S-Media, which owns tv channels such as VTM and Q2, which is going to be a tv-in business journals and is therefore its organisation. The company wants to be up to 145 jobs within the of the classic television organisation, and support services.At the same time, the plant S Media in the creation of 50 new jobs, mostly in digital user profiles. “Where possible, the current staff as well as the first to qualify in order to fill it.” It is hoped the number of compulsory redundancies to a minimum.
The offer is available across the world in full transformation,” as it sounds today, in a press release. “Traditional tv is still very popular, but it is a fast growing supplier of digital tv and the videoplatformen changes in the natural world, and the business model of television. The concurrentieveld has also changed dramatically with the arrival of global players such as Netflix, Apple, and Disney. This enables the local players are facing a tremendous challenge.”
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S Media, has invested in recent years heavily in digital transformation, among other things, free, video, VTM Change. “However, the local leadership, to ensure and to be able to compete with the big international players, choose, BATCH, Media, now, for a far-reaching digitalization and personalization of the television business.”
the programme is the development of a streamingplatform by a paid digital offerings on the domestic and foreign series and movies, “the so-called Flemish Netflix”. It is not clear when this will be launched, it will be, ” says spokesperson Sarah Vercauteren. However, it should be for the purpose of this payment platform, in addition to the VTM-Go – which is funded by advertising and have to leave. The company is also investing in advertising and datatechnologie perform as well as the local content.
S Media, “a plan for the future outlined that, in addition to investment for a fundamental change to the current organization”. The plan was announced today to the works council, signed, and include the possible phasing out of the 145 existing jobs within the of the classic television organisation, as well as the support services. Also, the activation of a BATCH of Media in the country have been simplified, with a significant impact on the board of directors and the management team.According to the spokesperson for the police, it goes to about one in four jobs in the wide, wide screen-the organisation that is under threat.
job losses, limit
It is intended that the number of redundancies as much as possible. Along with the notice of intent to dismiss were in fact well over 50 new jobs announced, mainly on the digital profiles in the creative, business and technology teams. “Where possible, the current staff as well as the first to qualify in order to fill it.”
after consultation with the social partners, information and consultancy phase, in the framework of the law, the Renault started. Until then, the precise impact of the plan is obvious. The other BATCH of Media, such as newspaper titles, are not affected by the restructuring.
In the media sector, which in the fast pace of change, it is of vital importance for our company to adapt to the new customs and habits of the consumers and the advertisers.
Kris Vervaet, CEO of S-Media in Belgium
Create the model
Kris Vervaet, CEO of S-Media in Belgium: “In a media market that, in the fast pace of change, it is of vital importance for our company to adapt to the new customs and habits of the consumers and the advertisers. We have had a number of important steps have been made in the transformation of our business, but, in view of the increasing competition on the international level, it is necessary to make the investment in digital video and broadcast activities.”
“We are evolving towards a new business model, and it will require fundamental changes to the organization and method of operation”, says Vervaet. “We need new skills in order to be successful, to be innovative, but we also need to become much more efficient in our classic televisiebusiness. We have developed a new, forward-looking organization to emerge that are significantly different from those of the present.”
Your impact on the business is significant, and we know all too well that this is not an easy message for our people.
Kris Vervaet, CEO of S-Media in Belgium
“The impact on the business is significant, and we know all too well that this is not an easy message for our people,” said the CEO of another. “We will do everything to make this transformation plan in cooperation with the social partners to be as respectful as possible to the work. We will continue to also focus on training of our employees so that they are in an ever-changing industry of their job that they can do. As a company, we have, after all, have the expertise, the passion and the creativity of our people.”
the trade Unions: “heavy verdict”
“I can, at this moment, it is still very little in substance to say about what’s going on,” says Jan Meeuwens, stable secretary of the BBTK in Brussels. “The message is that there is up to 145 jobs are at a stand, does not come all of a sudden, if you ask me.It’s what it’s like to have two of the machines in the media industry, The press association, which is the VTM swallowing. You can the operation be expected,” says Meeuwens. “On the other hand, I do think that this news is still yet to get to.”
“This is a very difficult judgement”, says Tijs Hostyn, vakbondssecretaris of ITS Pulse.“In the company felt by the people, however, that there was something that was going to happen, but this is a very, very, very hard. Almost all of the departments seem to be affected, too. It is a shock wave created by the company”, according to Hostyn. “We’re going to this afternoon, together with the representatives of the staff to see how we are going to address and you can now hold your meetings as well.”