Telenet takes over Woestijnvis owner to fight SVOD rivals

Belgian cable operator has agreed to take full control of De Vijver Media, putting it in charge of the VIER, VIJF and ZES commercial channels and the Woestijnvis production house. The Liberty Global-owned operator said the deal will allow it to respond faster and more effectively to innovations in viewing experience or advertising, against a […]

Belgacom expands on-demand service

Belgian telco Belgacom has launched its TV Replay service in Flanders and Brussels, allowing viewers to watch shows up to 36 hours after they’ve aired on different devices. The service, which Belgacom began trialling in November, lets Belgacom TV customers access programmed from their TV, computer, tablet or smartphone. Starting from this week, the TV […]

News brief: Belgian dating app deal for Red Arrow

SBS Belgium-owned broadcaster VIJF has acquired a Facebook-based dating application from Red Arrow International. The app will run alongside VIJF’s upcoming dating show Singl3s, which launches next month. It was developed by Screenz, the joint venture transmedia company run by Israeli broadcaster Keshet and digital content group The Box. In Israel it has generated 10 […]