The electrical current is 220 volts AC and standard European plugs have two round pins.
As the market has liberalised in recent years, the number of electricity and gas providers has multiplied and comparison shopping is essential.
Over 95% of Belgian households have cable television. The main cable network operators in the Brussels Region and Wallonia are Proximus, VOO, Telenet and Scarlet . They offer package deals that can include television, internet, landline and/or mobile services. There are no national television channels in Belgium. The two main public networks are and RTBF in the French Community (Wallonia and Brussels) and VRT in the Flemish Community (Flanders and Brussels)
Most cable, satellite and IPTV platforms in Belgium distribute stations from other European countries including the Netherlands, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and Italy (NPO 1, NPO 2, NPO 3, ARD, ZDF, BBC One, BBC Two, BBC World News, BBC Entertainment, TF1, France 2, France 3, Rai 1). RTBF channels include La Une, La Deux and La Trois. The private RTL Group runs the French-language channels RTL-TVI, Club RTL and Plug RTL. La Une and RTL-TVI are the main channels with local newscasts and the most local programming.