Belgium


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 […]

Belgium’s Proximus to integrate Disney+ in packages

Belgium’s Proximus is stepping up competition in the streaming space by launching Disney+ on its TV service on September 15. Proximus is to give its All Stars and All Stars & Sports customers one year of Disney+ as part of their pack. The telco announced the integration of the Disney streaming service in its offering […]

Orange Belgium taps Zappware to deliver Eleven football channels to subscribers

Orange Belgium has tapped technology provider Zappware to deliver the football offering of Jupiler League rights holder Eleven Sports after becoming the first telecom operator to sign a distribution agreement with the sports broadcaster. Zappware implemented the integration of the Eleven Sports to make the Jupiler Pro League available for its customers for the coming […]

Eleven Sports agrees new deals in Belgium

Sports channel provider Eleven Sports Belgium has agreed three new partnerships for Belgian football offering.   Eleven has secured a content partnership with Flemish public service broadcaster VRT for its coverage of the Belgian Pro League. The deal will see VRT continue to broadcast its Monday evening Pro League magazine show – Extra Time –  […]

Liberty Global returns to customer growth, O2 JV ‘on track’

Liberty Global has been able to confirm its full-year financial guidance after turning in solid Q2 results that saw revenue fall as a result of the impact of COVID-19, adjusted EBITDA remain flat, and subscriber numbers rise thanks to a rebound in the UK. Revenue dropped by 4.5% to US$2.723 billion as a result of […]

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