Orange Belgium


Orange fails in bid to secure delisting majority in Belgian operation

Orange has failed to secure sufficient additional shares in its Belgian subsidiary that would enable it to delist the company. Orange’s €22 a share offer helped secure it an additional 23.94% of Orange Belgium’s share capital, which was the equivalent of just over half of the total number of shares targeted by the offer. However, […]

Orange holds close to 75% of Belgian unit

Orange has secured control of just under 75% of Orange Belgium shares after the closure of its initial offer period. Orange has been trying to acquire complete control of the Belgian company despite the opposition of some minority investors. Orange said that the conditions of offer have been met and payment would be made on […]

Orange stands firm on price for Belgian unit

Orange had declined to make an improved offer to acquire the shares in Orange Belgium that it does not already own, despite opposition from minority investors. Orange is offering €22 a share, which it says represents a 48% premium on the weighted average share price for the last three months. After Orange tabled the bid […]

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 […]

Orange Belgium slams regulator’s draft ruling on cable wholesale access

Orange Belgium has called for “material improvement” in new wholesale cable tariffs included a draft ruling by the CRC, which groups together several Belgian regulators. Orange complained that the draft, which has been submitted to the EC for approval, would undermine its strategy of offering a convergent offering. It said that the draft implies a […]

Dutch ruling ‘unlikely’ to impact Belgian cable wholesale regulation

The rejection by a Dutch court of cable wholesale regulation is unlikely to be followed by Belgium, according to analysts at Jefferies, with the two countries’ respective regulators making different assumptions in implementing the rules governing access to cable networks. Analysing the likely performance of Belgian telcos Proximus and Orange Belgium in light of the […]

Eleven agrees two-year extension to Orange deal

Eleven Sports has agreed a two-year extension to its distribution partnership with Orange in Belgium and Luxembourg. The new agreement means that Eleven Sports 1, 2 and 3 will continue to be distributed for free in HD in Orange’s standard digital television package for Orange Love customers. Orange customers in Belgium and Luxembourg will be […]

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 […]

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 […]

Porter: Telenet could bid for Voo

Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet’s CEO John Porter has expressed an interest in acquiring Voo, which operates in the French-speaking part of the country. Telenet is prepared to table a bid of between €1 billion and €1.3 billion for the operator, according to reports. Earlier, Orange had expressed an interest in acquiring the operator, […]