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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 […]

Telenet sees convergence growth as TV base dips

Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet saw continued growth in its fixed-mobile convergence base of customers in Q2, while pay TV numbers were broadly flat. The operator had 598,900 converged customers at the end of the period, up 28% year-on-year, with penetration of its overall base now standing at around 29%. The higher proportion of […]

Liberty Global sees ‘some logic’ in Benelux combination but major challenges stand in way

Liberty Global sees “some compelling logic” in a combination of Belgian operator Telenet and its Dutch JV VodafoneZiggo, according to CEO Mike Fries, although such a combination is probably too complex to happen any time soon. Speaking online for a Bank of America Securies Telecom & Media Conference, Fries said there was “some compelling logic […]

Proximus gains TV subs amid lockdown frustration

Belgian service provider Proximus posted modest increases in its broadband and pay TV bases in the first quarter and said that it was unable to meet the full demand for additional services because the coronavirus lockdown prevented it from carrying out installations on customers’ premises. Proximus’ TV base grew by 1,000 in the quarter to […]

Luxembourg telco merger completed

The Luxembourg merger involving the integration of the activities of SFR-Coditel, which has been owned until now by Telenet SRL/BV, a subsidiary of Belgian cable operator Telenet Group Holding, with those of Eltrona, has been formally concluded. Telenet said that the merger confirmed the strategic partnership between Eltrona’s and Telenet’s shareholders. The agreement between Telenet […]

Proximus and Orange resume work on network sharing

Belgian service providers Proximus and Orange are fully resuming preparations for the implementation of a mobile access network sharing agreement that had been held up by the intervention of Liberty Global-backed rival Telenet. At the beginning of January, the Belgian competition regulator, in a procedure initiated by Telenet requesting interim measures, gave the telecom regulator […]

Telenet sells Luxembourg operation to Eltrona, takes stake in combined company

Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet is to fold its Luxembourg subsidiary into the country’s number one cable operator Eltrona, in which it is taking a minority stake. The agreement between Telenet and Eltrona’s shareholders will see Eltrona take over SFR-Coditel, Telenet’s existing operation in the Grand Duchy, through a merger, accompanied by the issue […]

Telenet teams up with DPG Media to launch ‘Flemish Netflix’

Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet has joined forces with DPG Media, the owner of commercial broadcaster VTM, to build a new streaming service with local and international content. Telenet said that the pair want to respond as effectively as possible to changing viewing habits and to offer a local alternative to international streaming giants. […]

Virgin Media video losses push down Liberty Global RGUs

Video subscriber losses at Virgin Media contributed in no small way to pushing down Liberty Global revenue-generating unit count in the third quarter. The cable giant lost 76,300 RGUs overall in the quarter, taking the total losses for the year-to-date to 80,400. Virgin Media’s RGU losses amounted to 53,000 for the quarter, which the company […]

Telenet sees FMC growth but video subs decline

Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet posted strong growth in its fixed-mobile customer base in the third quarter but saw its video base decline and its broadband base flatline. The company saw its video base decline by 4% year-on-year to 1.882 million. Basic video customers declined by 16% to 176,400 while enhanced video numbers were […]