Ex-Proximus CEO Leroy becomes Deutsche Telekom Europe chief

Former Proximus CEO Dominique Leroy is to join the board of Deutsche Telekom’s as head of the latter’s Europe segment – referring to countries within Europe outside Germany – from November 1. Leroy succeeds Srini Gopalan, who will assume responsibility for Deutsche Telekom’s Germany segment at the same time. Leroy was CEO of Belgium operator […]

Belgium’s Proximus to integrate Disney+ in packages

Belgium’s Proximus is stepping up competition in the streaming space by launching Disney+ on its TV service on September 15. Proximus is to give its All Stars and All Stars & Sports customers one year of Disney+ as part of their pack. The telco announced the integration of the Disney streaming service in its offering […]

Proximus to accelerate fibre build-out, sees solid TV growth

Belgian telco Proximus, which managed to grow its TV and broadband base in Q2, has moved to accelerate its rollout of fibre networks across the country by signing MoUs with Eurofiber in Wallonia and Delta Fiber in Flanders. Proximus and Eurofiber, which is expanding from an enterprise-focused business into the FTTH space, will now discuss […]

Proximus strikes distribution deal with football rights holder Eleven

Belgian telco Proximus has struck a deal with sports broadcaster Eleven Sports for distribution of its new Pro League channels covering all live Belgian football matches, including the Jupiler Pro League and D1B, on TV and other screens via its Pickx multiscreen service for the next five seasons. The new agreement with Eleven comes on […]

Proximus launches Apple TV 4K offer

Belgian telco Proximus has started offering its TV customers discounted Apple TV 4K units. Starting today, new and existing Proximus customers will be offered the UHD Apple set top box for €69 in combination with the‘Epic combo full’ pack. The pack offers access access to more than 80 channels and a variety of on demand […]

Proximus gains TV subs amid lockdown frustration

Belgian service provider Proximus posted modest increases in its broadband and pay TV bases in the first quarter and said that it was unable to meet the full demand for additional services because the coronavirus lockdown prevented it from carrying out installations on customers’ premises. Proximus’ TV base grew by 1,000 in the quarter to […]

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 […]

Proximus and Orange resume work on network sharing

Belgian service providers Proximus and Orange are fully resuming preparations for the implementation of a mobile access network sharing agreement that had been held up by the intervention of Liberty Global-backed rival Telenet. At the beginning of January, the Belgian competition regulator, in a procedure initiated by Telenet requesting interim measures, gave the telecom regulator […]

Proximus launches two new TV packages

Belgian service provider Proximus is to launch two new TV packages on March 5. All Stars offers access to an on-demand catalogue of over 400 movies and Belgian and international series. Forthcoming titles include Oscar-winner Parasiteand the fourth season of The Handmaid’s Tale in the coming months. All Stars also includes Netflix along with a range of thematic […]

Proximus TV growth fails to offset prepaid mobile and fixed voice losses

Growth in Belgian service provider Proximus’s TV and broadband subscribers and revenues failed to compensate for a decline in its prepaid mobile and fixed voice base and declining inbound mobile revenues last year, leading the company to post a drop in domestic revenues of 1.7%. Proximus grew its TV base by 22,000 last year to […]