Jim Jam launches Benelux feed

Chello Zone has launched a new version of its pre-school network Jim Jam, aimed at Dutch-speaking viewers, that will cover the Benelux region.  Chello Zone’s platform partners in Belgium and the Netherlands, including Ziggo, UPC Nederland, CAIW Media, Glashart Media and Delta Kabelcomfort will air the feed. Further operators, including those in Luxembourg, are also […]

Dormal leaves Numericable, takes role with OTT venture

Pascal Dormal has formally left his position as CEO of cable operator Numericable in Belgium and Luxembourg after six years to focus on developing medium-sized companies. In a note marking his departure, Dormal said he was currently involved in helping OTT video specialist Weepee achieve its ambitions to grow and become a market leader. Weepee […]

Tango taps Rovi for TV and VOD data

Belgacom-owned Luxembourg mobile service provider Tango has tapped TV technology provider Rovi to supply TV listings and video-on-demand data for its IPTV service. The agreement between Rovi and Tango is an extension of a previous agreement with Belgacom for entertainment metadata for its Belgacom TV service on pay TV, web and mobile platforms. Rovi will […]

SES readies Astra 2F for launch

Satellite operator SES’s Astra 2F satellite has arrived at the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, where it will be processed for launch on September 21. 
The satellite will be located at 28.2° East and carry Ku- and Ka-band payloads for the delivery of DTH and broadband services in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Astra […]

SES grows European business

Satellite operator SES continued to grow its European business both operationally and financially during the first quarter.   Revenues increased by 3.7% year-on-year to €240.3 million. Satellite capacity increased by 32 transponders thanks to the addition of Astra 1F at 55° East and Astra 1N at 28.2° East. Utilisation increased by 22 transponders, resulting in […]

Zattoo launches in Luxembourg

European web TV service provider Zattoo has teamed up with P&T LuxGSM to launch in the Luxembourg market. All P&T LuxGSM customers will be able to watch live TV on their smartphones, tablets and PCs at home via Zattoo, with a monthly fee of €2.99 giving access to about 40 channels. The move means that […]

Belgacom and OBN win UEFA rights

Belgacom has secured the Belgian and Luxembourg rights to UEFA Champions League football for the next three seasons. In addition to the exclusive broadcasting rights for the 112 matches granted by UEFA to pay TV, Belgacom has been granted the non-exclusive pay rights to 34 matches traditionally reserved for national channels, meaning that this is […]

SES expects HD Plus growth, 2011 results hit by decline in dollar

SES expects to reach one million paying customers for its HD Plus platform in Germany by the end of this year, according to the satellite operator’s CEO, Romain Bausch. Speaking on a conference call on the company’s full-year results, Bausch said that there were currently 2.5 million HD Plus reception cards in the market and […]

P&TLuxembourg updates IPTV platform with Netgem

Luxembourg IPTV operator P&TLuxembourg will roll out an enhanced IPTV service this month using Netgem set-top boxes and associated software. Subscribers to P&T’s premium package will receive a Netbox N8000 MediaCentre DVR, giving them access to over 200 IPTV channels, over-the-top VOD, catch-up TV and social media content from web applications. Customers will be able […]

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