Belgium


Porter: Telenet could bid for Voo

Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet’s CEO John Porter has expressed an interest in acquiring Voo, which operates in the French-speaking part of the country. Telenet is prepared to table a bid of between €1 billion and €1.3 billion for the operator, according to reports. Earlier, Orange had expressed an interest in acquiring the operator, […]

RTL Play now live in Belgium

RTL Group has rolled out digital service RTL Play in Belgium, marking its third on-demand service launch this year. RTL Play went live in Belgium last week and its deployment follows the release of RTL Play in Croatia and RTL Most! in Hungary earlier in the year. All three platforms were developed in collaboration with […]

Owner denies Voo is for sale as Orange expresses interest

Belgian utility Nethys, the owner of Wallonia region cable operator Voo, has said that the company is not for sale after reports that mobile operator Orange wanted to buy it. Nethys’ administrative council said that it had taken note of Orange’s expression of interest in Voo, along with that of Telenet, but that it “unanimously […]

Telenet CFO to leave in June

Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet’s chief financial officer Birgit Conix is to leave the company at the end of June. Conix, who has served as CFO for five years, is joining tourism group TUI Group. Telenet said it had begun the process of searching for a new CFO. Conix played an important role in […]

Proximus sees strong TV and bundled offering growth

Belgian telecom operator Proximus added 71,000 TV customers in 2017, taking its total TV base to 1.56 million, up 4.8% over the year. Proximus now claims a TV market share of 36.8%, compared with 46.6% share of the broadband market and a 39.9% share of mobile. Proximus TV contributed to a modest 1.1% rise in […]

Stingray launches new music channel in exclusive deal with Proximus

Belgian telco Proximus has added a new music channel from Stingray Digital Group – Stingray Hits – to its TV offering. The channel, which will feature pop, pop-rock and dance hits, will be available exclusively to Proximus TV’s 1.5 million subscribers. Stingray Hits will offer a curated programming of music videos from local and international stars, […]

Proximus secures HBO shows with Be TV deal

Belgian telecom operator Proximus has struck a deal with pay TV service Be TV – hitherto available only on cable – to offer its channels on its platform. The move means that Proximus customers will be able to view HBO content in French on Be TV channels. Be TV, backed by Wallonian cable operator Voo, […]

Eleven secures top-tier German and Italian football for Belgian market

Sports network Eleven Sports has secured exclusive rights to German top-tier football in Belgium. Eleven sports has acquired live and exclusive Bundesliga rights for the next three seasons in an agreement with IMG. The deal will include exclusive highlights and near-live clips for social media as well as giving Eleven subscribers in Belgium access to […]

Virgin Media boosts Liberty Global in mixed quarter

Virgin Media’s performance helped Liberty Global beat analysts’ expectations on revenue growth in the fourth quarter, with the UK cable operator turning in rebased revenue growth of 4.4% thanks in part to the expansion of its footprint. However, Liberty saw slower subscriber growth in a number of markets. Virgin Media built out its network to […]

Telenet making modest progress in tough market

Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet saw the positive impact of uptake of bundled offerings and a modest uptick in its fixed subscriber base partly offset by lower mobile telephony revenue in 2017, resulting in full-year re-based revenue growth of only 1%. Telenet turned in full-year revenues of €2.258 billion, up 4% year-on-year in nominal […]

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