Telenet talks with Netflix on integration in decoder




Telenet is in talks with Netflix to provide access to the platform through video decoders. This Telenet would follow its competitor Proximus, which has been doing since 2014. Telenet also negotiates with Netflix about peering.

The CEO of Telenet, John Porter, announced to consider the inclusion in the decoder during the discussion of the quarterly figures . This integration will not happen immediately, according to him, but there are talks and emphasized according to De Morgen that Telenet ‘is not a closed platform.

The integration of services like Netflix referring offered by the CEO to the Horizon platform of parent company Liberty Global, which also Ziggo. “They have an app portal, YouTube and other services. It is widely used. We see it as an evolution and not stand in the way of what the customer wants.” Access via the decoder and peering customer experience would improve, according to him.

Telenet has embraced Netflix not determined in the past. In 2014 called the company still that Netflix would have to contribute to the cost of data traffic on its network. This should even be enshrined in the law. A year earlier introduced Telenet’s own Play and Play More services with which it competes with Netflix. Proximus offers since 2014 Netflix through its decoders. Thus users need to access the service is not using the app on their smart TVs, PCs, Chromecast or other ways.

Telenet had the Play and Play More services at the end of the first quarter of 2016 315.000 customers.


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