The European Commission has expressed a number of concerns over a proposal by the Belgian audiovisual regulators to open up the larger cable networks in Belgium to third parties. The plans would oblige Belgacom and cable operators to allow alternative operators to compete more effectively in the markets for both cable and the xDSL. Cable […]
The French cable operator Numéricable is about to close a deal with Deficom Telecom and private investor firm Apax to sell the cabler’s Belgian and Luxembourgoise assets for an amount reportedly exceeding €350 million.
Viewers in both The Netherlands and Belgium are concerned about analogue switch-off on their cable nets. In Germany cablers recently said they will continue to support analogue.
The Belgian competition authority (Raad voor de Mededinging van België) has said it agrees with the market analysis of the broadcast market by telecoms regulator BIPT and the regional media authorities VRM (Flanders), CSA (Walloon) and Medienrat (German speaking part).
WATCH VIDEO. French IPTV provider Free has added the INA Premium subsciption VOD service. Earlier this month, French cable operator Numericable also launched the service to their subscribers.
Belgian cable operator Telenet is no longer on the shortlist of potential buyers of the Belgian networks of Numericable, according to local newspaper De Tijd citing anonymous sources.
The French cable group Numericable is to put its Belgian and Luxembourg subsidiaries on the market. Banker Rothschild has been appointed to oversee the sale of the profitable division that serves between 120,000 and 150,000 customers in the Brussels area.
PureScreens has announced that its new Museum HD channel will launch December 14, 2010 on Numericable in France, Belgium and Luxembourg.
Numéricâble is to be required to follow operational procedures drawn up as part of the opening of France Telecom ducts to rival operators.
French cable network Numericable has officially launched a dedicated 3D channel. Ma Chaîne 3D will be available in over eight million households and will include coverage of the WBA heavyweight boxing fight on November 13 between David Haye and Audley Harrison, which is being shown as a simulcast with Ma Chaîne Sport.