Belgacom TV is rolling out its TV Everywhere service called TV Overal on September 3. Thirty channels will be available nationwide on PCs and Macs, laptops, tablets and smartphones.
Belgacom has acquired the rights to the UEFA Champions League games. Until now, the competition was broadcast by cablers Telenet (Flanders) and BeTV (Walloon). In addition, free-to-air broadcaster 2Be will broadcast one game per day under the new arrangement.
The number of Belgacom TV customers increased by 72,000 in Q4 2011 to a total of 1,211,000, representing an increase of 236,000 on an annual basis.
Belgacom’s IPTV business now has 920,000 customers after a year-on-year growth of 39%. An additional 52,000 subscribers were added in the third quarter of 2010, but the company admitted that demand for its free TV pack was beginning to fade.
Belgacom has announced an extension to its free TV offer first launched on July 11. The IPTV operator is giving customers a Belgacom TV basic subscription at no cost to those that already take telephony and broadband access.