Telenet’s Sickinghe to step down

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Belgian triple play operator Telenet has announced that its chief executive Duco Sickinghe is to leave the company, and will be replaced by the former head of Australian pay-TV firm Austar United Communications.

Sickinghe will step down from its executive duties on March 31st and as a director at the occasion of the annual shareholders meeting on April 24th.

He will be replaced by John Porter, a 55-year-old with dual Australian and US citizenship. Porter was chief executive of Austar until it was taken over by Foxtel last year.

Telenet is itself in the throes of a takeover battle with Liberty Global.


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