Kanaal Z joins forces with VVMa

March 6, 2009 | 08:15 UK

The Belgian financial news channel Kanaal Z/Canal Z will join forces with the Vlaamse Media Maatschappij, VVMa for its Dutch language operation. The Roularta Media Group broadcaster will retain full ownership of the channel.

From April, Kanaal Z will make use of the technical and editorial infrastructure of the VVMa, which owns the commercial chnanels VTM, Kanaaltwee and JIMTV. The number of journalists will be reduced to six and they will be housed with the VTM news team in the Brussels suburb of Vilvoorde.

At the same time, the French language Canal Z will start to make use of the editorial team of the French business news channel BFM. The channel will also employ just six journalists/presenters.