Telenet


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 […]

DTVE Digital Symposium tackles the bandwidth challenge facing operators in the post-COVID-19 era

The COVID-19 lockdown has seen massive spikes in broadband consumption and in the use of streaming video. Broadband connectivity has never been more important in delivering reliable premium service offerings. However, video service providers face big challenges in continuing to upgrade their infrastructure in a way that makes economic sense in the face of increased […]

Belgium’s Proximus to integrate Disney+ in packages

Belgium’s Proximus is stepping up competition in the streaming space by launching Disney+ on its TV service on September 15. Proximus is to give its All Stars and All Stars & Sports customers one year of Disney+ as part of their pack. The telco announced the integration of the Disney streaming service in its offering […]

Belgian streaming OTT JV Streamz greenlit for launch

Liberty Global-owned Belgian cable operator Telenet is now preparing the launch of its streaming JV with DPG Media after the venture secured approval from EC regulators. The local streaming platform, Streamz, will feature content from Flemish and international providers and will launch in the autumn. The pair will set up a new Jv company under […]

Liberty Global returns to customer growth, O2 JV ‘on track’

Liberty Global has been able to confirm its full-year financial guidance after turning in solid Q2 results that saw revenue fall as a result of the impact of COVID-19, adjusted EBITDA remain flat, and subscriber numbers rise thanks to a rebound in the UK. Revenue dropped by 4.5% to US$2.723 billion as a result of […]

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