Belgium


Telenet to make adverts unskippable

Liberty Global-backed Belgian service provider Telenet is to prevent subscribers from skipping adverts on recorded and catch-up shows in a move it says is designed to support local broadcasters. In response to what it described as requests from Belgian broadcasters, Telenet is to force viewers to sit through one minute of unskippable adverts before any […]

Telenet retains Premier League rights

Liberty Global-backed Belgian service provider Telenet has extended its deal for English Premier League rights for a further three years. The deal means that Telenet’s Play Sports service will remain the home of the English football competition at least until the 2024-25 season. Nearly all matches will be broadcast live on Play Sports with a […]

French streamer BrutX begins international rollout

French streaming service BrutX has launched in Belgium, Switzerland and Luxembourg. The international expansion of the service, which follows its launch in France, is available in the three Francophone markets as of today. The move is the first part of a wider international expansion plan. The streamer’s founders aim to launch it more widely in […]

Amazon Prime Video launches on Proximus

Amazon Prime Video has launched on Proximus’s TV platform in Belgium, available direct from the latest generation of Proximus Android TV set-tops. The agreement, integrating the Prime Video app on the Android box, means that Proximus customers with an Amazon Prime membership and the relevant device will be able to access the app direct. The […]

Orange fails in bid to secure delisting majority in Belgian operation

Orange has failed to secure sufficient additional shares in its Belgian subsidiary that would enable it to delist the company. Orange’s €22 a share offer helped secure it an additional 23.94% of Orange Belgium’s share capital, which was the equivalent of just over half of the total number of shares targeted by the offer. However, […]

Telenet focuses on FMC as TV and triple-play numbers dip

Liberty Global-backed Belgian service provider Telenet has posted mixed Q1 results, with growth in its fixed-mobile convergence base and stable revenues offset by declines in its TV subscriber base and triple-play offering. Telenet saw its TV base decline by 3% in the year to March to 1.799 million, fuelled b a 25% drop in basic […]

Orange holds close to 75% of Belgian unit

Orange has secured control of just under 75% of Orange Belgium shares after the closure of its initial offer period. Orange has been trying to acquire complete control of the Belgian company despite the opposition of some minority investors. Orange said that the conditions of offer have been met and payment would be made on […]

Orange stands firm on price for Belgian unit

Orange had declined to make an improved offer to acquire the shares in Orange Belgium that it does not already own, despite opposition from minority investors. Orange is offering €22 a share, which it says represents a 48% premium on the weighted average share price for the last three months. After Orange tabled the bid […]

Telenet deepens media involvement with Caviar acquisition

Liberty Global-backed Flemish cable operator Telenet has deepened its involvement in the media business by acquiring a 49% stake in production outfit Caviar Group. Caviar, with bases in Brussels, Antwerp and Mechelen, started out as a purely Flemish production company but has expanded internationally, producing TV programmes, including fiction, and advertising content. Telenet, which owns […]

Proximus extends Champions League rights deal

Belgian service provider Proximus has extended its exclusive rights to UEFA Champions League football to the next three seasons. Through this new agreement with UEFA, Proximus will be the only operator in Belgium to broadcast all of the UEFA Champions League matches. Fans will be able to either choose to watch the match they want […]

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