Belgium’s market for bundled services has grown on the back of upgraded cable and DSL infrastructure. The broadcasting sector is characterised by language variations to accommodate the French and Walloon regions. Analogue broadcasts have been switched off in the northern part of the country, to be followed by the southern part in late 2011. In this report we present a review of bundled services developments, as well as a comprehensive overview of the country’s broadcasting market. It provides statistics on the major service providers, and also notes the status of digital, cable and satellite TV.
Movistar adds VoD to quintuple-play bundle; Belgacom extends TV Everywhere service nationally; courts uphold Open Cable regulation for resale of analogue TV services, access to digital TV and the resale of broadband access; Norkring België to launch DTT using DVB-T2 standard in early 2013; Liberty Global bids for remaining stake in Telenet; new telecom law allows customers to cancel subscriptions within two months; Numéricable sells Belgian unit; regulator’s 2011 market data update; telco financial and operating data to June 2012; market developments to October 2012.
Companies covered in this report include:
Belgacom, Telenet, UPC Belgium, Movistar.