De Vijver Media

Report: Belgian regulator to investigate Telenet-De Vijver deal

The Belgian Competition Authority is due to examine Telenet’s takeover of De Vijver Media to assess its potential impact on the local market, according to Reuters. The European Commission reportedly confirmed on Friday that it has referred the matter to the Belgian regulator after the Liberty Global-owned Telenet sought EU approval for the deal in early […]

Telenet takes full control of De Vijver Media

Belgian cable operator Telenet has agreed to take full control of De Vijver Media, putting it in charge of the VIER, VIJF and ZES commercial channels and the Woestijnvis production house. The Liberty Global-owned operator said the deal will allow it to respond faster and more effectively to innovations in viewing experience or advertising, against […]

EC gives green light to Telenet TV group acquisition

The European Commission has granted approval for Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet to acquires a 50% stake in local programmer De Vijver Media.  Telenet announced its deal to take the stake last June via an acquisition of Sanoma’s share for €26 million and an additional cash investment in the company of €32 million. After […]

EBU warns on possible consequences of Telenet acquisition

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has written to the European Commission to express its concerns about the merger of Belgian media groups Corelio, W&W and De Vijver Media with Liberty Global-owned cable operator Telenet. The EBU is concerned that after the merger, Telenet will act as both gatekeeper through its hold on TV distribution in […]

Telenet buys 50% of De Vijver Media

Telenet has bought a 50% stake in Belgium’s De Vijver Media, after buying Finnish media group Sanoma’s shares for €26 million and making an additional €32 million cash investment in the firm. De Vijver Media CEO Wouter Vandenhaute and his business partner Erik Watté keep 25 % of De Vijver Media through their company W&W, […]