Tango taps Rovi for TV and VOD data

Belgacom-owned Luxembourg mobile service provider Tango has tapped TV technology provider Rovi to supply TV listings and video-on-demand data for its IPTV service. The agreement between Rovi and Tango is an extension of a previous agreement with Belgacom for entertainment metadata for its Belgacom TV service on pay TV, web and mobile platforms. Rovi will […]

Belgacom launches TV app store

Belgacom TV has launched a series of TV apps giving access to its own and third-party services. The service will be available to Belgacom TV subscribers with the latest generation of decoder. Kids publisher Chocolapps has created four interactive children’s books that will be available free of charge on the platform – The Three Little […]

TV growth boosts Belgacom full-year expectations

Belgacom added 39,000 TV subscriptions in the third quarter, taking its total TV customer base to 1.34 million. The Belgian telco sold subscriptions to 32,000 new households during the three months to September, and additionally sold 7,000 second-stream subscriptions to existing subscribers. Belgacom added 12,000 fixed internet lines in the quarter, taking its internet base […]

Euronews joins TV Partout

Euronews has joined Belgacom’s TV Partout multiscreen service. Belgian viewers can watch the French version of the service live on Android and iOS tablets and smartphones. The English-language version will join the platform soon. Euronews has been part of Belgacom’s IPTV service since 2005. “I am delighted that Euronews is pursuing its partnership with Belgacom […]

Belgacom boosts Flemish HD line-up

Belgacom is adding two new HD channels to its IPTV network. The Belgian telco will add Flemish channels VIER and VIJF to its channel line-up from Septemnber 1. This will take the total number of Flemish channels available on Belgacom’s network to five, including één and Canvas.

Belgacom launches TV Everywhere

Belgacom is launching its TV Everywhere platform nationwide next month. The TV Overal service allows users to watch TV on PCs, tablets and smartphones. From September 3, the service, which has been piloted since July 2011, will launch across Belgium with a 30-channel line-up. Belgacom’s top tier customers will be able to access the service […]

Belgacom takes on sponsorship of Division 2 football

Belgium’s Division 2 football league will become the Belgacom League as of August 22, with Belgacom TV customers able to watch coverage of the two best matches from each match-play day free of charge. Belgacom decided to extend its sponsorship of Division 2 after earlier striking deals to sponsor and broadcast the home matches of […]

Belgacom boosts TV base

Belgacom added 48,000 TV subscriptions in the second quarter, comprising 35,000 new households and 13,000 second-stream users, taking its TV total to over 1.3 million. The telecom operator sold an additional 34,000 multi-play packs in the quarter, taking its total to 1.18 million. Belgacom added 9,000 fixed-line broadband customers in the quarter, taking it to […]

AMC/Sundance Channel expands on-demand in Belgium and France

AMC/Sundance Channel Global has expanded it on-demand offerings in Europe. Sundance Channel is launching its on-demand service on the TV platform of Belgian telco Belgacom.  It has also partnered with French cable operator Numericable, to offer exclusive VOD rights for Mad Men to authenticated subscribers as a complement to Sundance Channel’s pre-existing linear service. “We’ll […]

Belgacom launches new subscription football service

Belgacom has unveiled its new football offering and is launching a new channel, Belgacom 11 Plus. The Belgian telco’s existing Belgacom 11 channel will continue to provide five weekly matches from the Jupiler Pro League, including exclusive coverage of the matches of Sporting de Charleroi and Waasland-Beveren, as well as second division matches, free of […]