Vodafone and Liberty Global’s Dutch JV VodafoneZiggo is to switch off its analogue cable service in Utrecht at the beginning of July, the latest phase in the company’s digital migration strategy following switchovers in
Capelle aan den IJssel, Flevoland, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, The Hague and Gelderland.
The Utrecht switchover will take place on the night of Monday, June 3, on Tuesday, June 4
The operator began its digital switchover in March last year. The company says that the vast majority of subscribers already use its digital TV service.
“A lot has changed in TV over the years. The image went from black and white to colour, and the antenna disappeared from the roofs. Now we watch TV on mobiles and tablets as well as on the television screen. We are continuing to innovate to be ready for the future. The number of people who watch analogue TV has fallen sharply in recent years, so the analogue TV signal is going to be closed in order to deliver digital cable TV to all our customers via the same cable,” said CEO Jeroen Hoencamp.