UPDATED. The Dutch DTH platform is rolling out its service in Belgium, starting with the three public broadcasters from the VRT, Een (One), Canvas and Ketnet.
Belgian Dutch language public broadcaster VRT is pulling the plug out off its DVB-T broadcasts on December 1, citing “changing media consumption usage.’
Thee three main Belgian ISPs Proximus, Telenet and VOO are joining with right holders and are now blocking 33 websites and 450 domains on copyright grounds.
Belgian operator Proximus continues to gain customers for internet, TV and mobile postpaid, driven by convergent offers and dual brand strategy.
Belgian operator Telenet reports continued uptake of its quad-play Wigo bundles despite a tough competitive market to 333,600 RGUs at March 31, 2018 (+30,000 in Q1 2018), reaching around 15% of customer relationships.
Liberty Global’s Belgian operator Telenet would be prepared to pay EUR1,3 billion to acquire the Walloon telecommunications company VOO.
Orange Belgium has confirmed local press reports that it is interested in acquiring the VOO cable platform, owned by Liege-based Nethys and Brutélé in Brussels.
Vivid’s television division, part of Los Angeles-based Vivid Entertainment, has said a selection of its adult movies will begin airing in Belgium via Telenet.
Telenet has agreed to buy the shares in De Vijver Media currently held by Mediahuis NV (30%) and Wouter Vandenhaute and Erik Watté – Waterman & Waterman NV (20%).
Proximus TV subscribers will have access to the linear premium offer of Be tv, which consists of six HD channels.