Ketnet became a separate channel in May when the VRT decided to create a new channel, OP12. This meant that providers had to make a choice.
The Brussels TV channel provider Numéricable had scrapped Ketnet from their list. This triggered protest from Dutch-speaking Brussels residents (mainly Flemings living in the capital) who addressed Paul Magnette. The minister has granted Ketnet the "must carry status", which means that providers will now have to include the children's channel in their basic channel list.