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Telenet taps Media Distillery AI to improve user experience

Liberty Global-majority owned Belgian cable operator Telenet is teaming up with artificial intelligence specialist Media Distillery to use AI to improve the TV experience for users of digital video recorders and catch-up TV services. Telenet will tap into Media Distillery’s technology that accurately identifies when programmes actually start. This is a pain point for viewers […]

Telenet posts solid results and announces dividend

Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet has posted solid first-half results with what it described as improving trends for its video, broadband and fixed phone services, with marketing campaigns and fixed-term promotions leading to lower churn. Telenet also added 34,600 post-paid mobile subscribers thanks to strong take-up of its converged WIGO offering. The company reported […]

Activist investor takes aim at Telenet

Activist investor Lucerne Investment Partners has threatened legal action against Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet over the latter’s governance and what it sees as the overweening influence of Liberty Global. Lucerne, which holds a stake of just under 3% in the operator, has reportedly given Telenet a week to provide answers before it goes […]

Belgian regulators lay out plans for open fibre and cable networks

Belgian network operators including Proximus and cable operators Telenet and Brutélé will be forced to open up their networks to rival broadband and TV providers, and to offer broadband as a standalone product following a market assessment by the country’s principal regulators. The four regulators that form the Conference of Media and Telecom Regulators (CRC) […]

Nethys and Telenet make separate moves on Brutélé

Belgian industrial concern Nethys is moving to consolidate the Brutélé intercommunal cable network that operates services co-owned with Nethys under the Voo brand after Telenet made a new offer for the outfit, according to Belgian newspaper L’Echo. According to L’Echo, which also reported news of Telenet’s bid, Liége-based Nethys’s board voted last week to make […]

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, […]

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