VRT Een, Canvas and Ketnet are currently available as free-to-air channels in Belgium, but the broadcaster has decided to terminate the DVB-T broadcasts on December 1 in order to save money and because “just” 45,000 viewers are using terrestrial reception.
The move by VRT caused some uproar, but the broadcaster stuck to mits plan to Dave EUR1 million by terminating its DVB-T broadcasts.
However, Antenne TV, the pay DVB-T2 service from M7 Group, which launched in December 2017, has now decided to bring the three VRT channels into its pay offer.
Antenne TV offers 15 channels for €9.95 per month via DVB-T2 including all private Belgian TV channels, and is now adding VRT.
People who want to continue receiving VRT need to acquire a Antenne TV compatible receiver as their current DVB-T receiver won’t function anymore.