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Liberty Global reportedly considering €600 million Belgian sale

Liberty Global is mulling selling off its Belgian tower business. According to a report from Bloomberg, the telco is considering a sale of the Telenet unit in a deal worth at least €600 million.  Telenet’s portfolio is made up of around 3,000 towers, and the company is Belgium’s largest cable TV operator. Sources said that […]

Telenet to make adverts unskippable

Liberty Global-backed Belgian service provider Telenet is to prevent subscribers from skipping adverts on recorded and catch-up shows in a move it says is designed to support local broadcasters. In response to what it described as requests from Belgian broadcasters, Telenet is to force viewers to sit through one minute of unskippable adverts before any […]

Telenet retains Premier League rights

Liberty Global-backed Belgian service provider Telenet has extended its deal for English Premier League rights for a further three years. The deal means that Telenet’s Play Sports service will remain the home of the English football competition at least until the 2024-25 season. Nearly all matches will be broadcast live on Play Sports with a […]

Telenet focuses on FMC as TV and triple-play numbers dip

Liberty Global-backed Belgian service provider Telenet has posted mixed Q1 results, with growth in its fixed-mobile convergence base and stable revenues offset by declines in its TV subscriber base and triple-play offering. Telenet saw its TV base decline by 3% in the year to March to 1.799 million, fuelled b a 25% drop in basic […]

Telenet deepens media involvement with Caviar acquisition

Liberty Global-backed Flemish cable operator Telenet has deepened its involvement in the media business by acquiring a 49% stake in production outfit Caviar Group. Caviar, with bases in Brussels, Antwerp and Mechelen, started out as a purely Flemish production company but has expanded internationally, producing TV programmes, including fiction, and advertising content. Telenet, which owns […]

Telenet names tech partners for 5G rollout

Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet has chosen Ericsson, Nokia, and Google Cloud as partners for the rollout of its 5G network.  The decisions set Telenet on course for the next step in preparing for the 5G network rollout. Ericsson is already operating the mobile network of Telenet and the pair have now extended their partnership […]

Telenet, Proximus, Mediahuis and Pebble Media create joint ad sales house

Liberty Global-owned Belgian service provider Telenet and its content arm SBS, publishing group Mediahuis, national service provider Proximus and its Skynet brand, and digital ad-sales outfit Pebble Media are joining forces to create a national sales house. The partnership of local media players aims to provide advertisers with creative and efficient solutions to reach their […]

Liberty Global’s Fries looking to Belgian merger, fixed-mobile convergence

Liberty Global is hoping part-owned Belgian operator Telenet will take advantage of the renewed sale of Wallonia-region cable operator Voo to create a national-scale player in the country, according to CEO Mike Fries.  Speaking at the Morgan Stanley European Technology, Media and Telecom conference online last week,  Fries said that the acquisition of Voo by […]

Mixed fortunes for telcos in TV in Q3

A clutch of European telcos across Switzerland and the Benelux reported their Q3 numbers this week, with mixed results for their respective TV services. Swisscom has struggled to increase its TV base in what the company regularly describes as a saturated market. The operator did see its TV numbers rise by a modest 0.7% year-on-year, […]

Jeroen Bronselaer upped to CEO of SBS by Telenet

Belgian telco Telenet has announced the appointment of Jeroen Bronselaer as the CEO of SBS. The 41-year old Bronselaer currently serves as Telenet’s SVP of residential marketing, and will succeed Peter Quaghebeur, who will leave SBS on November 1. Along with overseeing the channel group, Bronselaer will be responsible for managing all Telenet media activities […]

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