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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 […]

Telenet CFO to leave in June

Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet’s chief financial officer Birgit Conix is to leave the company at the end of June. Conix, who has served as CFO for five years, is joining tourism group TUI Group. Telenet said it had begun the process of searching for a new CFO. Conix played an important role in […]

Telenet takes full control of De Vijver Media

Belgian cable operator Telenet has agreed to take full control of De Vijver Media, putting it in charge of the VIER, VIJF and ZES commercial channels and the Woestijnvis production house. The Liberty Global-owned operator said the deal will allow it to respond faster and more effectively to innovations in viewing experience or advertising, against […]

Proximus secures HBO shows with Be TV deal

Belgian telecom operator Proximus has struck a deal with pay TV service Be TV – hitherto available only on cable – to offer its channels on its platform. The move means that Proximus customers will be able to view HBO content in French on Be TV channels. Be TV, backed by Wallonian cable operator Voo, […]

Telenet making modest progress in tough market

Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet saw the positive impact of uptake of bundled offerings and a modest uptick in its fixed subscriber base partly offset by lower mobile telephony revenue in 2017, resulting in full-year re-based revenue growth of only 1%. Telenet turned in full-year revenues of €2.258 billion, up 4% year-on-year in nominal […]

Telenet and VOO agree Belgian MVNO deal

Telenet will provide mobile network access to Belgian cable operator Nethys, which operates under the VOO brand, as part of a new five-year MVNO deal between the companies. VOO will run its VOOmobile offering using the Telenet’s mobile network, which Telenet gained through its acquisition of BASE in 2016. VOO has been offering its customers […]

Virgin Media takes ‘Flemish noir’ brothel drama from Telenet

UK pay TV service Virgin Media has acquired exclusive rights to a ‘Flemish noir’ drama about an infamous brothel-lined street in Belgium. The deal for Chaussée d’Amour, which is considered ‘the ‘first’ original Flemish pay TV series locally, will see Virgin TV Full House customers given access on-demand. The series, produced in Dutch with English […]

Proximus sees off Telenet with exclusive Studio 100 deal

Belgian telecom operator Proximus has acquired the exclusive nationwide broadcasting rights to kids channel Studio 100 TV from the beginning of next year, leaving Liberty Global-backed Flemish rival Telenet in the cold. Studio 100 TV will be nationwide available in the basic offer of Proximus TV, in both French and Flemish, and exclusively for Proximus […]

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, […]

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