Telenet secures rights to remaining Jupiler League matches

Belgian cable operator Telenet has secured the rights to show all football matches from the country’s Jupiler League from next season, according to various Belgian press reports. Telenet, which had earlier secured non-exclusive rights to a limited number of games, will pay a reported additional €4.8 million a year on top of the €60 million […]

Belgacom supports second-league football

Belgacom has acquired the rights to home matches of four clubs in the country’s Division 2 football league and has struck sponsorship agreements with Sporting Charleroi, AS Eupen, Royal Antwerp FC and KV Waasland-Beveren. Belgacom, whih already supports Belgian teams the Red Devils, RSC Anderlecht, AA Gent and Lokeren, and holds rights to show five […]

Belgacom to offer music on-demand from Deezer

Belgacom has struck a deal with on-demand music provider Deezer to offer unlimited access to over 13 million music tracks. Belgacom claims to be the first operator in Belgium to integrate unlimited music subscription to various of its Internet and mobile packs. The Deezer for Belgacom service will be launched in the next few weeks, […]

Belgacom sees TV growth despite loss of football exclusivity

Belgian telco Belgacom saw its TV base grow by 52,000 in the last quarter despite its loss of an exclusive hold on rights to the country’s football league, the Jupiler League. Belgacom reported 1.139 million TV customers, including 963,000 fixed-line TV customers, at the end of September, up 168,000 year-on-year, of which 176,000 took its […]

Former Belgacom chief calls for merger talks

Belgacom’s former CEO Bessel Kok has called for more rapid privatization of the company and the possible restart of merger talks with Dutch telco KPN in order to protect itself against competitive threats. Kok, who still has a minor role with the operator as chairman of an internet subsidiary involved in the Middle East, told […]

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