RTBF picks up Extreme E rights

Off-road racing Championship Extreme E has agreed a broadcast deal in Belgium with Radio Télévision Belge Francophone (RTBF). The all-electric contest will join RTBF’s portfolio of sports and motorsports including Formula One, WRC and FIFA World Cup. The inaugural season will start in Saudi Arabia in April, before hopping around the world to locales including […]

Proximus to air football matches free-to-air with RTBF

Belgian service provider Proximus has struck a deal with local broadcaster RTBF to air one match per month from the Proximus League – second-tier Belgian football league – on free-to-air TV. The competition in its entirety will still be available exclusively on pay TV platform Proximus TV through its Belgian Football option, which groups all […]

Philippot re-elected as EBU president

Jean-Paul Philippot of Belgian broadcaster RTBF has been re-elected for a fifth consecutive term as President of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) at the organisation’s 76th General Assembly in Bečići, Montenegro. Philippot, who has been president since 2009, will serve for another two years before ending his presidency in 2018. Monica Maggioni of Italy’s RAI, who […]

Belgacom expands TV Replay with RTL channels

Belgian telco Belgacom is expanding its TV Replay catch-up service by adding six channels from RTL and the public broadcasting organisation for the French-speaking part of the country, RTBF. Available from today, the new channels joining the service are RTL-TVI, Club RTL and Plug RTL. From RTBF, the networks being added to the service are La […]