Telenet in talks to use Voo network to expand reach

Flemish cable operator Telenet has confirmed it is in talks with Orange Belgium to use the Voo cable network in the French-speaking part of the country to extend its reach, following press reports that the pair were in discussions. “Following the publication of a press article regarding the acquisition of the Walloon cable operator Voo […]

EC launches in-depth probe of Orange-Voo/Brutélé acquisition

The European Commission has opened an in-depth competition probe into the proposed acquisition of Belgian cable operators Voo and Brutélé by Orange. The EC said it was concerned that the deal may reduce competition in the retail markets for the supply of fixed internet services, audio-visual services and multi-play bundles including fixed-mobile convergent services) in […]

Orange Belgium announces deal to acquire 75% minus one share of VOO

Orange Belgium has announced an agreement with Nethys to acquire 75% minus one share in VOO SA. VOO is a telco that owns the cable network in the Walloon region and part of the Brussels region. It offers fixed and mobile services, along with broadband and pay TV. Orange said that the acquisition will provide […]

VOO launches personalisation-focused VOO TV+

Belgian telco VOO has launched a new redesigned TV experience. Dubbed VOO TV+, the operator has entirely redesigned its entertainment platform in a manner that promises a “100% personalised, multiscreen and mobile approach.” VOO TV services include over 70 local and international channels, a catalog of more than 1,500 VOD titles, premium live and on-demand […]

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 […]

Eleven Sports agrees new deals in Belgium

Sports channel provider Eleven Sports Belgium has agreed three new partnerships for Belgian football offering.   Eleven has secured a content partnership with Flemish public service broadcaster VRT for its coverage of the Belgian Pro League. The deal will see VRT continue to broadcast its Monday evening Pro League magazine show – Extra Time –  […]

Plume signs smart home deals with VOO, Sunrise

Smart home services platform provider Plume has announced two new deals with VOO and Sunrise.  The vendor earlier this year signed deals in the UK with TalkTalk and Virgin Media. The agreement with VOO will see subscribers in Belgium offered VOO WiFi+, a smart home service offering that has been designed to “improve, personalise and […]

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 […]

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