Telenet


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 […]

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 […]

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