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 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.
The company behind VOO insists the Flemish cablenet isn’t for sale.
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%).
Telenet Group Holding has nominated Amy Blair and Severina Pascu to be elected as directors at the upcoming general shareholders meeting of April 25.
Belgian cable operator Nethys, which operates under the VOO brand, and Telenet have concluded an MVNO partnership for the next five years.
Belgian operator Telenet opened its own innovation centre in Brussels in the presence of Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation, Digital Agenda, Telecom and Post.