Orange Belgium

Telenet and Orange agree mutual wholesale pact

Liberty Global-backed Belgian service provider Telenet has signed two commercial fixed wholesale agreements with rival Orange Belgium, subject to completion of the latter’s acquisition of Wallonian cable operator Voo. The pair have agreed to provide access to each other’s fixed networks on a commercial basis for a 15-year period. The deals will remain in force […]

Voo CEO resigns to be replaced by finance chief

Christopher Traggio, the CEO of Belgian cable operator Voo, has resigned to take on a new professional challenge, and has been replaced by chief financial officer Edouard Rodriguez. Traggio took the helm at the operator, which provides services in French-speaking Wallonia, in August 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Voo said that he […]

Orange Belgium deploys Xbox gaming offer to drive 5G uptake

Orange Belgium has launched a new gaming bundle in partnership with Microsoft. The new ‘Ultra Gaming’ package includes an Xbox All Access offer. This consists of the next-gen Xbox Series S console with a 24-month subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate which includes hundreds of high-quality games, day one releases and online multiplayer, as well […]

Telenet in talks to use Voo network to expand reach

Flemish cable operator Telenet has confirmed it is in talks with Orange Belgium to use the Voo cable network in the French-speaking part of the country to extend its reach, following press reports that the pair were in discussions. “Following the publication of a press article regarding the acquisition of the Walloon cable operator Voo […]

EC launches in-depth probe of Orange-Voo/Brutélé acquisition

The European Commission has opened an in-depth competition probe into the proposed acquisition of Belgian cable operators Voo and Brutélé by Orange. The EC said it was concerned that the deal may reduce competition in the retail markets for the supply of fixed internet services, audio-visual services and multi-play bundles including fixed-mobile convergent services) in […]

Orange Belgium agrees partnership with MediaKind

Orange Belgium has agreed a partnership with MediaKind to utilise its VSPP and Encoding Live solutions. The solutions have been deployed to enable a series of new targeted services that are set to launch on Orange Belgium’s smart devices. The smart devices are powered by Android iOS or Web, and provide Orange subscribers with entertainment […]

Orange Belgium taps Zappware for new Android TV offering

Orange Belgium has tapped technology provider Zappware’s NeXX 4.0 ecosystem for the launch of its next-generation Android TV-based TV offering. Zappware provided its AndroidTV Operator Tier solution to bring DVB-C channels and OTT streaming content together in an integrated user experience that is Orange-branded and customized. The multi-screen/multi-device user experience is powered by Zappware’s cloud-native […]

Orange Belgium launches new Android TV set-top

Orange Belgium has launched a new-generation 4K Android TV set-top, providing access to a range of content apps including Amazon Prime Video and Streamz, as well as access to Chromecast functionality and a new multiscreen cloud recording service. A new interface offers direct access to to local content providers including VRT NU and RTBF Auvio. […]

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 […]

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