Proximus signs up 3SS for IPTV service

Set-top box software provider 3 Screen Solutions (3SS) has been selected by Belgian telco Proximus to provide the tech behind the Proximus Pickx next generation IPTV service based on Android TV Operator Tier. Proximus Pickx is Europe’s first Android P based TV project and had its pilot launch in October. The platform offers subscribers a […]

Proximus signs deal with RMB to debut targeted advertising

Belgian telco Proximus has struck an agreement with media agency Régie Média Belge (RMB) to launch addressable advertising on its TV service across Francophone Belgium. RMB will use the Proximus platform to launch targeted ad campaigns from the first quarter of next year. The deal comes as Proximus is preparing the commercial launch of its […]

Proximus names former Canal+ exec Boutin as CEO

Belgian telco Proximus has named Guillaume Boutin as its new CEO with a six-year contract. Boutin joined Proximus as chief consumer market officer in 2017. He replaces Sandrine Dufour, who took over as interim CEO after the previous holder of the post, Dominique Leroy, was forced to leave earlier than planned under the shadow of […]

Proximus edges forwards with TV and broadband

Belgian service provider Proximus expressed satisfaction in growing its TV and fixed broadband bases in what it characterises as a tough market. The company added 3,000 new TV customers to its subscriber base in the third quarter, taking its total to 1.635 million. The company added 8,000 fixed internet customers, taking its total to 2.079 […]

KPN confirms Farwerck as new CEO amid management changes

KPN has confirmed the appointment of Joost Farwerck as its new CEO following the debacle of its appointment of former Proximus chief executive Dominique Leroy, which was cancelled this week following the opening of an investigation regarding share dealing by the executive in the weeks leading up to her nomination. The Dutch telco had earlier […]

Proximus targets millennials with TV, cloud gaming and streaming

In a move clearly aimed at attracting a younger market segment, Belgian telecom operator Proximus has launched a new consumer offering that combines TV and cloud gaming along with mobile connectivity and a new Android Pie-based V7 set-top. The operator’s new Epic Combo package will include TV with the Proximus Pickx TV app and website […]

KPN calls time on appointment of under-investigation Leroy

Dutch telco KPN has said Dominique Leroy “is no longer a candidate” to be chief executive of the company after its appointment of the former Proximus CEO was derailed by an investigation into the sale of shares by the latter ahead of her resignation from the Belgian service provider. KPN said that the length of […]

Proximus’s Leroy ‘regrets perception’ created by share sale ahead of KPN move

Proximus CEO Dominique Leroy has come under fire over the sale of shares in the Belgian telco ahead of the announcement that she is to be appointed CEO of KPN. Leroy, who sold shares in Proximus on August 1, a month ahead of the KPN announcement, apologised for the perception created by the move. Leroy […]

KPN names Proximus’ Dominique Leroy as CEO

Dutch telco KPN has named Proximus chief Dominique Leroy as its new CEO, replacing Maximo Ibarra, who is taking over as chief executive of Sky Italia. KPN said Leroy would take the helm at the Dutch telco from December 1. Leroy has been CEO of Proximus, formerly Belgacom, since 2014, having joined the Belgian telco […]

Proximus sees converged offerings boost TV numbers

Belgian service provider Proximus added 5,000 TV customers to its base in the second quarter, alongside 6,000 internet and 25,000 post-paid mobile customers, which the operator said reflected the appeal of its converged and segmented offerings. On the downside, the Belgian operator saw a decline in equipment sales and continued erosion of its fixed voice […]