Luxembourg


Telenet moves into French-speaking Belgium with Altice acquisition

Liberty Global’s Belgian unit Telenet is to acquire cable operator Coditel Brabant from international cable and telecom group Altice for €400 million in a move that will extend its presence from Flanders to Brussels, French-speaking Wallonia and Luxembourg. Coditel Brabant operates under the SFR brand, providing cable services in Brussels, Wallonia and Luxembourg as well […]

RTL sees revenues climb, but net profit slips

International broadcaster RTL reported a 2.1% increase in revenue of €4.2 billion in the first nine months of the year. EBITA profit increased 5.6%, taking the total to €756 million. Net profit to shareholders, however, slipped to €443 million from  €464 million in the same period last year, with the company blaming a higher tax […]

M7 appoints former Zodiak CEO in management shakeup

Luxembourg-based M7 Group has named former Zodiak Media CEO Marc Antoine d’Halluin chairman of the board as part of a broader management shakeup at the firm. The pan-European satellite pay TV operator said the changes are designed to accelerate growth plans as the firm looks to develop its “content-centric approach”. M7 also upped chief operating […]

Clubbing TV strikes raft of new deals

Lifestyle and dance music service Clubbing TV has struck a raft of new distribution deal with European platform operators. The service has struck deals with Polish mobile platform Play, Dutch mobile operator T-Mobile/Knippr. Luxembourg’s Post Telecom and Serbian operator Telekom Srbija. The latest deals mean that Clubbing TV is now available in 35 countries with […]

SES sees record uptake for Rio Olympic Games

Satellite operator SES has seen record uptake of its satellite capacity for the Rio Olympics as compared to previous Games. The operator said that a total of 23,000 hours of capacity has been booked on four SES satellites — NSS-806, SES-4, NSS-7 and SES-3 – enabling broadcasts of coverage in the Americas, Europe, Asia and […]

New satellite and OTT TV service launches for Asian expats in Europe

Hamburg-based Bubbles Media has launched Bobbles.tv, a new satellite and OTT-delivered pay TV service with bouquets aimed at Chinese and Indonesian expatriates living in Europe, with services targeting Korean and Vietnamese speakers to follow in November. Versions of both the Chinese and Indonesian services are available on SES’s Astra satellite platform at 19.2° East, with […]

SFR Sport secures Portuguese top-tier football

SFR Sport has secured the exclusive rights to top-tier Portuguese football, adding to a portfolio of rights anchored on the English Premier League. The deal with Portugal’s La Liga means that SFR Sport will air coverage of the Portuguese championship exclusively in France, beginning tomorrow. The Altice-owned operator’s sports channels will air two to six […]

SES sees revenues and profits slide, but video business grows

Satellite operator SES saw its revenues and profits decline in the first half, as the company maintained that it was establishing the foundations for sustainable growth in the future despite “changing market dynamics” and “short-term headwinds” in the enterprise segment. SES’s first half revenues fell by 4.2%, or 4.8% at constant exchange rates, to €956.8 […]

M7 taps Media Broadcast Satellite for uplink services

Luxembourg-based international pay TV operator M7 Group has tapped German media services provider Media Broadcast Satellite to provide uplink services for its pay TV operations in the Benelux countries, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Under the terms of the deal, Media Broadcast Satellite will provide uplink services for six transponders on the Astra satellite position […]

Eleven Sports Network launches multiscreen service

International sports channel provider Eleven Sports Network has tapped online TV technology specialist NeuLion to launch a new digital service in Belgium, Luxembourg, Poland, Singapore and Taiwan. The service enables viewers to access live and on-demand remium sports content such as Euro 2016, Liga BBVA, Formula 1 or NBA on their tablet, mobile or laptop […]