Liberty Global names mobile and cloud tech chief

Liberty Global has appointed Madalina Suceveanu to the newly-established role of managing director, mobile and cloud technology. Suceveanu, who will also sit on Liberty Global-backed Belgian service provider Telenet’s board, will report to Liberty Global chief technology officer Enrique Rodriguez. Suceveanu will be responsible for developing Liberty Global’s technology strategy and its investments in mobile […]

Telenet sees FMC base rise amid slower new broadband and mobile sub growth

Liberty Global-backed Belgian service provider Telenet saw its fixed-mobile convergence base rise significantly in the first quarter but experienced slower growth in broadband internet and mobile postpaid services. The company saw take up of its ONE(Up) FMC bundles grow by 22,700. However broadband subs rise by only 2,900 over the period. Post-paid mobile customers grew […]

Telenet strikes deal to sell cellular towers infrastructure

Liberty Global-backed Belgian service provider Telenet has struck a binding agreement to sell its mobile towers infrastructure to investment outfit DigitalBridge for €745 million. Telenet will sell 100% of the shares in a newly incorporated direct subsidiary of Telenet Group Holding NV, TowerCo, which will hold all of Telenet’s passive infrastructure and tower assets. Telenet […]

Liberty Global reportedly considering €600 million Belgian sale

Liberty Global is mulling selling off its Belgian tower business. According to a report from Bloomberg, the telco is considering a sale of the Telenet unit in a deal worth at least €600 million.  Telenet’s portfolio is made up of around 3,000 towers, and the company is Belgium’s largest cable TV operator. Sources said that […]

Telenet to make adverts unskippable

Liberty Global-backed Belgian service provider Telenet is to prevent subscribers from skipping adverts on recorded and catch-up shows in a move it says is designed to support local broadcasters. In response to what it described as requests from Belgian broadcasters, Telenet is to force viewers to sit through one minute of unskippable adverts before any […]

Telenet retains Premier League rights

Liberty Global-backed Belgian service provider Telenet has extended its deal for English Premier League rights for a further three years. The deal means that Telenet’s Play Sports service will remain the home of the English football competition at least until the 2024-25 season. Nearly all matches will be broadcast live on Play Sports with a […]

Telenet focuses on FMC as TV and triple-play numbers dip

Liberty Global-backed Belgian service provider Telenet has posted mixed Q1 results, with growth in its fixed-mobile convergence base and stable revenues offset by declines in its TV subscriber base and triple-play offering. Telenet saw its TV base decline by 3% in the year to March to 1.799 million, fuelled b a 25% drop in basic […]

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 […]