The management team of the Belgian cable operator Integan has said it wants to postpone the sale of Interkabel’s TV activities to Telenet. Last month, Telenet and Interkabel announced a contract between the two companies to hand over all television activities to Telenet.
However, the deal was subject to approval from all four operators participating in the Interkabel venture; Integan, Interelektra, PBE and WVEN. Three of the companies seem to agree, but Integan, which is owned by 14 municipalities including the city of Antwerp, now has doubts about the agreement.
Earlier this year, Integan installed a committee of specialists to advise the 14 shareholders about the future of the network. The company now wants to first await the advice from the committee before selling the TV services on the network. One of the possible scenarios could be that the cities will also look to sell the networks themselves, not just the rights to deliver services over them.