Belgium


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 […]

Telenet, Proximus, Mediahuis and Pebble Media create joint ad sales house

Liberty Global-owned Belgian service provider Telenet and its content arm SBS, publishing group Mediahuis, national service provider Proximus and its Skynet brand, and digital ad-sales outfit Pebble Media are joining forces to create a national sales house. The partnership of local media players aims to provide advertisers with creative and efficient solutions to reach their […]

RTL Group consolidates Belgian operation

RTL Group has agreed in principle with its co-shareholders in the group’s Belgian TV and radio operations to acquire their shares in RTL Belgium for cash and RTL Group treasury shares. The move will take RTL Group’s shareholding in RTL Belgium to 100%. Currently, RTL Group is the controlling shareholder in RTL Belgium even without […]

Liberty Global’s Fries looking to Belgian merger, fixed-mobile convergence

Liberty Global is hoping part-owned Belgian operator Telenet will take advantage of the renewed sale of Wallonia-region cable operator Voo to create a national-scale player in the country, according to CEO Mike Fries.  Speaking at the Morgan Stanley European Technology, Media and Telecom conference online last week,  Fries said that the acquisition of Voo by […]

Mixed fortunes for telcos in TV in Q3

A clutch of European telcos across Switzerland and the Benelux reported their Q3 numbers this week, with mixed results for their respective TV services. Swisscom has struggled to increase its TV base in what the company regularly describes as a saturated market. The operator did see its TV numbers rise by a modest 0.7% year-on-year, […]

Proximus teams up with On Rewind for interactive sports player

Belgian telco Proximus has signed up with technology outfit On Rewind to provide its All Sports customers with a new interactive sports player on the Proximus Pickx app and website, timed to coincide with the resumption of UEFA Champions League football. The Pickx app will give users live access to team line-ups, match statistics and […]

Parrot Analytics: The Mandalorian surges in Belgium following Disney+ debut

Perennial crowd pleaser The Mandalorian continues to prove a hit with audiences in Belgium following the debut of Disney+ in September, says Parrot Analytics. Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based on the application of artificial intelligence to expressions of demand across social media, fan sites, peer-to-peer protocols […]

Proximus taps 3SS and Technolor for Android TV Operator Tier-based Pickx

Proximus Pickx, the new combined IPTV and OTT offering from Belgium’s Proximus is rolling out on an Android TV Operator Tier set-top box using a custom launcher provided by 3 Screen Solutions. The new service replaces Proximus’ legacy AOSP-based TV offering and is currently being made available to all subscribers of the existing TV offer, comprising over […]

Ex-Proximus CEO Leroy becomes Deutsche Telekom Europe chief

Former Proximus CEO Dominique Leroy is to join the board of Deutsche Telekom’s as head of the latter’s Europe segment – referring to countries within Europe outside Germany – from November 1. Leroy succeeds Srini Gopalan, who will assume responsibility for Deutsche Telekom’s Germany segment at the same time. Leroy was CEO of Belgium operator […]

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