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Telenet CIO Lloyd to leave company

Samantha Lloyd, chief information officer of Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet is to leave the company at the end of July. Lloyd will take on the role of chief data and information officer at a FTSE100 company based in the UK. Telenet said it will not refill the position. Under Lloyd’s leadership, Telenet created a […]

Telenet names Rodriquez to board

Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet has named Liberty’s EVP and chief technology officer Enrique Rodriquez to its board following the departure of Liberty commercial chief Diederik Karsten last month. Rodriquez will be appointed as director in the run up to Telenet’s general meeting on April 24. Rodriquez joined Liberty Global in July last year, […]

Liberty Global sees drop in video customers

Liberty Global’s announcement of the sale of its operation in Switzerland (see separate story) came as the company posted mixed Q4 and full-year results, with an acceleration in video losses in the three months to December. Liberty Global lost 32,500 revenue-generating units in Q4, meaning its gain for the year overall was 30,000. The company […]

ShortsTV renews deal with Telenet

ShortsTV has renewed its linear distribution deal with Telenet, with the channel now available to all Telenet households in Belgium. ShortsTV is localised in Dutch, available in HD, and is now part of Telenet’s basic digital TV offer that is available to more than 1.7 million subscribers. “We are very proud of our long-lasting partnership […]

Telenet launches set-top boxless youth-focused TV offering

Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet is launching its first TV offering that does not require a set-top box. The operator has launched a new bundle, branded as YUGO and targeted at smartphone users exclusively, with users able to cast content to the TV screen via Google Chromecast or Apple TV. The YUGO package comes […]

Telenet taps Teleste for network upgrade

Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet has signed up Finnish technology outfit Teleste to supply optical network products as part of an upgrade project to install 1.2GHz capable equipment in the optical section of the access network. Under the agreement Teleste will supply optical transmitters from its HDO product range and optical nodes from its […]

Telenet acquires local Brussels area network

Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet has acquired the local cable network of the Brussels municipality of Etterbeek. Telenet has offered TV, internet and fixed telephony services over the Etterbeek network since 1997 through a contract with the municipality. The latter decided to sell the network on expiration of this contract at the end of […]

Report: Belgian regulator to investigate Telenet-De Vijver deal

The Belgian Competition Authority is due to examine Telenet’s takeover of De Vijver Media to assess its potential impact on the local market, according to Reuters. The European Commission reportedly confirmed on Friday that it has referred the matter to the Belgian regulator after the Liberty Global-owned Telenet sought EU approval for the deal in early […]

Virgin Media powering Liberty Global as overall residential cable revenues dip

Strong growth from the UK’s Virgin Media has powered Liberty Global Q3 performance, while overall the cable giant saw residential cable revenue fall and mobile and B2B revenue rise. Virgin Media delivered revenue-generating unit additions of 105,000 in the third quarter, with growth from existing and new build areas being driven by its triple-play offers. […]

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 […]

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