Belgium


Liberty Global turns in modestly positive quarter

CEO Mike Fries hailed UK operation Virgin Media’s ability to deliver “improved subscriber trends” and its “compelling new fixed-mobile convergence bundles”, despite pressure on cable service ARPU in the market.  He said that the company’s Swiss operation, the sale of which is now under review by the Swiss Competition Authority, was producing “emerging green shoots” […]

Proximus sees growth in TV base despite lower spend

Belgian telecom operator Proximus saw growth in TV and fixed broadband customers in the first quarter, despite lower marketing, and saw its latest convergent offerings gain traction. Proximus added 7,000 new TV subscriptions to its base in the first quarter, translating into an uplift of 2.8% year-on-year. The number of fixed internet customers grew to 2,065,000 at the end […]

Telenet gets lift from fixed-mobile convergence

Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet’s operational performance in the first quarter was boosted by solid take up of its fixed-mobile convergence bundles, although revenue and like-for-like EBITDA were broadly flat year-on-year. Telenet saw take up of its Wigo and Yugo bundles increase by 29,400 to 429,000 during the quarter, the company’s best result since […]

Telenet CIO Lloyd to leave company

Samantha Lloyd, chief information officer of Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet is to leave the company at the end of July. Lloyd will take on the role of chief data and information officer at a FTSE100 company based in the UK. Telenet said it will not refill the position. Under Lloyd’s leadership, Telenet created a […]

Walter Presents launching in Belgium

International drama-focused SVOD service Walter Presents is rolling out in Belgium.  The service, which originated as a VOD play on UK broadcaster Channel 4 in January 2016, will launch to Flemish audiences mid-April through a partnership with media group Medialaan, which operates Flanders-based commercial channel VTM. Walter Presents will be made available on VTM’s newly […]

Proximus launches new Combo for millennials

Belgian service providers Proximus has launched its new offering tailored to millennials. Epic Combo includes a mobile subscription with unlimited data for popular video, music and social media apps. In addition, users have unlimited high-speed internet at home and can watch the most popular TV channels live or in replay mode via the Proximus TV […]

Telenet names Rodriquez to board

Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet has named Liberty’s EVP and chief technology officer Enrique Rodriquez to its board following the departure of Liberty commercial chief Diederik Karsten last month. Rodriquez will be appointed as director in the run up to Telenet’s general meeting on April 24. Rodriquez joined Liberty Global in July last year, […]

Eleven agrees two-year extension to Orange deal

Eleven Sports has agreed a two-year extension to its distribution partnership with Orange in Belgium and Luxembourg. The new agreement means that Eleven Sports 1, 2 and 3 will continue to be distributed for free in HD in Orange’s standard digital television package for Orange Love customers. Orange customers in Belgium and Luxembourg will be […]

TF1’s Newen acquires Belgian production outfit

French commercial broadcaster TF1’s Newen production outfit has acquired a majority stake in Belgian production company De Mensen. Newen has taken a 60% stake in the company, which produced Flemish-language recurring and live shows for broadcasters and platforms including Netflix. Founders Raf Uten and Maurits Lemmens will retain a minority stake in the venture. Newen […]

Proximus grows TV base and launches new converged pack for millennials

Belgian telco Proximus continued to grow its TV base in 2018, adding 50,000 customers in the course of the year to take its total to 1.611 million, up 3.2%. Proximus increased its TV market share by half a percentage point in the course of the year to take it to 37.3%. The company has also […]

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