Belgium - Digital Media Market Insights, Statistics and Analysis
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 nationally, allowing for digital dividend spectrum to be auctioned in late 2013 for mobile broadband services. 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.
Belgacom launches a subscription VoD service; 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; Mobistar pays Telenet and VOO a fee to cover costs in opening up networks to wholesale service; BASE launches Snow' bundled service brand; new telecom law allows customers to cancel subscriptions within two months; Numéricable sells Belgian unit; regulator's market data update and 2012 market report; telco's financial and operating data to Q1 2014; market developments to May 2014.
Companies covered in this report include:
Belgacom, Telenet, UPC Belgium, Mobistar.