s TV base to 1.479 million, up 6.7% year-on-year. Of these, 260,000 homes took multiple streams, with a further 11,000 multiple set-top boxes being added in the fourth quarter. TV revenue in the fourth […]

ARD and ZDF return to Belgacom

Belgian operator Belgacom has re-added German channels ARD (Das Erste) and ZDF to its TV platform after reaching a new agreement with the public broadcasters. Belgacom controversially dropped the channels last year after failing to agree licensing terms with ARD and ZDF. At the time the channels accused Belgacom of not compromising, despite ARD and […]

Belgacom rolls out TV Replay in Flanders and Brussels

Belgian telco Belgacom has launched its TV Replay service in Flanders and Brussels, allowing viewers to watch shows up to 36 hours after they’ve aired on different devices.  The service, which Belgacom began trialling in November, lets Belgacom TV customers access programmed from their TV, computer, tablet or smartphone. Starting from this week, the TV […]

Belgacom ready to participate in football JV

Belgian service provider Belgacom has said it is ready to participate in a non-exclusive multi-party joint venture with the country’s football Pro League in the wake of rival operator Telenet’s striking of a deal with the league. Liberty Global-owned Telenet said last week that it would enter a joint venture for live coverage of top-tier […]

Belgacom appoints new CEO

The Belgian government has appointed the executive vice-president of Belgacom’s consumer business unit, Dominique Leroy, as the telco’s new CEO.  The move comes after the government, which is the majority owner of Belgacom, ousted previous boss Didier Bellens in November, claiming it had lost confidence in Bellens due to his “repeated criticism” of the authorities. Leroy […]

Belgacom and SFR launch subscriber cloud services

Belgian telco Belgacom and French service provider SFR are separately launching cloud services that enable users to upload and view content from multiple devices, including, in Belgacom’s case, the TV.  Belgacom is launching Belgacom Cloud, enabling users to access photos, videos, music, calendars, contacts and more on the movie and via the TV. The Belgacom […]

Belgacom looks for new CEO after government fires Bellens

Belgian telco Belgacom has said it is searching for a new permanent CEO after the Belgian government, which is the majority owner of the firm, ousted current boss Didier Bellens at the end of last week. In a statement, Belgacom said it has “taken note of the Government’s decision to end the collaboration with Mr. […]

Belgacom begins online TV catch-up trial

Belgian telco Belgacom has started trialling TV Replay, a new service that will let Belgacom TV customers watch programmes up to 36 hours after they’ve been broadcast on their TV, computer, tablet or smartphone. Belgacom is inviting 10,000 Dutch-speaking Belgacom TV customers living in Flanders or Brussels to test TV Replay+ for free from the […]

Belgacom adds 19,000 TV subscribers

Belgian telco Belgacom added 19,000 TV subscribers in the third quarter, increasing its total TV customer base to 1.447 million.  The figure marks a year-on-year increase 8%, up from 1.340 million for Q3 2012. Some 249,000 of Belgacom’s TV households now also have multiple set-top boxes, the firm said. In terms of revenue, TV contributed […]

Belgacom adds Kanaal Z to TV everywhere offering

Belgacom has added Kanaal Z to its TV everywhere offering. The latest addition means that the TV Partout/TV Overal offering now provides over 40 TV channels, inucluding 13 in HD. Kanaal Z joins the French version of the channel on the platform and other new services including Cartoon Network – in its Dutch and French […]