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VodafoneZiggo moves forward with analogue switch-off

Liberty Global-Vodafone Dutch joint venture VodafoneZiggo has moved forwards with plans to phase out its analogue cable TV offering over the next two years. The company has announced plans to switch off the analogue signal in the Zuid-Holland-Zuid and Berkel en Rodenrijs areas, following switch-offs already completed in Capelle aan den IJssel, Flevoland and Rotterdam, Hoek van Holland and Rozenburg.

The two districts will see analogue transmissions terminated on the night of October 22.

VodafoneZiggo began the switch-off process in March, highlighting to customers that the change will bring them additional channels, including all regional channels and Ziggo Sport, its sports offering with Formula 1 and Champions League football coverage. Subscription costs will remain unchanged for those losing their analogue signal.

VodafoneZiggo CEO Jeroen Hoencamp said that the number of people watching analogue TV over cable had decreased significantly over the last few years as subscribers turned to multiscreen consumption of video services.