In a statement, Nethys said that it took note of the expressions of interests that had been put forward by both Orange and Telenet and that the board of directors “once again unanimously expressed its position that VOO is not for sale”.
The statement was signed by chairman of the board Pierre Meyers and managing director Stéphane Moreau.
Earlier this month Orange put forward what it described as a “declaration of interest” in VOO. It follows an agreement that will see VOO offer its mobile service via the Telenet network from next year – an agreement that fuelled speculation about a rapprochement between Telenet and VOO.
VOO offers triple play services on the networks owned by Nethys and Brutélé in Wallonia and parts of Brussels, and is the equivalent of Telenet, who operates services in Flanders and others parts of Brussels. Orange Belgium has third-party access to the Telenet cable networks.