VIER

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VIER
VIER logo.png
Logo of VIER
Launched 1 February 1995
(original launch; as VT4)
17 september 2012
(relaunch; as VIER)
Owned by De Vijver Mediaholding (formerly SBS Belgium and ProSiebenSat.1)
Picture format 625 Lines PAL (analogue)
576i SDTV (digital)
1080i HDTV (digital)
Audience share 7.54% (2008, [1])
Country Belgium
Language Dutch
Formerly called VT4 (1995 - 2012)
Website VIER.be
Availability
Satellite
TV Vlaanderen Digitaal Channel 4
Astra 1L 19.2° east 12670V, 22.0, 5/6
Cable
Telenet Digital TV (Flanders) Channel 3 (HD)
Channel 95
Telenet Digital TV (Brussels) Channel 102 (HD)
Channel 1V95
Telenet Refer to local listings at zenders.be
Voo (Brussels) Channel 74
IPTV
Belgacom TV (Flanders) Channel 4
Channel 34 (HD)
Belgacom TV (Brussels) Channel 34 (HD)
Channel 53
Belgacom TV (Wallonia) Channel 34 (HD)
Channel 223
Streaming media
Yelo TV Watch Live (HD)
TV Overal Watch Live (HD)

VIER (literally : Four) is a Belgian-Flemish commercial television channel. It is part of De Vijver Mediaholding and production company Woestijnvis.

As of 2010, the channel has a market share of more than 7%.[citation needed]

The owners of VIER also own and operate a sister station called VIJF (formerly VIJFtv).

History[edit]

The channel began broadcasting on 1 February 1995 under the name VT4. The channel initially had no Belgian broadcasting license and was transmitted via London (actually from the BBC's transmission station at Brookmans Park in Hertfordshire).

Today, VIER broadcasts legally from Zaventem in Belgium. It is available on the cable network in Brussels as well as in Flanders. It's also available throughout Belgium on the IPTV network of Belgacom, who offers triple play everywhere in Belgium where VDSL is available.

HD broadcast[edit]

VT4 HD logo

VT4 HD was launched as a temporary high-definition channel on June 7, 2008 to coincide with the kick-off of Euro 2008. It was merely a simulcast of VT4's schedule, but the Euro 2008 matches and all related talk shows were broadcast in HD. VT4 HD was available exclusively to Telenet Digital TV subscribers and was shut down on June 29, 2008.

On September 1, 2012 VT4 HD, along with sister channel VijfTV HD, launched as a HD simulcast. The channel was made available to Belgacom TV subscribers. On September 17, the day of the relaunch, both VIER HD and VIJF HD were made available for Telenet Digital TV subscribers.

Programming[edit]

Video on demand[edit]

C-More was the VOD service of SBS Belgium. The name and logo are the result of the C More Entertainment group which delivers pay-TV, C More Entertainment was a part of the SBS Broadcasting Group which was bought by the ProSiebenSat.1 Media group which sold it to TV4 Gruppen. After the relaunch of the channel the service has been renamed to MEER (MORE). The service is available through Telenet Digital TV & Belgacom TV and is available on its own website MEER.be.

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