Belgium


Eleven Sports teams up with Mediapro

Eleven Sports has teamed up with Spanish broadcaster and producer Mediapro to work on what the pair describe as a series of strategic international projects.  In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Eleven Sports and Mediapro will be looking to pull together their expertise and capabilities across the world to boost business. To begin, Mediapro is […]

Liberty Global sees ‘some logic’ in Benelux combination but major challenges stand in way

Liberty Global sees “some compelling logic” in a combination of Belgian operator Telenet and its Dutch JV VodafoneZiggo, according to CEO Mike Fries, although such a combination is probably too complex to happen any time soon. Speaking online for a Bank of America Securies Telecom & Media Conference, Fries said there was “some compelling logic […]

Proximus gains TV subs amid lockdown frustration

Belgian service provider Proximus posted modest increases in its broadband and pay TV bases in the first quarter and said that it was unable to meet the full demand for additional services because the coronavirus lockdown prevented it from carrying out installations on customers’ premises. Proximus’ TV base grew by 1,000 in the quarter to […]

Dutch ruling ‘unlikely’ to impact Belgian cable wholesale regulation

The rejection by a Dutch court of cable wholesale regulation is unlikely to be followed by Belgium, according to analysts at Jefferies, with the two countries’ respective regulators making different assumptions in implementing the rules governing access to cable networks. Analysing the likely performance of Belgian telcos Proximus and Orange Belgium in light of the […]

Eleven Sports secures complete Belgian football deal after intensive negotiations

Sports broadcaster Eleven Sports Belgium has confirmed that it has secured live and exclusive rights to Belgian domestic football for the next five years after concluding a deal with the Pro League. Eleven has secured rights to air matches from the Belgian First Division A, the First Division B, the women’s Super League, the Belgian […]

Proximus and Orange resume work on network sharing

Belgian service providers Proximus and Orange are fully resuming preparations for the implementation of a mobile access network sharing agreement that had been held up by the intervention of Liberty Global-backed rival Telenet. At the beginning of January, the Belgian competition regulator, in a procedure initiated by Telenet requesting interim measures, gave the telecom regulator […]

Proximus launches two new TV packages

Belgian service provider Proximus is to launch two new TV packages on March 5. All Stars offers access to an on-demand catalogue of over 400 movies and Belgian and international series. Forthcoming titles include Oscar-winner Parasiteand the fourth season of The Handmaid’s Tale in the coming months. All Stars also includes Netflix along with a range of thematic […]

Telenet sells Luxembourg operation to Eltrona, takes stake in combined company

Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet is to fold its Luxembourg subsidiary into the country’s number one cable operator Eltrona, in which it is taking a minority stake. The agreement between Telenet and Eltrona’s shareholders will see Eltrona take over SFR-Coditel, Telenet’s existing operation in the Grand Duchy, through a merger, accompanied by the issue […]

Proximus TV growth fails to offset prepaid mobile and fixed voice losses

Growth in Belgian service provider Proximus’s TV and broadband subscribers and revenues failed to compensate for a decline in its prepaid mobile and fixed voice base and declining inbound mobile revenues last year, leading the company to post a drop in domestic revenues of 1.7%. Proximus grew its TV base by 22,000 last year to […]

Liberty Global hit by UK subscriber decline

Liberty Global’s fourth quarter results were hit by accelerating TV losses and an overall decline in customer numbers, with the UK, Ireland, Belgium and Switzerland all contributing to the decline. Virgin Media lost 110,900 revenue-generating units in the UK and Ireland and its customer base declined by 9,400, compared with a customer gain of 9,000 […]

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