Dealyed launch for Exqi Plus

By Robert Briel
October 1, 2009

The new Dutch language Belgian commercial channel Exqi Plus will only launch in February, said Gabriël Fehervari, CEO Alfacam, not this autumn as originally planned.

Exqi Plus is delayed because analogue cable carriage (on Telenet and other cablers) was only secured last August. “This was an absolute must in order to succeed with the channel,” according to Fehervari

For the time being, Exqi Intro will take its place on analogue and digital cable with cultural and sports programming supplied by Exqi Culture and Expi Sport.

Alfacam will take a minority share in the new channel, as will Fehervari. The company and its CEO have been forerunners in HD broadcasting with a number of HD channels including HD-1, HD-5 and HD-7.