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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, […]

Owner denies Voo is for sale as Orange expresses interest

Belgian utility Nethys, the owner of Wallonia region cable operator Voo, has said that the company is not for sale after reports that mobile operator Orange wanted to buy it. Nethys’ administrative council said that it had taken note of Orange’s expression of interest in Voo, along with that of Telenet, but that it “unanimously […]

Viceland extends Belgian reach

Youth-oriented media group Viceland has secured carriage of its Viceland channel with Belgian cable operator Voo and IPTV provider Orange, extending the channel’s reach in both Flanders and Wallonia. Viceland is currently available in Belgium via Proximus and Telenet. The move will bring content including Huang’s World, States of Undress and local Benelux productions Tokyayo, […]

Belgian watchdogs call for harder rules on TV and broadband competition

Belgian telecoms and media regulators have called for more competition in the country’s pay TV and broadband markets and proposed a number of new measures to achieve this. The four regulators covering both the Flemish and French-speaking regions of the country, the Vlaamse Regulator voor de Media, the Conseil Supérieur de l’Audiovisuel, the Medienrat, and […]