SBS Belgium channels VIER, VIJF and ZES are rebranding as Play4, Play5 and Play6.
Telenet has reached an agreement with the shareholders of De Vijver Media to acquire a 50% stake in De Vijver Media via an acquisition of Sanoma’s shares for €26 million and an additional cash investment in the company of €32 million.
Publishing group Sanoma is looking to sell its 33.3% interest in private broadcaster SBS Belgium. According to local reports, RTL is one of the interested parties, as is cable operator Telenet.
SBS Belgium, has selected Xstream’s video management system, MediaMaker, for its new OTT video service on web and mobile devices.
The three main Dutch language Belgian broadcasters VRT, VMMa and SBS Belgium are combining forces to launch a common catch-up TV portal.
The Finnish media company Sanoma has completed its acquisition of Belgian television channels VT4 and VijfTV from SBS Broadcasting.
In a letter to Telenet and Belgacom TV, the three main Flemish broadcasters VMMa, VRT and SBS Belgium told the two main operators PVRs “are destroying” their business model and ask for immediate action.