Belgium


Telenet taps Media Distillery AI to improve user experience

Liberty Global-majority owned Belgian cable operator Telenet is teaming up with artificial intelligence specialist Media Distillery to use AI to improve the TV experience for users of digital video recorders and catch-up TV services. Telenet will tap into Media Distillery’s technology that accurately identifies when programmes actually start. This is a pain point for viewers […]

Telenet posts solid results and announces dividend

Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet has posted solid first-half results with what it described as improving trends for its video, broadband and fixed phone services, with marketing campaigns and fixed-term promotions leading to lower churn. Telenet also added 34,600 post-paid mobile subscribers thanks to strong take-up of its converged WIGO offering. The company reported […]

Proximus sees growth in TV and broadband

Belgian telecom operator Proximus said that it managed to build its TV and broadband base in Q2, despite this generally being a slow quarter for growth. Proximus added 9,000 TV customers in the quarter to take its total to 1.584 million, up 3.3% year. The company’s fixed internet base added 6,000 customers, taking that total […]

Proximus adds Bundesliga with Eleven Sports deal

Belgian telecom operator Proximus has added German Bundesliga football to its line-up of sports content alongside full coverage of the UEFA Champions League, La Liga, the Serie A, the FA Cup and EFL Cup, after striking a new deal with Eleven Sports. Proximus and Eleven Sports have reached an agreement whereby the three channels Eleven […]

Activist investor takes aim at Telenet

Activist investor Lucerne Investment Partners has threatened legal action against Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet over the latter’s governance and what it sees as the overweening influence of Liberty Global. Lucerne, which holds a stake of just under 3% in the operator, has reportedly given Telenet a week to provide answers before it goes […]

Belgian regulators lay out plans for open fibre and cable networks

Belgian network operators including Proximus and cable operators Telenet and Brutélé will be forced to open up their networks to rival broadband and TV providers, and to offer broadband as a standalone product following a market assessment by the country’s principal regulators. The four regulators that form the Conference of Media and Telecom Regulators (CRC) […]

Nethys and Telenet make separate moves on Brutélé

Belgian industrial concern Nethys is moving to consolidate the Brutélé intercommunal cable network that operates services co-owned with Nethys under the Voo brand after Telenet made a new offer for the outfit, according to Belgian newspaper L’Echo. According to L’Echo, which also reported news of Telenet’s bid, Liége-based Nethys’s board voted last week to make […]

Integan chooses Teleste for 1.2GHz upgrade

Cable technology outfit Teleste has been chosen as a vendor for cable network operator Integan’s upgrade project in Belgium. The agreement covers the deployment of 700 of Teleste’s AC8810 intelligent 1.2GHz nodes, which will be delivered during the next two years, starting in September 2018. Owned by the local municipalities in the area of Antwerp, […]

Orange Belgium taps Zappware to launch live mobile TV

Orange Belgium has launched live mobile TV as part of its convergent Love offering. Orange Love customers can now view live TV services on their smartphones and tablets via the Orange TV app, following a trial period. The app includes an enlarged TV guide, the ability set recordings on the TV set-top remotely, the ability […]

Proximus invests in eSports with ESL and Pro League

Belgian telco Proximus is to invest in eSports by promoting amateur and professional competitions and by setting up three official leagues in partnership with the likes of ESL and the Pro League. The telco said that it wanted to play “a primary role” in developing eSports in Belgium, relying on its expertise in network infrastructure, […]

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