Belgium


KPN names Proximus’ Dominique Leroy as CEO

Dutch telco KPN has named Proximus chief Dominique Leroy as its new CEO, replacing Maximo Ibarra, who is taking over as chief executive of Sky Italia. KPN said Leroy would take the helm at the Dutch telco from December 1. Leroy has been CEO of Proximus, formerly Belgacom, since 2014, having joined the Belgian telco […]

Liberty to buy back shares and invest in UK as subscriber numbers drop

Liberty Global is following up on its promise to return value to shareholders following its sale of its German and central European units to Vodafone by using the proceeds from the sale for cash tender offers for its shares of up to US$2.5 billion (€2.2 billion), along with a promise of investing in Virgin Media, […]

Telenet posts improved performance, slams wholesale cable move

Belgian cable operator Telenet has reported an improved operational performance for the second quarter, with strong uptake of fixed-mobile converged bundles and broadband and post-paid mobile growth. Telenet said that uptake of its fixed-mobile converged Wigo and Yugo bundles had increased by 38,700, meaning that it now has 467,800 customers for these bundles, described as […]

Proximus sees converged offerings boost TV numbers

Belgian service provider Proximus added 5,000 TV customers to its base in the second quarter, alongside 6,000 internet and 25,000 post-paid mobile customers, which the operator said reflected the appeal of its converged and segmented offerings. On the downside, the Belgian operator saw a decline in equipment sales and continued erosion of its fixed voice […]

Proximus revamps sports offering

Belgian telco Proximus is making its sports offering available on the web and via an app as well as merging its sports services into a single option. The telco is making Jupiler Pro League and Proximus League football matches, along with European championships available the proximuspickx.be website and Proximus Pickx app as well as via […]

Eleven Sports secures International Champions Cup in Belgium

Sports broadcaster Eleven Sports has secured exclusive live rights to the International Champions Cup (ICC) in Belgium and Luxembourg. The pre-season tournament includes 18 games in total and features clubs including Real Madrid, Juventus and Bayern Munich. The majority of the matches are played in the US, but some games will be played in China, Sweden, […]

Eleven Sports names Proximus exec as business development chief for Belgium

Sports broadcaster Eleven Sports has named Massimo D’Amario as head of business development and sponsorship in Belgium and Luxembourg. D’Amario joins Eleven from Belgian telco Proximus, where he was managing director of Proximus Media House.  At Proximus, D’Amario, who will join Eleven on August 1, was responsible for rights acquisition, sports strategy and the production […]

Nielsen expands measurement for YouTube app on mobile to 26 new countries

Nielsen has expanded its advertising measurement to YouTube’s mobile app. Nielsen Digital Ad Ratings for YouTube Mobile will be available in 26 new markets: Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and […]

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” […]

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