The Belgian competition agency will examine Telenet’s bid for publisher De Vijver Media because of the potential impact of the deal on the local market, the European Commission said.
At September 30, 2018, Telenet served 2,135,700 unique customer relationships, which represented approximately 64% of the 3,341,700 homes passed in Flanders and Brussels.
Named LN24 for Les News 24, a new 24 hour news channel is set to launch in Belgium, headed by former editor-in-chief of l’Echo, Joan Condijts and his colleague, political journalist Martin Buxant.
Proximus has said that it TV customer base grew by 11,000 in the third quarter of 2018, reaching 1,595,000 (+ 3.4% year-on-year).
M7 Group has launched its smart TV app on webOS for LG TVs in Belgium.
SPI and Alchimie have signed an agreement to increase the carriage of the SPI channels FightBox, DocuBox, FilmBox Art House and FashionBox in two new territories – Belgium and Spain – from October and December respectively.
The M7 Group and Samsung Electronics are launching their smart TV app in Belgium, to be made available under the brands TV Vlaanderen and Télésat.
Coditel Brabant SPRL, operating under the SFR brand, has told trade union representatives and staff that it intends to make the majority of its Belgian workforce redundant.
Liberty Global has unveiled its next-generation TV entertainment platform, Horizon 4, at the company’s annual Tech Summit in Amsterdam. The new STB features 4k, cloud PVR and voice control.
Beginning this month, Belgian operator Telenet is set to test its new 4k set-top box, which they call TV-box, with 20,000 customers.