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T-Mobile Netherlands to launch OTT TV service

KnipprDutch telecom operator T-Mobile Netherlands is to launch an OTT TV service in the spring of next year. The service, Knippr, will make a range of Dutch channels and on-demand offerings available to both T-Mobile customers and non-customers as an alternative to cable and other offerings.

T-Mobile said there will be no obligation for Knippr customers to sign up to its broadband and telephony services as part of a triple- or quad-play bundle.

Tisha van Lammeren, T-Mobile Netherlands’ director of consumer marketing, said that the service was designed to offer an alternative for consumers who were frustrated with obligations to sign up to big basic packages, bundled offerings and long-term contracts. Knippr subscribers will be able to sign up for a month with no further obligations.

The company said it would beta-test Knippr early next year. T-Mobile said it could offer most of the main channels, including online catch-up services. Pricing and details of the offering will be announced at launch.