Concentra launches ‘Acht’
By Robert Briel
The Belgian media group Concentra will launch its Dutch language digital TV channel Acht (Eight), specialising in imported ‘high quality’ TV series, on May 18.
Acht is the ‘preferred partner’ of Home Box Office (HBO) in Belgium and will show both new and old favourites of the US based premium channel.
From next week onward,s series including The Sopranos, The Wire, Carnivale
and Curb Your Enthusiasm
will be shown.
Acht will also buy TV series from other broadcasters, including the Channel 4 series Shameless
The Concentra media group owns printing plants, daily newspapers including Gazet Van Antwerpen
and Belang Van Limburg
, as well as interests in the regional Flemish TV channels TV Oost, ATV and TV Limburg.