Market roll-out for Belgacom TV Replay

February 20, 2014 08.58 Europe/London By Robert Briel

belgacom_tvBelgacom is now rolling out its TV Replay catch-up service to all of Flanders and Brussels.

The market introduction follows a four-month pilot in the Ducth speaking part of the country with 10,000 customers. The service offers a catch-up TV service up to 36 hours after the original broadcast. The cloud-based service allows viewers to go back in the EPG and restart a programme on their TV, computer, smartphone or tablet. All programmes which are available to restart have a special TV Replay logo.

During the first phase of the roll-out, a limited number of channels will be available: VRT één (and één HD), Canvas, (and Canvas HD), Ketnet/OP12, VIER, (and VIER HD), Belgacom 11, Belgacom 11+, and Belgacom 5. These are the public VRT channels, three Belgacom channels as well as one channel from SBS Belgium.

During phase 2, which starts in April, channels from the commercial broadcasters SBS and Medialaan will be added (VIJF, VIJF HD, Vtm, Vtm HD, 2BE, 2BE HD, Vitaya, JIM, anne and VtmKzoom).

At the moment, a pilot in the French-speaking part of the country is also taking place, but still is still work in progress with a roll-out planned later this year.